One of my favorite games from last year is getting a Switch release. A recent update from indie developer Airship Syndicate has given their debut RPG Battle Chasers: Nightwar an official release date for the Nintendo Switch: May 15.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar combines dungeon crawling with JRPG-style turn-based combat and character progression. It most resembles a classic 90s JRPG. The world, characters, and art is based on comic artist Joe Madureira’s Battle Chasers comics from the late 90s. Madureira later co-founded Vigil Games, helping produce the Darksiders series, before co-founding Airship Syndicate.

Airship Syndicate went to Kickstarter to fund their debut game. The campaign raised over $800,000 in 2015.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar launched on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in October last year. It was well-received and has been continually updated in the months since, fixing bugs and smoothing out the harsh leveling curve and latter half difficulty.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar will finally arrive on Switch on May 15, in both digital and retail options. It’s been rated T for Teen with Alcohol, Blood and Gore, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Suggestive Themes.

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.