Unfortunately, there’s currently no physical version release planned. Here’s what the developer, Frogwares has to say:
We initially wanted to do a physical release – we know lots of players prefer these – but we were eventually forced to put this off for now. We didn’t want to take too long to release the game on the Nintendo Switch, but going into the logistics and distribution of physical editions would push the release back by months. Frogwares is self-publishing this version but we’re not a big company and don’t have the resources to handle such a complex process ourselves. So, we’re focusing on the digital release first and might release a physical edition later. -Sergey Oganesyan, Communications Manager
In addition, the developer included a selection of timed pre-order bonues for the Switch edition while putting together a Deluxe Edition with additional side missions. The standard edition will retail for $49.99 while the Deluxe Edition will retail for $64.99.
According to the developer, the Switch version of The Sinking City is not just a standard port. The team worked on multiple imporvements and tweaks based on player feedback.
“We did our best to optimize the game and ensure it runs at a stable 30 frames throughout. We also improved combat a bit to have more weight and feel. Weapons now have new gunshot sounds, improved recoil and new visual effects. We also did our best to improve the game from people’s feedback. So things like crowd behavior and pedestrian AI has been tweaked along with all around additional levels of polishing and bug fixing.” – Serge Chervonnyi, Game Producer Manager
The Sinking City will be available for Switch on September 12, 2019 via the Nintendo eShop. Check out the Switch trailer below: