Stone is coming to Nintendo Switch in May

The Nintendo Switch release date of stoner noir adventure Stone has been moved up to May 8th, developer Convict Games has announced.

The game was originally due to release this fall and follows the story of Stone, a koala private investigator. Stone awakes after a heavy night of drinking to discover that his lover Alex has been kidnapped. He then sets off on a mission to discover what happened the night before and find Alex.

Stone is an interactive story I’ve always wanted to tell and play. I wrote, direct, programmed, funded and produced the entire project, and it feels incredibly liberating to break free and to release Stone completely independently,” Convict Games’ Greg Louden said.

Stone may not be for everyone, but we hope it’s wild, artistic nature, and Australian influences resonate with those craving a narrative unafraid to ‘go there,” Louden added. “For Stone, we’ve been tapping into the influential works of counterculture icons including Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson and Thomas Pynchon, classic stoner noir films such as The Big Lebowski and Inherent Vice, and other narrative-driven games including Firewatch and Grim Fandango.”

Stone is available now on Xbox One, PC, and mobile.

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