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Little Kitty, Big City is coming to Switch and Steam on May 9

Following Nintendo’s Indie World game announcements on April 17, we now know that Little Kitty, Big City will be released on May 9, 2024. With the game so close to its release date, let’s talk about what we know and where you can play Little. Kitty, big city.

Little Kitty, Big City: the Switch game where you can become a cat

The concern Switch players often have is that some big indie games won’t make their way to the Nintendo Switch. A good example of this is Stray, another cat-focused game released on Steam, but not on the Switch.

Nintendo gamers have their own gaming niche, but there’s something very cozy about being able to cuddle up with a hot drink and your portable console, even after all these years. When game releases make it past the Switch release lists, it can be discouraging.

Screenshot of the official release date trailer for Little Kitty, Big City.  A black cat wearing a sheriff's hat stares into the camera after clearing chess pieces from a board.  Several pieces are missing or have fallen over, a blue pawn remains suspended in the air and continues to fall from the table.
Image via Double Dagger Studio

Some cozy games from recent years have only been released on PC, such as Spirit City: Lofi Sessions, Chill Town and I Am Future: Cozy Apocalypse Survival. That’s not to say Switch users are missing out on fun games, but we certainly missed Stray, which is still going strong almost two years after launch.

Luckily, Little Kitty, Big City will be available on Nintendo Switch and Steam when it releases on May 9.

Will Little Kitty, Big City appear on Game Pass?

This game is gearing up to be one of the hottest indie game releases this year. It will be available on Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Series S players on May 9, making it a day one release. No one will miss this game… Except PlayStation gamers. Sorry!

Screenshot of the official release date trailer for Little Kitty, Big City.  A black cat lies on their back in a spot of shade.  There are spots of sun on the ground and glitter indicates the cat's luck.
Image via Double Dagger Studio

What is Little Kitty, Big City?

Little Kitty, Big City is another great, fun game that allows the player to control a cute, black cat who is lost in an unnamed Japanese city. Developed by Double Dagger Studio as their first game, Little Kitty, Big City was shown to the public at the Wholesome Games event during the Wholesome Snack showcase. It received positive press after the event and is a game that many indie gamers have been anticipating for almost two and a half years.

The goal of Little Kitty, Big City is to help this sleek feline get back home. During their journey, you can enjoy many of the things you think cats do when they’re sniffing around, like jumping into boxes, sneaking out with food, and chasing their tails.

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It’s just a silly little cat game. It has Gremlin energy, which is perfect for fun gamers and those looking for something light-hearted to play.

The style reminds many people of Untitled Goose Game, which is a fair comparison to make. There’s nothing scary or dystopian about this game, it’s just a sunny game about a cat trying to get home.

How much will Little Kitty, Big City cost?

The price of Little Kitty, Big City is still set on Steam, but the Nintendo e-Shop currently has it on pre-order offer for $22.49. The sale for Little Kitty, Big City ends on May 17th and the price will increase to regular price $24.99 on the Switch.

Game Pass players will benefit from having the game included in their monthly subscription. However, if you don’t already have a subscription, it costs $9.99 per month for PC or Xbox, or you can pay $16.99 to have Game Pass games on both systems.

Looking for more indie game content from Pro Game Guides? Check out our guide to the 10 best indie games of 2023 and the 10 best indie games of all time.


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