Deckbuilding Roguelike Slay the Spire Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Very Soon [Update]

Take your deck on the go in just a few weeks.

Update: A spokesperson for Mega Crit said that the studio does not currently have plans to support mods on the Switch. While the Steam version has mod support, since it's through the Workshop, that's not all too surprising.

If you enjoy building decks and dungeon crawling and haven't heard of Slay the Spire yet, I've got good news. Slay the Spire makes its way to the Nintendo Switch on June 6.

A grueling but rewarding roguelike, Slay the Spire is all about synergies. Players choose from one of three classes and ascend the titular spire, defeating enemies and encounters along the way. To stay ahead of the difficulty curve, you have to refine and hone your deck many times over. Maybe you focus on survivability and armor, or maybe center your build around a card that gradually amplifies your strength. Or just pick the cards that sound OP.

Each of the three characters currently in the game are themed in very distinct ways. The Ironclad is all about direct damage and strength, but can ramp up his attacks over time or clear large groups in one swipe. The Silent plays a slower game, using poison synergies and draw mechanics to cycle through her deck over and over. The Defect is the perfect complement to those two, offering a wide variety of playstyles thanks to its different orbs and powers. It doesn't look like the Switch version gets any special goodies, but honestly, it doesn't need one. Just having this game on a portable platform is going to be enough for most.

The Switch version is available for pre-order right now in the Nintendo eShop for $24.99. If you're looking for a good card-centric roguelike, or if you're fresh off a clear of the similar deckbuilding RPG SteamWorld Quest, this is a game worth picking up.

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