Australian indie developer Defiant Development has announced the release date for the Switch version of action-RPG-card game Hand of Fate 2. Hand of Fate 2 will launch on Nintendo Switch on July 17.

“We’ve been careful not to tip our hand about this news until now, but our team is thrilled to finally announce Hand of Fate 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch,” said Morgan Jaffit, Director at Defiant Development. “We are very much looking forward to seeing fans having the opportunity to take the game on the go with this exciting new platform.”

Hand of Fate 2 combines an RPG with a card game, as well as other games of chance. Cards are dealt face down as rooms of a dungeon in each level. Each card presents a new challenge, whether a combat encounter, a dice roll, or a difficult choice.

Combat switches to an arcade brawler, where you employ various weapon and artifact cards you’ve collected along the way. Each chapter level presents different goals, layouts, and cards within the overarching campaign, which is the main improvement over the original Hand of Fate.

You don’t need to play the original to enjoy the sequel, though the excellently-voiced Dealer does return to dryly quip and comment on your progress.

The upcoming Switch version will include all the free post-launch DLC add-ons released so far, including adding The Dealer as a companion. More DLC and free content will be released in the future.

Hand of Fate 2 originally released on PC and PlayStation 4 last Summer, with an Xbox One version in December. It arrives on Switch on July 17. It’s rated T for Teen.

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

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