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Bad North, A Roguelike Tactical Adventure, Debuts On Nintendo Switch This Summer

This stylish title from Plausible Concept puts you in the role of king.


During today’s Nindie Showcase, a handful of intriguing titles were announced for the Nintendo Switch. One of those was Bad North, a roguelike tactical adventure from developer Plausible Concept and it launches this summer.

In Bad North, the king of the land is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. You rise up to take your father’s place as ruler and prepare yourself to defend against further attack. The game is ultimately a survival game where you’ll plot out strategies to defend against different types of attackers in various unique scenarios.

  • REAL-TIME TACTICS ROGUELITE: Position and relocate your troops to fend off the Vikings, who each have their own counters to the threats you pose. Pick your battles and plan your evacuations carefully! Lose a commander and they're gone forever; lose everything, and it's game over!
  • INTELLIGENT UNIT CONTROLS: You command the broad strokes of your defenses and monitor positioning — your soldiers do the rest, navigating and engaging intuitively in response to the situation at hand.
  • PROCEDURALLY-GENERATED ISLANDS: Each island is both stylistically charming and unique in its layout. Plan your strategies around every nook and cranny, for you only get one chance to save them from the enemy invasion
  • UNLOCKABLE UPGRADES AND COLLECTIBLES: A stronger, smarter defense leads to greater rewards. Use these to develop your subjects from a ragtag militia into seasoned warriors.

Bad North's debut on Nintendo Switch is planned for summer 2018. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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