Deck Builder RPG Hand of Fate 2 Coming to Switch

Hand of Fate 2's enigmatic 'Dealer' would probably have a snarky comment for this development. He has for everything else.
Hand of Fate 2's enigmatic 'Dealer' would probably have a snarky comment for this development. He has for everything else.

Hand of Fate 2, the deck building and sword swinging sequel to the first Hand of Fate, will soon be seeing a release for the Nintendo Switch on July 17th. To celebrate this announcement, the game’s developers, Defiant Development, have released a new trailer showing off the game’s interplay of deck building and real-time combat.

Hand of Fate 2 had previously been released on PS4, Xbox One and PC (via Steam) on the 7th November in North America and on the 9th November in other territories. This will make the Switch the first Nintendo platform to host Hand of Fate 2 and, indeed, the first game from Defiant Development on a Nintendo platform full stop. This comes only a few months after the game saw an update that added ‘Endless Mode,’ a score-based survival mode. In short, it’s looking like a good time for Hand of Fate fans.

While we’ll have to wait to see how the game runs on the Switch’s hardware, the game’s nature of fairly short, self contained adventures and a slowly building meta-game would most likely feel right at home on the Switch’s variable modes. However, the game does feature a lot of loading, something that the Switch’s handheld mode might struggle with. While Defiant Development are really exceptional for continuing to support their games post-release AND for being able to use some kind of black magic to make both Hand of Fate 1 and 2 run a hell of a lot better with only a few patches, we’ll have to wait to see the results of this excursion.

We previously reviewed Hand of Fate 2 HERE, for those interested in hearing about the game in a little more detail. In related news, Defiant Development released a video about how the game’s original soundtrack was developed that can be found here, which is pretty interesting in a ‘behind the curtain’ kind of fashion.