'Subnautica' arrives on Nintendo Switch in early 2021

The sequel, 'Subnautica: Below Zero,' is on the way to the console too.

Unknown Worlds Entertainment

It took quite some time before alien undersea survival game Subnautica made its way from PC and Xbox One to PlayStation 4. A bit more than two years after that port, Nintendo Switch owners will be able to check it out too. As announced during the Indie World Showcase, it’ll hit that console sometime early next year.

In Subnautica, you’re tasked with scouring the depths for resources, building your base and other structures and learning what happened in the oceans of an alien planet called 4546B. All the while, you’ll need to survive the threat of various creatures. They’ll be even more deadly if you opt for the permadeath mode.

But that’s not all, as you’ll be able to play the sequel on the move too. Subnautica: Below Zero will also arrive on Switch in early 2021. As well as other threats, you’ll need to endure the frigid waters of the colder areas of 4546B. Developer Unknown Worlds says it’s working with Shiny Shoe and Unity Professional Services to bring both games to Nintendo’s console.