Bugsnax heads to Nintendo Switch on April 28th [Update]

Bugsnax (Image credit: Young Horses Games)

Update 1:53 p.m. EST: A physical copy of the game is being produced by Fangamer, and will be available for preorder soon.

What you need to know

  • Bugsnax is a game developed by Young Horses Games, featuring creatures that are a cross between bugs and snacks.
  • The game was previously exclusive to PlayStation consoles, but is heading to Nintendo Switch and other platforms.
  • Nintendo Switch owners can play Bugsnax and all its free DLC on April 28, 2022.

Bugsnax took the world by storm with its creative writing, fun gameplay, and bizarre Bugsnax, a quirky mashup of bugs and snacks. From the Bunger to the Strabby, these mysterious creatures have become iconic and easily recognizable.

Nintendo Switch owners who wish to get their own taste of these hilarious critters (though tasting them may not be a very good idea) can now rejoice! The developers, Young Horses Games, announced in a tweet today that the critically acclaimed game is heading to the Nintendo Switch family of systems later this month.

Not only can Nintendo Switch players get their hands on Bugsnax and its surprisingly deep story, but they can also access the game's free DLC, the Isle of Bigsnax. This DLC features even more story content, returning characters, and Bugsnax that are... big. If this sounds like it's up your alley, you can play through this great game starting on April 28, 2022.

Fangamer to release a phyiscal version of Bugsnax on Nintendo Switch

A physical version of the game will also be available via Fangamer, as outlined in their recent tweet:

Though no release date for the phyiscal copy has been announced, prospective customers can sign up on the Fangamer website to be notified when the game is available for preorder.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.