Bad North: Jotunn Edition Free Expansion Headed To Switch In Summer 2019

Bad North: Jotunn Edition Free Expansion Headed To Switch In Summer 2019

Plausible Concept and Raw Fury have announced a brand new expansion for Bad North on Nintendo Switch.

This free content expansion is set to launch on Switch this coming summer. The update will contain various campaign changes, new upgrades, as well as difficulty enhancements.

Bad North launched on 20th August 2018 after a surprise announcement made during Nintendo’s Indie Highlights. The game is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. The game will also be getting a physical edition via Limited Run Games.

Check out the announcement and details below:

Introducing Bad North: Jotunn Edition, a brand new content expansion, launching this summer – completely free – on all platforms.

What’s New?

Campaign Changes

We’ve reworked the campaign progression to show the enemy types on levels, advance the Viking Frontier faster and replaced individual gold with a shared gold pool. This is all comes together to allow you to make much more informed strategic decisions between levels and makes tackling multiple islands per turn a more viable approach.

Lots of changes to the campaign progression!

Lots of changes to the campaign progression!

New Upgrades & Meta Progression

There’s 4 more Items to find and we’re also introducing Commander Traits – smaller, passive buffs for your Commanders – so more than ever you will need to work with what you have and each run will be more unique. Over time you can unlock all these Items and Traits as Starting Upgrades, which you can select for your initial 2 commanders when starting a new game.

Difficulty Enhancements

There are some new options for more casual play, such as Checkpoint Islands which give you a reset point, acting as a safety net for when your campaign reaches a tragic conclusion. You can also opt out of the “Iron Man” behaviour of the game by enabling Replayable Levels on a new campaign (no more save scrubbing needed!). And if more casual is not what you’re looking for, we’ve also added an unlockable Very Hard difficulty for those who want the challenge.

And the Rest…

On top of this we’ve tweaked up a lot of the basic / core mechanics, tightened up a lot of gameplay, polished the visuals further and added some quality of life features.

Features / Changes Summary

  • 4 new items

  • Hero Traits

  • See the enemy types you will face before playing a level

  • Shared gold

  • Checkpoints

  • Replayable Levels

  • Very Hard difficulty

  • Choose the look and loadout of your starting commanders

  • Unlock Items and Traits for your starting commanders

  • Track your unlocks in the new Codex

  • Replaced the red shielded vikings with a new enemy type

  • Units are more effective at retreating from enemies on command

  • Units (including shielded enemies) can be knocked off of ships

  • Rebalanced all attacks that launch units

  • Delete your old Save Games

  • Commander Stats

Plus: Loads of visual / UI tweaks, small gameplay changes and too many things for us to ever list here!

Pay respects to your fallen commanders, and reminisce on their victories…

Pay respects to your fallen commanders, and reminisce on their victories…