The Trail, Peter Molyneux’s chilled out hiking game, is out today on Nintendo Switch priced 11.99.
The Trail first launched on mobile devices late in 2016 before a Steam via PC launch in 2017. It’s easily the best game from 22cans, the studio Molyneux founded after leaving Microsoft and Lionhead Studios.
The idea behind the game is for players to explore, collect, craft and trade as they make their way to a frontier town called Eden Falls, one camp at a time. The Switch version is a port of the PC version (which carries the subtitle Frontier Challenge), and as such includes challenges and character skill upgrade trees. Here’s the official blurb:
- Join pioneers from across land and sea in an epic journey across an undiscovered country! Walk down the single track path of destiny at a calm and measured pace! Get out there and make your mark upon the world, adventurer!
- And you are not alone in your travels! Every person you meet on The Trail is another player who will trade with you at campfires located along the way.
Molyneux and 22cans have been quiet of late following a controversial and tumultuous period for the legendary video game designer and his studio. 22cans is working on a new game that is expected to be revealed later this year.