Ripstone Games has just announced its brand new IP Poker Club, and it's coming to Switch.
Designed as a social experience, Poker Club will connect players around the world via tournaments for over 200 people. You'll be able to create your own poker club, complete via online leaderboards and work towards shared goals as a club that unlock cool rewards.
Poker Club will also boast cross-platform and cross-generation play – as well as hitting Switch, the game is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Here's some more info:
Poker Club offers players more ways to play than ever before with a full house of Texas Hold’em online tournament modes and ring-games. Players are invited to take on the challenge of the PCC Poker Tour, an immersive online career mode that takes players on a journey from back-room games to big-money main events. From Single-Table and Multi-Table tournaments, to Freezeouts, Shootouts, Turbos, Super Turbos, Bounties and more, Poker Club offers a variety of online multiplayer modes featuring customisable private games, open tables and full-scale tournaments. With an advanced Poker 101 tutorial system featuring advice for beginners and advanced players alike, Poker Club offers a jackpot of poker fun for all.
Built using Unreal Engine 4 – which will offer ray tracing on next-gen systems – Poker Club aims to be "the most immersive and social poker simulation ever on next-generation and current platforms" when it launches later this year.
Phil Gaskell of Ripstone Games had this to say:
Poker Club is going to be the ultimate poker experience when it launches this year. Not only will it fully leverage the power of next-gen PC and console technology, but more importantly it will offer players a highly immersive social experience. We’ve included everything we’ve ever wanted to see in a poker game, so that players can enjoy the fantasy of living the life of a poker pro, touring the incredible locations you might see in TV and films. The in-game Clubs and huge range of events combine to create a refreshing new poker experience, bringing players from around the world together and offering more ways to play than ever before on PC and console.
Don't keep your cards close to your chest – will you be picking this up?
I do enjoy poker but the virtual stuff always misses that aspect of reading your opponents. Without that element, it’s just another card game dependent on luck and nerve.
Good because that four kings casino is unbearable. Prominence poker would have been nice too.
Hold em is a game of odds. You don't need luck to win in the long run as long as you are careful with your chips.
I wouldn't mind having a good poker game on the Switch honestly. Games that I can easily play while I watch Youtube or something are always welcome as they don't eat into my regular gaming time.
Unless you're under 18, why would you want this? And in today's "woke climate", would a game that promotes gambling be allow on consoles?
I'd enjoy this on my switch. I play poker a fair bit i just hope there is other games like pot limit omaha or 7 card stud and not just holdem. Either way it does look good and to be able to play hand held on my switch is cool.
The only super turbo I care about is street fighter 2
I am down for this unless it is one of the many bad Unreal Engine ports.
But maybe it does not really matter here that much.
All depends on how fast I can actually play. If I have to sit trough 2K style loading phases, I would reconsider.
@Judgedean What has age has to do with that? 51 Clubhouse had poker and everybody was complaining that it was not deep and customizable enough.
Always loved playing poker on 360 back in the day.
Don’t know how much I’d be willing to pay for this though.
And “fully leverage next-Gen...”???? I don’t need my poker game to run beyond 8bit. Don’t waste your time.
"money won is twice as sweet as money earned"
Actually a great trailer. Anyone know who's voices it? Guy fits the trailer perfect.. he is really good.
I mean, I'll play Poker in person. But this kind of game online doesn't appeal to me at all. I'd much rather a deck building competitive card game like Pokemon, Magic or Hearthstone.
@TimboSlice oh I didn't even think this could be a pay game. There is no way with stuff like prominence poker out there I would pay. The community would be tiny.
@doctorhino but it doesnt SAY F2P.... so I’m just worried...
I’d probably pay $1... maybe 2.
But I also hate the realistic look. So maybe $1 is max.
@Judgedean It's the year 2020 and you're still using the word "woke" to write off people who understand that culture change is inevitable.
@Yanina I’m referring to the legal age for gambling which is usually 18. This game is replicating Texas Hold’em sites like PokerStars. So again, why would I play this if I’m over 18 where I can play for and usually lose real money. That’s the whole point of gambling.
@Judgedean Ah I see what you mean. But the other things are not on Switch, so that is reason enough for probably many people on this site. Including me.
Maybe with real money?
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