Today we’re excited to announce the launch of Sheltered on Nintendo Switch eShop. Sheltered on Nintendo Switch includes post-launch updates, Surrounded and Stasis, which add an additional two game modes to the apocalyptic adventure.

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 well-being 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.

A family of three have discovered a large cache of supplies inside a hidden bunker, in a very dangerous part of the world. They have no way out, no way to transport the supplies, and are constantly under assault from gangs of bandits. The family has no choice but to split up. The father goes out in search of transport, whilst the mother and son barricade themselves inside and setup traps to try and protect the supplies until father returns.

50 days. No back-up. You are surrounded…

Earth is dying. There will be no recovering from the apocalypse that man has unleashed onto the world, you must reach out to the stars and find a new home…

In Sheltered: Stasis you must find a way to leave your hostile home planet behind you by building and launching a rocket. The scenario will be complete when you gather all the rocket parts and successfully launch, or, if your family perishes. There are eight different endings available for you to discover – all depending on the success or failure of your mission.

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.

Sheltered is available now on Nintendo Switch eShop for £9.99/$14.99/€14.99 with a 20% launch week discount.

Launch Livestream

Join us today at 4pm GMT as we create our own family, move into our bunker and take on the apocalypse!

We’ll be live on:
As well as on the Team17 Facebook page.

Get your questions answered

Tonight at 6pm GMT we’ll be hosting an Ask Me Anything over on Reddit. Whether you want to know about Sheltered, its developer Unicube or what it’s like to imagine the end of the world, the development team will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

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