Evolution Coming To Switch

By Chris / September 13, 2019
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Evolution The Video Game is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020!


Evolution is one of the more impressive digital board games of the year.  Check out our review for the details, but trust us that the game is loaded with features and they keep adding more (including asynchronous online play!)  

Soon, Nintendo Switch owners will get a chance to play the excellent port on their devices.  The game is slated for launch in early 2020.  We've got the full press release below along with the trailer.  In more Switch news, we've updated our All Games Database to include links to Switch versions of any titles which have them.  As more and more games are ported to the platform, it seemed like a useful feature to add.

KENSINGTON, MD. — September 10, 2019 — The Evolution Board Game, the turn-based strategy game of adaptation from North Star Digital Studios, adapts to the Nintendo Switch™ ecosystem in early 2020. To mark this event, the title is holding its biggest sale yet, with 40% off the game on the current platforms: iOS, Android and Steam.

Since its launch, the Evolution game series has helped more than 3 million players make Charles Darwin proud. The development team at North Star continues to add new features to the game to prepare for the Switch, with the introduction of monthly multiplayer tournaments, pass and play, and now singleplayer challenges and asynchronous multiplayer have just entered beta.

In Evolution, players selectively develop a species to survive the harsh realities of the natural world. Start from humble beginnings with an intuitive learn-while-playing tutorial and decide what traits would benefit the creatures most. Are they at risk of being eaten by predators? Horns or a Hard Shell may provide protection. Not finding enough food on each turn? The Long Neck
trait makes previously inaccessible food a valuable resource.

Tinker with the nigh-infinite amount of genetic combinations while enjoying new artwork, animations, and a campaign mode with enemy A.I. bosses. Take these epic battles for survival on-the-go with the flexibility of the Nintendo Switch. Pass and play multiplayer means a whole room of friends can try their hands at building the most capable species. For those who prefer online play, evolve on the go with cross-platform multiplayer offering opponents from around the world. Combined with a skill-based matchmaking system, fast-paced, balanced competitions are always available.

“We love the Nintendo Switch’s capabilities for digital board games like Evolution,” said Scott Rencher, president and co-founder of North Star Digital Studios. “The speed of controller-based play is a great game experience, and the pass-and-play nature of the console offers that warm sense of community we love fostering with the board game.”

Evolution: The Video Game comes to Nintendo Switch in early 2020, but is available now in English on PC and Mac via Steam for $9 until September 20th. It is also available as free-to-try on iOS and Android with a full version available for $6 as a one time purchase.

For more news about Evolution: The Video Game and other projects from North Star Digital Studios, follow them on Twitter and Facebook or visit the official website.

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