The Gloomhaven video game is coming to consoles
Asmodee Digital announces that Gloomhaven, the insanely popular board game-turned-video game, is coming to consoles next year.
dark havenThe launch of in 2017 rocked the board game scene. The enormous dungeon-crawler for up to four players was hugely popular and remains one of the best board games ever made based on overall reviews. dark havenThe success of immediately sparked demand for a video game adaptation, which Asmodee Digital and Flaming Fowl Studios delivered at the end of 2021. Now, Asmodee Digital is taking another step with dark havenbringing the strategy game to consoles in 2023.
The initial version for dark haven was PC-only, which allowed Flaming Fowl Studios to run a lengthy Steam Early Access program. Early Access allows developers to take their time and gather feedback throughout the development process. The result is that dark haven is now fully available and has received “very positive” reviews on Steam. Additionally, Flaming Fowl has already released the important Jaws of the Lion DLC for dark haven. It is currently in very good condition and is ready to reach a new audience.
Details about dark havenThe announced new version of the console is slim, for now. A short trailer focusing on dark havenThe critical acclaim ended with a brief message confirming the 2023 console release and nothing more. This means that no supported platform has been announced yet. It is not clear if dark haven will be a next-gen release only, if it supports Nintendo Switch, or if Asmodee Digital targets all currently used platforms. Time will tell us.
While details about dark havenThe console port is slim, it’s easy to see how well it will connect to a controller-based rig. dark haven features turn-based combat and players have very simple choices regarding their combat options. It’s simple but incredibly tactical, allowing dark haven be challenging at times while allowing controllers to handle a diverse range of gameplay mechanics.
However, this is going to be somewhat disappointing for console gamers who dark havenPorts of won’t arrive until 2023. That could mean console users will be waiting a year or more to finally try. dark haven with their friends. However, it is important to keep in mind that dark haven was developed by a small but growing development team, and those things take time.
Console gamers don’t want to wait dark haven still have the option of picking up the original board game, of course. dark haven is widely available for purchase. Alternately, dark haventhe following Haven of Frost tentatively slated for release later this year. There is always the possibility that dark haven on PC will also receive more DLC. For those looking for a cooperative dungeon crawler game to play with friends, dark haven worth a look.
dark haven is now available on PC.
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