Zelda meets The Last of Us in Eastward, coming to Steam next month

Zelda meets The Last of Us in Eastward, coming to Steam next month

August 12, 2021 Off By Games Break
Zelda meets The Last of Us in Eastward, coming to Steam next month
Zelda meets The Last of Us in Eastward, coming to Steam next month

A trailer for Eastward closed the Nintendo Indie World Showcase earlier today, announcing the game’s release date – but don’t worry, it’s coming to PC, too. The 2D action-adventure is due out in just over a month, and it’s the first title from Shanghai-based studio Pixpil, joining an increasingly-robust line of games at publisher Chucklefish driven by beautiful pixel art.

Eastward is due out on September 16 for PC via Steam and GOG, as well as Nintendo Switch. A 10% pre-order discount brings the price down to $22.49 / £19.79 / €22.49. The devs say in the announcement that you can expect around 30 hours of gameplay out of Eastward, so this is a meaty one.

Eastward puts you in control of two protagonists – John and Sam – in a cross-country journey through a world where society has collapsed after the spread of a deadly toxin. It’s got the extremely green post-apocalypse and sad dad vibes of The Last of Us, combined with the colourful charms and top-down perspective of classic Zelda.