Today, fans of OlliOlli World were elated to hear the exciting news that the game would be getting a physical switch release. This comes as great news for fans who had been waiting for this long-anticipated release ever since the game was announced in May. Unfortunately, it’s not quite what it seems.
What Is OlliOlli World?
OlliOlli World is a platformer game developed by Roll7 and published by Devolver Digital. It has been described as an “explosive mix of skateboarding, platforming and combo-based tricks gameplay” and features over 100 levels across 6 different worlds. The game is set in a vibrant pixelated world populated by characters with unique personalities and abilities. Players take control of Ollie, a young skateboarder, as they attempt to navigate their way through various obstacles while trying to score the highest points possible.
The game has seen critical success since its launch earlier this year with many praising its tight controls, vibrant visuals and challenging levels. It currently holds an 86% rating on Metacritic making it one of the highest rated games released this year on Nintendo Switch.
Physical Release Disappointment
“Today’s announcement regarding a physical release was met with excitement from fans,” said Roll7 CEO Simon Bennett. However, that excitement soon turned to disappointment when it was revealed that the physical version would not be releasing in all regions. Instead, only Europe and Australia will receive physical cartridges for now but no explanation has been given as to why other regions will not have access.
“It’s understandable that some people might be disappointed,” said Bennett. “We understand people want their games in physical form and we wish we could provide that for everyone but unfortunately due to some unforeseen circumstances we can’t