To celebrate the launch of Battle Chasers: Nightwar on Nintendo Switch on the 15th of May, the team at Airship Syndicate wondered what it would have looked like on the shelves during the 1980/90s, the golden age of JRPG gaming that inspired it. Airship Syndicate’s critically-acclaimed RPG combines dungeon crawling, turn-based combat and a rich story, all presented in an epic JRPG-style, and is based on the comic book series by Joe Madureira that debuted ten years ago, in 1998.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar draws its inspiration by the Japanese RPG greats of the 1990s, so it’s great to envision what the game would have looked like if it had been released way back when (back when gluten and casino-mechanics in games were not a thing yet),” said Philipp Brock, PR & Marketing Director, THQNordic. “The game has been warmly received by critics the world over since its initial launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so it’s great to finally be bringing it to Nintendo Switch.”

Thanks to its successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2015, where 14,175 backers (myself included) made the development possible, the team of Airship Syndicate was able to create a unique game that pays homage to the famous console greats. Here’s what the press had to say about the game:

“A surprising amount of depth” – 8/10 Polygon
“A grand achievement” – 9/10 PlayStation Universe
“You need this game” – 5/5 The Xbox Hub
“A true golden age JRPG experience” – 9/10 Expansive
“Tactically exciting and complex” – 84/100 Gamestar
“Will conquer you from the beginning” – 8.7/10 IGN Italia

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is already available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will be available for the Nintendo Switch at following prices of $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99 for both digital and retail distribution.

 

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