First released for PC in 2013, mystery-adventure game Kentucky Route Zero is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2018, developer Cardboard Computer announced today. Titled Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, it will include all five acts and all of the interludes.
After calling Kentucky Route Zero a “magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky,” Cardboard Computer’s Jake Elliott said:
We started working on Kentucky Route Zero almost seven years ago, thinking it was going to be a relatively short sort of exploratory, non-violent game set in Mammoth Cave, in Kentucky. The project grew into something a lot larger in scope: a story that links together dozens of fully-realized characters and the places (some mundane and some surreal) where they live and work — a contemporary tragedy about debt, family, capitalism, and the electronic ghosts of abandoned futures.
He later added:
For Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, we’re collecting all five acts and all of the interludes together, so the game on PlayStation will be complete from the day it’s released. We’re adding localization in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean for the first time. Finally, we’re doing some tuning and accessibility work to help the game look and play its best on TVs — adjustable font sizes, brightness options, stuff like that. The game already plays great with a DualShock 4 controller.
The developers are aiming for an early 2018 launch.