PlayFusion has teamed up with Games Workshop to bring Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions to the Nintendo Switch starting April 16th during the middle of the month on the Nintendo eShop.
This is being heralded as the first-ever Warhammer themed TCG being made available for the Nintendo Switch, enabling gamers to play both at home on the big screen and while they’re on the go and commuting to and from work as a janitor at the local strip joint.
One of the highlights for the game on the Switch is that the game allows for cross-play between digital and physical versions of the game, enabling players to scan physical cards into the digital version of the game and bring that card into the virtual battlefield. The cross-play also extends to the mobile and Steam versions of the game, too.
Players will be able to utilize their deckbuilding skills by accessing a wide range of cards from the four Grand Alliances.
The idea of being able to keep or build a symmetry between the digital versions of the game and the physical card decks could keep a game like Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions growing and expanding for years to come, or at least that’s how Mark Gehard, CEO and co-Founder of PlayFusion sees it. Gehard explained in the press release…
“With the upcoming release of our Set 3 cards in Savagery, and a whole heap of new features like Arena of Echoes and Realm Trials, there’s always going to be something new to try. And now, there will be a much bigger community to try with”
In addition to the series of cards and multiplayer cross-play functionality, there’s also the single-player campaign mode known as Realm Trials. The mode sees players attempting to play through dozens of hours of content in order to conquer all of the Mortal Realms. There’s also a challenge mode known as the Arena of Echoes, where you can brush up your skills before facing off against other players in the multiplayer mode where both ranked and casual play options will be present.
The PC version of the game came out back in January of 2019 as a free-to-play title, but it currently has mixed reviews over on the Steam store page. The major drawback to the game is that the users claim that it feels like a mobile port.
I wonder how well that’s going to work out on the Switch since – technically once you pull it out of the dock – it is a mobile system? I guess we’ll find out when Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions launches on April 16th.