Somewhat of an indie darling already, Golf Story will be hitting the links on Nintendo Switch this upcoming Thursday.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 25, 2017
Coming from developer Sidebar Games, the 2D 16-bit title offers a pretty unique spin on the classic RPG formula — which involves hitting a golf ball at it. Truly the pioneer in golf-based gameplay, the game looks to take players on an intense story-driven journey through eight unique holes. The official website gives the rest of the details:
Sidebar Games is excited to announce Golf Story for Nintendo Switch™. Play the story of a golfer, forced to give up all that he holds dear for one final shot at accomplishing his dream.
But all is not so simple in the world of golf. To best today’s players you have to be able to keep up with them not just on the course, but also off it.
Here are some of the things you can do in the game:
Tee up anywhere! You’ll be surprised by how many problems can be solved by hitting a golf ball at them.
Explore 8 unique environments, each with their own courses, towns, people and secrets.
Play through a dramatic story with a diverse cast of characters.
Upgrade your golfer by completing challenges, solving puzzles and buying new equipment.
Round out your skill set with long driver tournaments, disc golf, mini golf and wee links. Then go beyond golf with extra challenges like races, mowing, drone flights and geocaching.
Golf Story releases this Summer. Stay tuned for details.
Expected to bring something fresh to both old and new 2D RPG fans, those interested in Golf Story can also check out the teaser trailer below.