‘This Is The Police’ Will Teach You To Respect Its Authority On The Switch This Month

Walk the thin blue line when This Is The Police cracks down on the Nintendo Switch eShop later this month, physical release to follow in December
This is the Police

Publisher THQ Nordic today announced that This Is The Police, the game that allows you to exercise your inner police chief in a crime-riddled city, will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch digitally on October 24th, 2017, and in retail form on December 5th.

Originally released on PC,  PlayStation 4, and Xbox One last year, This Is The Police is a strategy/adventure game that puts players in the (probably flat-footed) shoes of Police Chief Jack Boyd (voiced by Duke Nukem star Jon St John). With the mayor breathing down his precinct’s neck and mafia looking to buy his loyalty, Boyd must walk the thin blue line and deal with difficult choices in this surprisingly topical title.

Alex had a lot to say about This Is The Police in his review last year, summarizing his experience with the following:

“This is the Police makes me uneasy, but what made me uneasy about it is what makes me want to recommend it. I felt something from the narrative by having a hand in how it panned out. I didn’t feel like a hero and I was scared to make a decision that pulled me further from that role. It reminded me of the feeling I got playing Spec Ops: The Line. I’d like to think the game isn’t glorifying this behavior but putting a lens over it, but that’s all up to the player. I highly recommend This is the Police if only because it started a discussion in my head this country’s trying to have. I want people to play this just to hear what they have to say. Intentions or not, This is the Police is going to get a lot of attention based solely on the subject matter.”

You can read Alex’s full review here.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Before founding the site, Frank was a staff writer for the blogs Gaming Judgement and NuclearGeek.

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