Bad North now available on consoles

Watch out for those horny helmets.

Launched on Nintendo Switch last week to much playing of viking horns and general excitement, Bad North has made its way to PS4 and Xbox One. A charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite, Bad North has been attracting attention for its miniature design.

Defending your idyllic island kingdom is no easy task with hordes of Viking invaders constantly on your shores, and with limited time on your hands, you must lead the desperate exodus of your people to safety. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island.

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Key Features include:

  • Real-time tactics roguelike: Position and relocate your troops to fend off the Vikings, who each have their own counters to the threats you pose. Pick your battles and plan your evacuations carefully! Lose a commander and they’re gone forever; lose everything, and it’s game over!
  • Intelligent unit controls: You command the broad strokes of your defenses and monitor positioning — your soldiers do the rest, navigating and engaging intuitively in response to the situation at hand.
  • Procedurally-generated islands: Each island is both stylistically charming and unique in its layout. Plan your strategies around every nook and cranny, for you only get one chance to save them from the enemy invasion.
  • Unlock able upgrades: A stronger, smarter defense leads to greater rewards. Use these to develop your subjects from a ragtag militia into seasoned warriors.

Bad North is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, joining the release of Nintendo Switch last week. It’s available for $14.99 / €14.99 / £11.99 and will be coming to PC later this year.

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Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.

Kate Fanthorpe

Associate Editor Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.