As part of the insanely huge Nintendo Direct that went live today, Asmodee Digital announced that it will be bringing a ton of its digital board games to the Nintendo Switch platform. The mass migration of Asmodee's digital board games will start over the coming year with five of the publisher's best-selling games. Switch ports of Carcassonne, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, Pandemic, Catan, and Munchkin are already in development for Switch optiomization.
"Bringing our most popular titles to new platforms is a no-brainer, but we're going a step above to make sure they are optimized for Nintendo Switch," said Philippe Dao, CMO of Asmodee Digital. "The new audiences that await us on this platform are clear to us, and we're glad to offer them the best of board games."
Carcassonne will be the first release, slated for launch during the 2018 holiday season. Asmodee Digital's Carcassonne is the official adaptation of the famous board game. Its a "modern classic tile-placement game based on the award-winning game in which the players build a medieval city. Build a medieval world in a full adaptation of the award-winning Carcassonne, complete with 3D maps, solo mode and 4-player local multiplayer."
The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game will release in 2019. Its official description reads, "Whether you play alone or alongside a second player, forge a powerful deck—and a fellowship of three—to face the forces of Sauron in each story-driven quest. Inspired by the hit Fantasy Flight LCG The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game."
Pandemic will also release in 2019. Its official description reads, "Stop the spread of four diseases and cure them all on your own or in local, 4-player multiplayer with Pandemic, plus its DLC based on popular expansions. Discover the Nintendo Switch adaptation of the famous board game! As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures."
Catan is also slated for 2019, and will take Switch players to the "most popular island in board game history," when it launches. Finally, a dungeon crawler based on Steve Jackson's Munchkin will also hit the Switch next year.