Not so long ago we shared the news that The children that we were should be out on Switch early next year; It’s quite a charming game that follows adventurous kids in the Japanese suburbs, with time travel and some lovely pictures. It turns out that it is closer than originally thought, now to arrive in the eShop 2. December priced at $ 15.99 (and regional equivalents), but with a 20% discount on pre-orders.
Developed by GAGEX (known for feel-good and nostalgic games), it’s a narrative adventure game that adopts blocky voxel-like graphics – think The Touryst but with a calmer color palette. It has received a lot of positive reviews on mobile, while the game has also won various awards in the Japanese scene. It includes a little time travel, a ‘back to the future’ type of search, and a backdrop of Tokyo’s suburbs in the 1980s.
One of the awards among the various awards was the professional production of a live-action teaser trailer that highlights the childhood friendship and general vibe of the game. You can see this and some of its official descriptions below.
Our story begins with Minato arriving in the small town of Kagami, an extraordinarily ordinary place in a sleepy suburb of Tokyo.
But there is more to this simple journey than meets the eye. Minato has a secret goal: to find his missing father, who allegedly lives somewhere in the area.
Our young detective Minato wastes no time getting started and soon finds a puzzling clue to his father’s whereabouts. He was left with a mysterious notebook with the ominous title “The Seven Mysteries”.
With this notebook as a guide, Minato embarks on a long and difficult journey, not through space but through time. Because his goal was 33 years ago – the day on which father and mother met for the first time!
The Switch version has new content compared to the mobile original, with a new “bonus episode set after the events of the main game” and additional collectibles.
Let us know what you think – is it one for the wish list?