Battle Chasers: Nightwar Is Pricier on Switch; THQ Nordic: The Reason Is Not on Our Side

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Jun 6, 2017
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar was recently confirmed to be launching on October 3rd for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox one and the Nintendo Switch.

The game also became available for pre-order via Amazon and today, Neogaf user pointed out that Battle Chasers: Nightwar is $10 pricier on the Switch console. This reignited the heated debate of why some games have a higher price on the Nintendo Switch – Tequila Works’ awesome Rime, for instance, was featured in the headlines for this very reason a couple months ago.

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Eventually, publisher Grey Box decided to cut the digital price of Rime on the Switch while the retail price stayed higher than on other platforms.

But what about Battle Chasers: Nightwar? Will this situation change, too? We reached out to the game’s publisher THQ Nordic and the PR department relayed the following answer.

Today, we assume it will be 10$ higher. The reason is not on our side, so we can’t comment it. There are many games with a higher price on Switch.

That “today” provides a tiny hope that the price, at least the digital one, might still be lowered ahead of the October launch. Still, it seems pretty clear that publishers are implying the fault lies with Nintendo.

Originally funded via Kickstarter, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is the first game based on the comic book created by Joe Madureira. Chris had the chance to try the game last year and he was positively impressed by what he played. 

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The impression I got of Battle Chasers: Nightwar from the presentation at Gamescom is an ultimately positive one. Not only the outstanding aesthetic design, but borrowing some of the best aspects of JRPG’s like the Grandia series, as well as a compelling exploration and crafting system should make Battle Chasers a very interesting game. It’s certainly one to look out for if you’re a fan of dungeon crawlers or JRPGs, coming next year for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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