Being a depressed raccoon detective has never been so convenient
After its release in October 2021, Spine was making headlines with its goofy premise, gorgeous art style, and unique characters. Following the trend of neo-noir games featuring anthropomorphic animals, players take on the role of Howard Lotor, a raccoon and private detective who solves cases in a dystopian version of Vancouver, Canada. If you’ve been waiting for a larger console release, or just haven’t had a chance to play it yet, I have good news for you, because Spine is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 9, as announced today on the game’s official Twitter.
Instead of another normal and boring game ad, SpineTwitter account decided to do something a little funnier by allowing Howard to tell us himself through a animal crossing fan art. What really attracts me is swearing, because there is nothing funnier to me than people corrupting the usually virgin world of THAT.
February 9 pic.twitter.com/AGwH4IdJj9
— Backbone (@backbonegame) January 19, 2022
I can’t be sure, but I have the odd feeling that Howard and Tom Nook would get along just fine, considering they’re a raccoon and a tanuki respectfully. That and they can both be badass at times (but we still love them anyway).
Given the nature of Spine, it should be great to play on the Switch, and of course it now has the added benefit of being able to take it anywhere we want. There’s also the sequel to look forward to, which was announced in late December and is slated for release sometime this year. According to game developer Eggnut, they are a crisis free studio (yay!), and hopefully that won’t change as the new version gets closer.
I’ll wait patiently until then, and I can always start another game – but on my Switch this time.