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Armello gives board players something to look forward to this month on Nintendo Switch

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The animal-themed board game will bring its brand of mayhem to Switch shortly before October's arrival.

League of Geeks announced today that Armello is coming to Nintendo Switch. The game will be available in two editions, starting September 27, 2018.

Armello without any subtitles will have an MSRP of $19.99 USD, while Armello: Complete Edition carries an MSRP of $39.99 USD. Both are supposedly available to pre-order today on the Nintendo eShop, but I searched and could only find the vanilla edition.

In a mock board game format, Armello introduces players to five clans: Bear, Rabbit, Rat, Wolf and Bandit. It's up to you, as one of those players, to take the crown from the crazed lion king (no relation) and bring peace to the realm. Along the way, you'll also deal with the corrupting force of "the Rot."

If you can find and purchase the "complete" version of the game, you'll receive eight additional playable characters from the "Usurpers" and "Rivals" hero packs (on top of what seems to be a base roster of 20), two alternative board skins from the "Seasons" pack, additional hero skins, and the premium dice pack. But it sounds like even if you're ready to spend only the $19.99 USD, you'll get a lot of content and can probably add to it later if you become totally absorbed.

"For over three years now, Armello has taken the experience of playing board games with a table full of friends and brought that to life in a virtual space," said Trent Kusters, co-founder and director, League of Geeks. "Not only does Armello play brilliantly on the Switch, whether docked or on the go, but players new and old will inherit years of content, updates, and improvements when Armello launches on Nintendo Switch."

Armello has earned itself all sorts of recognition, and is already available on a host of platforms including PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Android. With a Redwall-ish vibe and what looks like interesting gameplay, it looks like it could be a terrific edition to your Switch library. Me, I'll probably wind up buying it at some point and then completely ignoring it, as I have unfortunately done with the PC version I already got from Humble Bundle some time ago. Alas!

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Staff article by Jason Venter (September 13, 2018)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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