If you're hoping for more real-time strategy excellence from Bad North, you're absolutely in luck as it seems the mighty-sounding Jotuun Edition will be arriving on Switch very soon indeed.
In an updated blog post, the team behind the game has revealed that the brand new content expansion will arrive on PC on 24th July, with console versions landing on "the same day, or very soon after". A very decent amount of new stuff has been crafted for the update, and it'll all be available for free. Here's what you'll get:
We've reworked the campaign progression to show the enemy types on levels, advance the Viking Frontier faster and replaced individual gold with a shared gold pool. This is all comes together to allow you to make much more informed strategic decisions between levels and makes tackling multiple islands per turn a more viable approach.
New Upgrades & Meta Progression
There’s 4 more Items to find and we’re also introducing Commander Traits - smaller, passive buffs for your Commanders - so more than ever you will need to work with what you have and each run will be more unique. Over time you can unlock all these Items and Traits as Starting Upgrades, which you can select for your initial 2 commanders when starting a new game.
There are some new options for more casual play, such as Checkpoint Islands which give you a reset point, acting as a safety net for when your campaign reaches a tragic conclusion. You can also opt out of the "Iron Man" behaviour of the game by enabling Replayable Levels on a new campaign (no more save scrubbing needed!). And if more casual is not what you're looking for, we've also added an unlockable Very Hard difficulty for those who want the challenge.
And lots more, too...
Features / Changes Summary:
- 4 new items
- Hero Traits
- See the enemy types you will face before playing a level
- Shared gold
- Replayable Levels
- Very Hard difficulty
- Choose the look and loadout of your starting commanders
- Unlock Items and Traits for your starting commanders
- Track your unlocks in the new Codex
- Replaced the red shielded vikings with a new enemy type
- Units are more effective at retreating from enemies on command
- Units (including shielded enemies) can be knocked off of ships
- Rebalanced all attacks that launch units
- Delete your old Save Games
Plus: Loads of visual / UI tweaks, small gameplay changes
If you're not clued up on the main game, we seriously recommend that you go ahead and check it out. We gave it an 'excellent' 9/10 review when it launched last summer and you can pick it up right now on the eShop for $14.99.
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