Available for physical purchase and digital download in Q1 2022

27 October 2021 – Paris, France – Life is Strange co-creator and DONTNOD co-founder Hervé Bonin’s studio Nameless XIII and publisher Dear Villagers (ScourgeBringer, The Forgotten City) have announced that their survival adventure ‘Ashwalkers’ will be coming to Nintendo Switch in Q1 2022

Years after a geological disaster, a group of survivors called “The Squad” set out into a ravaged world. They need to find a safe haven for their people, but to reach it they must cross a post-apocalyptic wasteland full of complex moral dilemmas. Players must manage the party’s food and equipment and find their way through a dynamic narrative with multiple possible endings.

As well as being available for digital download on the Nintendo e-shop, Dear Villagers are partnering with distributor Meridiem to release a special physical edition of Ashwalkers. Ashwalkers – Survivor’s Edition will include a specially designed box and an art book illustrating some of the stunning black and white artwork from the game and a set of character stickers. 

‘I’m very happy that a whole new group of gamers will have the opportunity to experience Ashwalkers,’ said Hervé Bonin, founder of Studio Nameless XIII. ‘It is a very personal and intimate story, making it a perfect fit for a handheld console.’


  • Face complex moral dilemmas and make meaningful decisions
  • Discover new paths on each roughly 2 hour-long playthrough
  • Four distinct characters, 34 different endings depending on your choices
  • Find food, manage equipment, and ration medication to keep the group from succumbing to madness and despair
  • Travel and learn about this hostile world destroyed by a volcanic apocalypse
  • Seek out and harvest vital resources in the wild 
  • Overcome obstacles, violent encounters, and the deadly climate on your journey


About  Nameless XIII

Nameless XIII is a new French independent studio made up of seven people, including several former students of ETPA Toulouse who created the initial prototype of Ashwalkers. Headed by a former DONTNOD executive, this young team intends to specialize in narrative survival games set in hostile universes and full of moral dilemmas.

About Dear Villagers

Dear Villagers is Plug In Digital’s publishing label. It’s a warm-hearted invitation to join us in the little unusual neighborhood we are building within the gaming industry, a place where talented studios can unleash their creativity and where players enjoy distinctive and audacious games on PC and consoles, such as Edge of Eternity, ScourgeBringer, and Recompile.

About Meridiem Games

Meridiem Games is an independent publisher and distributor of video games for all platforms. The entire Meridiem Games team is focused on meeting the demand of gamers who are fond of physical editions, titles such as Fahrenheit 15Th Anniversary PS4, KUNAI Day One Edition NSW, Daymare: 1998 Black Edition PS4, Pang Adventures Buster Edition PS4 / NSW, etc. .They have come out in their physical edition thanks to Meridiem Games .. www.meridiem-games.com