Night in the Woods is getting a major update in December. Called the Weird Autumn Edition, the free update will act as a director’s cut of the game. The trailer promises a bunch of new content including “new weird,” “new crimes,” “old tales,” and that it will be the complete edition of the game. Additionally, two supplemental games will be updated into the game, Longest Night and Lost Constellation. PS4 owners will have to wait slightly longer for that, as it won’t come until January 2018.
Check out the Night in the Woods Weird Autumn Edition announcement trailer below:
I actually reviewed Night in the Woods when it released earlier this year for another outlet. Here’s a snippet of what I had to say about the game (I really dug it for the most part):
One early moment that really stood out was when Mae and her friends held band practice for the first time since she was back. They played a song that I’m still humming days later called “Die Anywhere Else,” which is about feeling trapped in a small town and coming to terms with death as long as it wasn’t there. It was practically a song that I had written dozens of times as a teenager, although I never had the genius idea of combining my thoughts of dying and hatred of my town into one song (it’s probably why I’m a critic and not a musician). It was an incredibly genuine moment in a game filled with dozens of them.
It’s these small moments that end up defining Night in the Woods. While it was impossible to ignore the fact that I had found an arm outside a diner, I was still far more fascinated by the day-to-day lives of the residents of Possum Springs. From listening to a down on her luck poet to hanging out with a troubled 15-year-old that spends evenings sleeping near train tracks, almost every minor character feels fleshed out, and I enjoyed checking in with them on a daily basis.
Night in the Woods: Weird Autumn Edition will be releasing on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on December 13. A Nintendo Switch version has been teased, and the developer says to “stay tuned for info about other platforms!”