It’s hard to believe it’s been 3 years since Dauntless was revealed at The Game Awards 2016. A lot has happened over that time including bringing the game to more platforms. And now, Phoenix Labs is bringing the popular co-op action-RPG game to Nintendo Switch starting today. One of the key benefits of this release is full cross-platform support across Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and now the Switch player-base. Cross-progression is here as well so any time you’ve spent with the game should be able to carry over to the Switch version.
Launching with the Nintendo Switch version is the ‘biggest free content update to date’ according to Phoenix Labs. Players will get to take on new behemoths as well as engage in dual behemoth encounters.
Also, as mentioned in the Nintendo Press Release: “Exclusive to Slayers on Nintendo Switch, the Skyfighter Armor and Skymetal Weapon Set ensure that you look your best on the hunt. This cosmetic set includes weapon skins for all seven weapon types in Dauntless and a stylish armor set.”
Check out the full press release below for more info:
Dauntless Launches Today On Nintendo Switch
Dauntless Now Available on Nintendo Switch with Full “One Dauntless” Cross-Platform Support, “Stormchasers” Update Brings New Escalation Experience, Behemoth, Hunt Pass and More
Dauntless Also Debuts in Japan With Full Localization on All Platforms
Vancouver, BC – December 10, 2019 – Today Phoenix Labs launched Dauntless on Nintendo Switch, bringing the hit online RPG to millions of new players. Dauntless on Nintendo Switch features full “One Dauntless” cross-platform support, allowing Switch owners to hunt Behemoths with friends on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and enables cross-progression across all devices. Today also marks Dauntless’ debut in Japan on all available platforms, featuring full localization with subtitle and character support.
To celebrate the launch, Phoenix Labs released “Stormchasers,” the biggest free content update to date, adding to Dauntless’ ever-growing live service offering. Stormchasers includes the challenging new gameplay experience Escalation, a new type of sequential hunt that features dual Behemoth encounters in addition to a number of elements of the “roguelike” genre. Escalation culminates in a showdown against a fearsome threat – the shock-infused Behemoth Malkarion. Stormchasers also heralds the arrival of a new Hunt Pass, Myth & Legend, which offers Slayers the opportunity to explore the history and heroism of Ramsgate.
“It’s a dream come true for us to offer Slayers the chance to bring Dauntless with them wherever they go with Nintendo Switch,” said Jesse Houston, CEO and co-founder, Phoenix Labs. “The Switch offers versatility and mobility like no other platform on the market, and with our latest content update and release in Japan, the future is bright for Slayers around the world.”
Dauntless’ expansive new gameplay experience, Escalation, challenges Slayers to best waves of Behemoths imbued with unique modifiers, presenting some of the most challenging battles Slayers have come to face yet. Escalation offers procedurally-generated Behemoth encounters, ensuring that no run feels the same. Slayers can choose from a variety of Amps that offer a range of defensive and offensive boosts following each successful encounter, and unlock more using talent points earned through Escalation runs.
Earning a high enough Escalation level by the end of the fourth encounter gives Slayers the opportunity to face their most difficult test yet – Malkarion. Malkarion is the first Behemoth in Dauntless that gives Slayers a chance to mount their prey, and its unique move-set introduces a number of mechanics that will challenge even the most veteran Slayers on the Shattered Isles.
For more information on Dauntless, and to stay up-to-date on the latest news, please visit the official site at www.playdauntless.com