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Evolution: Climate Heats Up Nintendo Switch with Definitive Release of Digital Board Game!

KENSINGTON, MD — July 14, 2021 — Evolution: Climate, the strategy game bundle offering game-changing weather events and mighty temperature shifts, releases today on Nintendo Switch™ and Steam for PC and Mac. The bundle contains the original strategy game of adaptation, Evolution Board Game, and its new Climate expansion. Owners of Evolution Board Game can upgrade to this ultimate edition by purchasing the Climate expansion separately.

Based on the award-winning board game praised by players and tabletop critics alike, Climate ushers in a new era of strategy by introducing harsh weather conditions, Events, and the Climate Track to Evolution, impacting creatures in numerous ways. With temperature variations ranging from Scorching Hot to Ice Ages, influence the Climate Track to benefit your species and catch opponents unprepared.

New Traits tailored around survival in extreme heat and frigid temperatures give species a chance to thrive in Climate’s newly demanding weather conditions. Boost food availability, grant defensive bonuses against fearsome predators, and more, all while weathering dramatic—and potentially catastrophic—weather events like Meteorites, Wildfires, and more.

Every card in Climate is hand-painted in North Star Digital’s gorgeous watercolor style, offering a visually striking, strategically rich expansion for making creatures of near-limitless variety to the base Evolution experience.

“Climate is all about adapting to change in a difficult world,” said Scott Rencher, co-founder of North Star Digital Studios. “With the introduction of weather-based effects into the base Evolution experience, the possibilities for memorable, narrative driven stories of survival have never been greater.”

Key new features for Climate include:

  • Adapt species for sweltering heat and blistering cold with 6 new survival Traits
  • Influence the Climate Track to swing from Scorching Hot to Ice Ages, creating favorable conditions for your own species and killing off opponents’
  • Prepare for randomized events that activate at certain points on the Climate Track, upending gameplay and demanding new strategies

Face off locally or online* against friends and foes with skill-based matchmaking or private games. Cross-play between the Nintendo Switch and Steam versions of Evolution: Climate alongside real-time, asynchronous, and pass-and-play modes offer a wealth of options for playing together.

The Evolution: Climate bundle is now available on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC and Mac. Purchase it for $24.99 on Nintendo Switch and $19.99 on Steam, or get the Climate expansion standalone for $9.99 on each platform. Owners of Climate or Evolution on Steam or Switch will also receive the respective game free on mobile devices when those versions launch in the future.

Play Climate, and now Evolution, in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Thai, Swedish, Danish, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese or Dutch.

* Nintendo Online subscription required for all online features on Nintendo Switch.

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Strategy Survival Evolution: Climate Hits Nintendo Switch on July 14th!

KENSINGTON, MD — May 26, 2021 — Evolution: Climate, the bundle containing Evolution Board Game and its Climate expansion offering game-changing weather events and mighty temperature shifts, will launch on Nintendo Switch™ as well as Steam for Windows PC and Mac on Wednesday July 14, 2021. Owners of Evolution Board Game can upgrade to this ultimate edition by purchasing the Climate expansion separately as a DLC.

With more than 3 million players worldwide already enjoying Evolution across physical and digital editions, Climate continues North Star Digital Studios’ tradition of bringing in-house tabletop titles to the screen in its trademark overpolished and wonderfully animated style.

Based on the award-winning board game hailed by tabletop critics as “the pinnacle of the series” and “perfectly thematic and incredibly satisfying,” Climate brings the realities of harsh weather conditions, with temperatures swinging between Scorching Hot and Ice Ages and affecting creatures big and small in different ways, to the Evolution game system.

Peel back new layers of strategy as species must adapt not just for food availability and defense against predators but also to survive in extreme heat or cold. Weather the storm of powerful climatic events from Wildfires to Meteorites capable of drastically changing the outcome of a match.

Climate offers 6 new Traits to help creatures adapt, illustrated with gorgeous hand-painted artwork in near-infinite combinations. Create species capable of staving off hungry predators or surviving a deadly Ice Age. Sacrifice trait cards to influence the climate meter and create a hospitable environment for your own species while making things more difficult for your opponents to survive.

“Climate’s mechanics add another dimension of strategy to really fill out the experience with more depth than Evolution has on its own. Add in catastrophic events with disastrous consequences creating emergent narratives and it’s a whole new game,” said Scott Rencher, co-founder of North Star Digital Studios. “Combined with an extensive array of features offering everything digital board game fans could ask for, Climate really is the complete package.”

Key new features for Climate include:

  • Adapt species for sweltering heat and blistering cold with 6 new survival traits
  • Sacrifice trait cards with sun or snowflake icons to influence the Climate Track, creating favorable conditions for your own species and killing off opponents wildlife
  • Prepare for randomized events that activate at certain points on the climate track, upending gameplay and forcing new strategies to survive

Face off locally or online* against friends and skill-based matchmade opponents with cross play between the Nintendo Switch and PC versions of Evolution: Climate. Private games as well as real-time, asynchronous, and pass-and-play modes offer a variety of options to play together locally and online.

The Evolution: Climate bundle arrives on Nintendo Switch and Steam on July 14, 2021. Purchase it for $24.99 on Nintendo Switch and $19.99 on Steam or get the Climate expansion by itself for $9.99 on each platform. Play Climate, and now Evolution, in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Thai, Swedish, Danish, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese or Dutch.

Source: PR Email