Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Nintendo Switch)

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Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.


  • Plan for survival. The desolate town of Harm's Way is your only place to prepare. Choose three of the many heroes you've unlocked, fill your travel backpack with items from your stash, make sure you've chosen the best equipment and abilities for each hero... and then strike out
  • Explore an overworld presented in classic form (and in real time), peppered with hidden dungeons, rare bosses and randomly appearing friends and foes, as well as a useful arsenal of Dungeon Abilites for every character
  • Old-school combat inspired by the console RPG greats, with a unique two-tiered mana system and turn-based initiative, featuring random buffs and debuffs on initiative slots
  • Action oriented, randomly-generated dungeons loaded with traps, puzzles and secrets. Use each hero's unique dungeon skills to survive
  • Non-linear story driven by the discovery of lore on items, landmarks and secret elements in the world. Discovering these will both provide deeper insight into the mysterious Lost Vale, and also reward lore points, which are used to upgrade the heroes' different abilities
  • Truly key story moments will be depicted in gorgeous, traditional 2D animation from Powerhouse Animation Studios (the studio that did the animated Darksiders cutscenes). For these, sit back and enjoy

Product Details

Video Games
14 May 2018
Standard Edition
Role-Playing Game
THQ Nordic
Airship Syndicate
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South Africa

Customer Reviews

Charming Western-Developed JRPG

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Turn-based JRPG games on Switch is certainly not in short supply, but this title has a certain charm that some of the other cookie-cutter examples cannot muster. Sure, you're grinding away in a semi-fantasy/steampunk setting complete with overworld map and random battles. But the story and characters are well written and coupled with some smooth animations and artwork, this title quickly rises well above the genre-norms. There's some extended load-screens when undocked, but docked it plays really well and a larger screen gives you ample opportunity to oogle the lovely scenery and small details in the character designs. Turn-based mechanics are tried and tested, but made more interesting with Overcharging and some really useful powers. There's some repetition that sets in when fighting lower-tier enemies on the overworld-map, and some might find the animation during battle slows proceedings down (I think this can be adjusted in settings, if it annoys). Overall this is a lovely time-sink with beautiful graphics and excellent sound design coupled with satisfying bump & grind gameplay, and I am glad it finally made it to the Switch!