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Spirit of the Island (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. ???)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Spirit of the Island on Nintendo Switch (originally released in October 2023 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Spirit of the Island – Ver. ???

  • Release date: May 17th 2024 (North America, Europe) / May 18th 2024 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

This update brings the following to the game:

  • brings Nintendo Switch up to date with PC version
    • adds New Story mode
      • New Story mode brings completely reworked quests, dialogues and main story line for both single player and co-op modes. And yes, the story is now the same in both modes. That’s about 25 hours of brand new gameplay completely for free! It’s a great way to experience the game anew. We had a lot of feedback from our dear community and we did our absolute best to rework everything from scratch. We don’t want to spoil too much here, but we hope that you and your friends are excited to visit our tropical paradise again in both single player and co-op! Oh, and don’t worry about the old story: it will be available as well! If you want to try it, select “Children of the Ocean” when you start the game. But we highly recommend playing the new one first, as it will be the most complete experience you could get!
    • and more…
  • Added Korean language on all platforms!
  • Fixed town chairs Interaction icon;
  • Fixed Mechanic and Captain disappearing during quests in the nighttime;
  • Fixed vehicles causing tourists to get stuck;
  • Fixed player names sometimes showing as “none”;
  • Fixed tree at the entrance of the farm house;
  • Fixed missing Airship interaction in the new story mode;
  • Fixed and reviewed NPC chat background;
  • General optimisations for the game;
  • Quest and Coop fixes.
  • Achievements fixes (you should get All Done now).

How to download updates for Spirit of the Island for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Spirit of the Island, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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