Liverpool based indie studio Atomicom today announced its Mars based survival sandbox game JCB Pioneer: Mars is headed to Nintendo Switch on 24th December, 2018 in EU and AUS, 3rd January, 2019 in NA for £19.99 / €22.19 / $24.99. Previously released on Steam Early Access, the Switch version builds on the original; addressing user feedback, adding a tonne of new updates and improvements including a huge increase in performance, new and improved UI, new tools, refined gameplay and much more.
“We’ve taken the time to really think about how we can bring the game to the Switch market.” said Tamsyn Hastings, Designer at Atomicom. “We’ve made drastic improvements across the board; refining playability and in game experiences, implementing new explorable areas and mechanics which allow us to show more game depth than the original early access release. We hope these improvements will give players a deeper more expansive and fulfilling gameplay experience”.
“At JCB, innovation is in our lifeblood and we are constantly exploring new thinking and JCB Pioneer: Mars provides a vision of the tools needed for future space colonisation”, said Worldwide Marketing Director, Michael Plummer. “It’s been an incredible experience for our visionary design team to build a series of futuristic heavy-duty construction and mining vehicles, optimised for exploration and mining on Mars”.