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TGA 2018: Sayonara Wild Hearts revealed for Nintendo Switch

Annapurna and Simogo were first up with Sayonara Wild Hearts, a pop music game revealed at The Game Awards 2018 for Nintendo Switch.


The Game Awards 2018 started off with a world premiere of Sayonara Wild Hearts for Nintendo Switch. The stylish trailer revealed that the game will be launching in 2019. Described as a "pop album video game", the trailer showed off different music groups and they're listed below.

  • Dancing Devils
  • Howling Moons
  • Stereo Loves
  • Hermit64
  • Little Death
  • The Fool

Sayona Wild Hearts is described as follows, taken from the official reveal trailer above:

Sayonara Wild Hearts is a euphoric music video dream about being awesome, riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph. As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams and leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called The Fool. Traveling through futuristic cities, dark forests, and electric deserts, The Fool sets out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of her star crossed allies: Little Death, Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers, and Hermit 64.

The Game Awards 2018 is broadcast across over 40 platforms around the world, but you can watch along with the Shacknews team and stay up to date with the coolest community around. If you missed out on previous updates, it has already been confirmed that there are no updates for The Last of Us Part 2 and that Hideo Kojima is not attending, though nothing was said about Death Stranding.

In addition to being home to new reveals and updates on some of the highest profile games in development, The Game Awards 2018 is, first and foremost, a celebration of the previous year’s releases. Thus far, the winners for The Game Awards 2018 are as follows:

  • Best Narrative - Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Esports Game - Overwatch
  • Best Esports Team - Cloud9
  • Best Esports Coach - Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu(Cloud9)
  • Best Esports Event - 2018 League of Legends World Championship
  • Best Esports Host - Efje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Best Esports Moment - Cloud9 Comeback at Eleague Major: Boston 2018

Sayonara Wild Hearts is set for a 2019 launch and is developed and published by Simogo and Annapurna Interactive respectively. We’re watching The Game Awards 2018 live as a Shacknews family and will be bringing you more winners and reveals as they happen. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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