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Peter Molyneux's "The Trail: Frontier Challenge" Ventures onto the Nintendo Switch

Kongregate has reteamed with 22cans to launch The Trail: Frontier Challenge on the Nintendo Switch! Imagined by industry legend Peter Molyneux, creator of Black & White and the “God Game” genre, 22cans is bringing the popular PC game, with touch controls, to console for the first time.

The Trail: Frontier Challenge is an innovative and exploration-driven simulation game -- taking players on a massive journey through the beautiful and expansive American wilderness. After choosing a character, players will throw on a backpack and embark on a stunning adventure through mountains and forests, collecting items to craft and trade with, while avoiding exhaustion from their travels. As they amass fortune and notoriety, they will work with others around the globe to build a thriving community and ultimately become the leader of the most successful town in the new American frontier.

"The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic platform and one that is perfectly suited for The Trail: Frontier Challenge,” said Peter Molyneux, Creative Director, 22cans. “Whether players are relaxing at home, or off on their own travels, there’s a completely immersive and beautiful experience to pick up and play.”

The Trail: Frontier Challenge includes more strategy and challenges than ever before. Weather affects player progress in challenging and sometimes unpredictable ways. Extreme cold requires additional food, while muddy terrain can slow progress, but players can craft improved clothing & gear to receive various buffs to help counteract these effects. After reaching Eden Falls, travelers will have the opportunity to build a home as one of 5 professions: Explorer, Hunter, Lumberjack, Cook, or Tailor. Each profession has its own skill tree to progress through and can only be truly mastered when every skill is unlocked. Touch controls in portable mode have been added exclusively for the Switch release.

"Developing for the Switch has been a new and exciting process for our team," said Emily Greer, co-founder and CEO of Kongregate. "The Trail is a perfect debut Switch title for us; it's family-friendly and easy to put down and pick back up again. We think Switch players will really enjoy being able to take their cinematic adventure with them anywhere they go."

Players can embark on their epic journey along an unexplored frontier in The Trail: Frontier Challenge right now in Europe and starting March 8 in the Americas on the Nintendo Switch ($14.99), rated E for Everyone. You can find additional information about the game on the official Facebook and Twitter accounts.