Update: Developer Phase Two Games has announced that its squad-based fantasy adventure RPG Battle Hunters will now be launching on Switch on 5th November, slightly later than the original October plan.
Toby Charlton, Co-Founder of Phase Two Games, has shared the following:
"The old adage that time waits for no man is certainly true in our case, we wanted to synchronize the final submission phase and release efforts and felt we needed a little more time to coordinate that."
Original Article (Tue 25th Aug, 2020 10:30 BST): Independent developer Phase Two has announced that it will be bringing its fantasy RPG Battle Hunters to Nintendo Switch. The game will launch on both Switch and Steam this October. [Now incorrect, see above].
Originally released on mobile, Battle Hunters features a turn-based, real-time combat system which has a focus on strategic command of your heroes. There are all manner of melee and ranged options to choose from, with swords, spells, blades, and blasters all being available on the battlefield.
You form a party of three heroes in total, hoping to find a good balance between each character's own fighting skills. Your heroes can be upgraded or swapped around if you like, and each is said to bring a different range of strengths and weaknesses to battle. Here's an official description:
The Kingdom is in Danger and the oldest and wisest wizard stands alone, the last bastion of hope, struggling to keep a nameless villain at bay. Players will command a team of 3 plucky adventurers, plunging headlong into dungeons, caves, forests and swamps as they heed the call for help from the old one.
A huge variety of beastly adversaries and monstrous villains will impede your quest, hellbent on your party’s destruction as you make your way across different regions of the kingdom. Yet mighty heroes also stand ready to join the fight as your valiant band takes on the forces of darkness. From the Great Forest, inhabited by devious goblins and lumbering trolls, to the high Cliffs of Desolation, where vicious gargoyles and unstoppable stone golems await you.
Let us know if you're intrigued by Battle Hunters in the comments below, and feel free to check out our guide to the best RPGs on Switch if you're looking for something to play before it arrives.
Nintendo Switch game catalogue minus 'originally released on mobile' minus Wii U ports = healthy, or not?
@Lordplops Well, we have ports of games not on Wii U like bioshock and borderlands, the Switch has a ton of Indie games, and great exclusives like Mario Odyssey, Astral Chain, Yoshi Crafted World, Animal Crossing, and SMT V next year. I would say it isn't amazing yet, but is definitely healthy.
Is this in anyway connected to or a remaster of the original Battle Hunter that released on the PS1 in 2001 in NA?
A party based rpg sounds great. Make sure your guests have enough chips and dip, everyone’s cups are filled and the music creates the perfect ambience! Just make sure you’re not too loud or else elderly Mr. McGrady will call the cops.
The number of shovelware and mobile ports on Switch is infinite. Browsing the catalogue of Switch games on Eshop is a pain in the ... (you know where!).
looks like a horrible mobile game.
Who cares if it originally was a mobile game, the graphic style looks lovely!
@StefanN No, it doesn't.
It looks good. Because of the title, I was expecting something more like Monster Hunter. This should still be a good game even though it's not Monster Hunter.
So do they battle the hunt, or hunt the battle?
@StefanN I dig the style too, but I wish they could have spruced up the models a bit with HD textures and whatnot. Oh well, it will still be fun for what it is!
More Mobile $5 iOS ports.
This is what we need a new $399 Switch Pro for 🙄
Party based RPG or RPG based party game?
While it doesn't look bad, I'll wait for the reviews to see if it's any good.
@StefanN Mobile games are created with micro transactions in mind. That's a design flaw.
Stopped at "turn based, real time combat system".
Turn based or real time? Devs should decide...
Could this look any worse??? God awful.
Hard pass for me, but that is based on just personal taste as I tend to get bored fast on turned based combat without a "gambit" or "speed-option/A.I.-option" as grinding can get old.
@Coxula indeed!! Turn-based or real time??? Mi no comprende!!!
@Coxula That was my biggest question, too. Is it turn-based or real time? They're completely different things!
Yuck! I assume this is another mobile port. The aesthetics are horrible.
@Lordplops It's a very healthy library, they have 3,047 games to play, if you can't find something good there, you're not looking hard enough. I'll never understand how anyone would want there to be fewer games on the store, people play those games, and it doesn't negate the others by having them exist. It's no different than me saying I only play card games, so all of these action adventure games and rpgs they shouldn't exist at all and are taking up space. Who cares about Pokemon, I want to play Solitaire. That's your argument.
@Agramonte iPhone 11 is $699 and it plays $5 iOS ports as well.
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