King's Bounty 2 Is Coming To Nintendo Switch In 2020

The upcoming turn-based RPG was previously announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but a Nintendo Direct Mini revealed that it's also coming to Switch.


During today's surprise Nintendo Direct Mini, it was revealed that King's Bounty II is coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. The upcoming turn-based RPG was previously announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and is now making its way to Nintendo's handheld hybrid, too.

Developed and published by 1C Entertainment, King's Bounty II is the belated sequel to the original King's Bounty, which was first released in 1990 for the Amiga, C64, and PC. The sequel blends classic turn-based combat with third-person, open-world exploration, ditching the familiar isometric experience for a more modern style of questing and NPC conversing. The combat sticks more closely to the series' roots, offering strategic hex-based traversal, while also introducing a few contemporary touches with a renewed focus on the landscape of each battlefield.

You'll choose from one of three characters at the game's outset, each with their own unique story. These will change as you explore the realm, however, with your own choices and actions altering the course of the narrative as far-reaching consequences come back to haunt you. Each squad you lead into battle is made up of wholly unique units, too, each with their own skills and visual appearance. You'll build armies of humans, elves, trolls, and other creatures, forming a growing bond as you fight side-by-side.

Other announcements from the Nintendo Direct Mini include a number of 2K compilations--namely Borderlands, BioShock, and XCOM--the next fighter reveal for Smash Bros, and details on the April update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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