Asmodee Digital to release a bunch of classic board games on the Switch over the next year
Nintendo announced during their Nintendo Direct presentation this morning that Asmodee Digital will be bringing five digital board games to the Switch in 2018 and 2019.
The board games, which include classics like Pandemic and Catan, will feature local multiplayer, and are planned to release on a steady schedule over the next year, starting in December with Carcassonne. You can read the full press release below, courtesy of Gamasutra, or scroll past it to watch the segment from the Direct.
Asmodee Digital today announced it will expand its digital board game offering to the Nintendo Switch™ platform, beginning with several best-selling titles to be released over the coming year. Five titles are currently in development, being optimized for Nintendo Switch, including The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, Pandemic, Carcassonne Munchkin and Catan.
“Bringing our most popular titles to new platforms is a no-brainer, but we’re going a step above to make sure they are optimized for Nintendo Switch,” said Philippe Dao, CMO of Asmodee Digital. “The new audiences that await us on this platform are clear to us, and we’re glad to offer them the best of board games.”
Carcassonne (Holiday Season 2018) – The official adaptation of the famous board game Carcassonne! A modern classic tile-placement game based on the award-winning game in which the players build a medieval city. Build a medieval world in a full adaptation of the award-winning Carcassonne, complete with 3D maps, solo mode and 4-player local multiplayer.
The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game (2019) – Whether you play alone or alongside a second player, forge a powerful deck—and a fellowship of three—to face the forces of Sauron in each story-driven quest. Inspired by the hit Fantasy Flight LCG® The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.
Pandemic (2019) – Stop the spread of four diseases and cure them all on your own or in local, 4-player multiplayer with Pandemic, plus its DLC based on popular expansions. Discover the Nintendo Switch adaptation of the famous board game! As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures.
Catan (2019) – It’s time to discover on Nintendo Switch the most popular island in board game history!
Munchkin (2019) – A dungeon crawler based on Steve Jackson’s iconic card game, Munchkin.