Late last year an odd little hybrid adventure/deck-building game called Book of Demons impressed me on the PC – check out the review here – and now it’s coming to Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One!
Pre-orders are available now, with the game releasing April 30th.
With the ability to customize exactly how long you want each adventure to take, Book of Demons is perfect for Switch owners who want to play in between other tasks. Like I said in the review – put this book on your ‘must read’ list.
Here’s the press release:
505 GAMES WILL OPEN ‘BOOK OF DEMONS’ FOR NINTENDO SWITCH, PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE
Thing Trunk’s Deck Building Hybrid Adventure Opens on All Platforms April 30, Save 10% from the Nintendo eShop by Pre-Ordering Today
CALABASAS, Calif. – April 23, 2020 – 505 Games and SONKA will cast spell on spring and open Book of Demons, Thing Trunk’s deck-building, papercraft hack and slash for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Thursday, April 30. Nintendo Switch players can summon their quest to save the terror-stricken world of Paperverse from the Archdemon early and save 10% by pre-ordering from the Nintendo eShop.
Book of Demons is a deck-building hybrid adventure game that is part tribute to hack and slash favourites and part parody, offering a spin on the classic tale of good and evil and saving the world from ultimate devilry. By wielding magic cards instead of weapons and slaying armies of darkness in procedurally generated dungeons below the Old Cathedral, the game encourages players to strategize and adapt their hand using items, spells and skills and a variation of diverse bonuses and upgrades.
Developed with the Flexiscope engine, Book of Demons gifts players with the power of time. Players can divide the game into sessions of any length with the engine learning player pace to anticipate time estimated to complete the next session.
Additional spellbinding features of Book of Demons include:
Three playable classes, each with different cards: Warrior, Rogue and Mage
40 cards with magical and legendary variants per character class
Three underground realms and epic Quest Boss battles
7 families of monsters with 70+ variations including custom traits and mechanics
Roguelike mode for fans seeking an extreme challenge
Four unlockable endgame difficulties in Freeplay mode after completing the campaign
Complete offering of cards ever released
Special grand finale surprise after defeating the insidious Archdemon
Book of Demons has won several industry awards including Indie of the Year Top 10 Winner Indie DB 2017, Best Game Art Casual Connect Tel Aviv 2016, a Digital Dragons Best Indie Game award and was a Pixel Award finalist at Pixel Heaven 2016.
Rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and PEGI 7, Book of Demons opens on Thursday, April 30 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One priced at $24.99, release date in Asia to be confirmed soon. H2 Interactive has partnered with 505 Games and will publish Book of Demons in Korea for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Both versions of the game will be priced at KRW 29,000.
About 505 Games
505 Games, a subsidiary of the Italian entertainment company Digital Bros. and Metacritic’s 2019 #1 Publisher of the Year, is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.
Publishing highlights in premium games include Remedy Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed Control, Typhoon Studios’ comedic action-exploration game Journey to the Savage Planet, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Indivisible, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, ABZÛ and Virginia. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include No Man’s Sky, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Hideo Kojima’s DEATH STRANDING for PC.
505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China and Japan. The company works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit 505games.com.
About Thing Trunk
Thing Trunk is an independent game development studio based in Warsaw, Poland.
The core team is comprised of ten dedicated developers. The 3 founders ― Filip Starzyński, Konstanty Kalicki, and Maciej Biedrzycki ― are casual game industry veterans who (despite a level of success) scrapped their former brands (Codeminon and Twinbottles) to focus solely on the ambitious Return 2 Games idea. Since then, they have been busy trying to prove that making high-quality games is possible with a small but experienced team with lots of passion. For more information on Thing Trunk please visit www.thingtrunk.com.
SONKA is a Polish game developer and publisher best known for developing Astro Bears and publishing titles such as The Way Remastered and 911 Operator, which both topped the Best Sellers category on Nintendo eShop. SONKA is currently involved in Astro Bears 2 development and work-for-hire porting to consoles. For more information on SONKA please visit www.sonkagames.com.