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Airport Hero Haneda announced for Nintendo Switch, including English language

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Japanese developer SonicPowered has announced the upcoming release of I am an Air Traffic Controller: Airport Hero Haneda for Nintendo Switch.

Today Japanese developer Sonic Powered announced the upcoming release of I am an Air Traffic Controller: Airport Hero Haneda for Nintendo Switch.

The game will be released on September 8, 2022, and surprisingly enough, it will include English language support in addition to Japanese.

As the title suggests, this is an air traffic controller simulation based on Tokyo Haneda Airport in Japan, challenging the player to direct planes around aprons and runways in order to ensure smooth operation.

The I am an Air Traffic Controller series, originally developed by TechnoBrain for PC, has been around for 24 years since its debut in July 1998. Recently, Technobrain released I Am an Air Traffic Controller 4 in English on Steam (also featuring Haneda), followed by of the Naha DLC, with the arrival of Sapporo New Chitose.

On the other hand, Sonic Powered has been releasing console spin-offs on PSP and Nintendo handhelds (Nintendo DS then 3DS) since 2006 with the Airport Hero subtitle, proving quite successful in Japan and even getting a handful of localizations.

Now the Airport Hero series is finally making the leap to the latest handheld, the Nintendo Switch, and the fact that it’s coming in English is really awesome for fans who don’t speak Japanese.

Incidentally, this isn’t Aviation’s first foray into the Switch for Sonic Powered, which recently released Landing Hero Haneda x 787 in both Japan and the West.

When that happened, many wondered if the Airport Hero series would follow, and today we got the answer.

Below you can check out some screenshots and the box art. In Japan, the game has been released physically, but we can probably give it up in the West.