Sheltered arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 18th

by: Sean Colleli -
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Just in time for my birthday, Team 17 is bringing their survival sim Sheltered to Nintendo Switch. Hey, it's almost like they new! Joking aside, Sheltered had a pretty positive reception on Steam and the various other platforms is launched on back in 2016. A far cry from the cushy vaults in Fallout, Sheltered challenged you to protect your family in a cold, cramped underground bunker after a nuclear exchange devastates the surface. You need to fend off starvation, cabin fever and exhaustion as you scavenge for supplies and fight wild animals and hostile survivors.

I might give this one a go. I found This War of Mine to be fairly tedious and pretentious, but maybe I just had survival game burnout. I like the retro-pixel art style that Sheltered is rocking, and the turn-based combat feels like a better fit for the simulation aspects. You can grab Sheltered on the eShop on December 18th.


11th December 2018 – Team17, a global games label, creative partner and developer of independent, premium video games in partnership with Unicube announced that Sheltered is releasing on Nintendo Switch™. Sheltered will be available digitally via the Nintendo eShop from 18th December priced at £9.99/$14.99/€14.99 with a 20% discount for the launch week. On Nintendo Switch, Sheltered includes the base game plus the Surrounded and Stasis additional content.
Watch the announcement trailer here
Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic disaster management game that gives a whole new meaning to the term “nuclear family”. After a global apocalypse, you take on the role of protecting four family members living in a deserted underground shelter. Their wellbeing and survival are your responsibility. One bad decision and a loved one is gone, forever.

Combat claustrophobia, radiation and mental exhaustion as you cling desperately to life in the cramped, cold underground shelter. You’ll have to leave the scant protection the shelter offers behind as you’re forced to venture outside into the dangerous, desolate wasteland to scavenge for vital supplies which could ensure your family’s survival for just one more day. Also, pets! Choose between a dog, cat, fish, snake or horse as your loyal companion.
Key Features:

First time on Nintendo Switch: Sheltered is available on Nintendo Switch for the first time! Enjoy the apocalypse on the go in handheld mode or at home in TV mode or table top mode.

Extra content: Additional scenarios Surrounded and Stasis are included.

Family comes first: Keep your family alive and protect them from the ravages of the harsh post-apocalyptic world.

Make the shelter a home: Maintain your shelter - keep it secure, habitable and make sure that the family have enough resources to survive. Protect your shelter from hazards and infiltration!

Customisation: Your family is unique to you; you decide their gender, names and their appearance.

RPG mechanics: As your family develop, their stats will adapt with an evolving experience and trauma system. Attributes, strengths and weaknesses will dynamically change based on your choices.

Crafting system: Create comforts for your family’s shelter and equipment for aiding exploration.

Exploration: Send out your family to explore and gather resources for everyday living and crafting.

Recruitment system: Recruit outsiders with different personalities, integrate them into your shelter life and earn their loyalty.

Dynamic encounter system: Your family will encounter various threats including roaming factions and feral beasts.

Turn-based combat: For those that cannot be reasoned with, violence can be used as a last resort. Your family may depend on it.

Vehicles: Make exploration quicker and safer.