Battle Chasers: Nightwar for Switch

Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Switch)

Battle Chasers: Nightwar for Switch
Genre: RPGJRPGSingle PlayerIndie
Developer: Airship Syndicate
Content Rating: Teen


Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.
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Nintendo World Report


The overworld is nicely streamlined and the dungeons, aside from being a tight fit on the Switch screen, are fun to explore. To top it off, the Joe Mad art is excellent and the overall presentation is superb. Nightwar is truly a fantastic RPG, and if you could wipe away the minor technical woes, it’s one of the best available on Switch so far.

Neal Ronaghan May 11, 2018



Beyond the challenge of combat, Battle Chasers is sustained through the strength of its story, a rollicking tale that takes our heroes literally to hell and back. It's bolstered by some sharp dialogue, gorgeous artwork, and an ensemble that plays extremely well off of each other. Lots of work has gone into Nightwar since its first release, and the balancing improvements make it an easy game to recommend on all platforms.

Justin Clark May 15, 2018



Despite a title that suggests it came out of a name generator, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a satisfying slice of JRPG that forges a confident, colourful character of its own from formulaic ingredients. The approachable comic style, plus a couple of neat mechanics that encourage experimentation, give it a freshness that belies the age-old systems at its core, and it doesn’t waste your time with filler.

Gavin Lane May 14, 2018

Game Grin


Sporting more interesting mechanics than you can shake an oversized sword at, Battle Chasers has a little bit of everything from classic turn-based JRPGs for everyone. Even though it loses the wow factor on subsequent runs, the dungeon delving has a lot to offer and can hide some rather sneaky secrets. Not a bad title by any means, only a little repetitive, despite its efforts to be otherwise.

Tyler Schurwan Oct 27, 2017



Battle Chasers: Nightwar on Nintendo Switch is a highly engrossing experience, which JRPG fans, raised on the likes of Final Fantasy and Suikoden, will savour every minute of. In interactive form, Joe Madureria's universe has been brought to life in a whole new way. Strengthening and upgrading its endearing characters is a very enjoyable process. The world is atmospherically rich and aesthetically gorgeous, and is supported by a great soundtrack and voice acting.

Tomas Barry Jul 07, 2018

Game Reactor


If you've already played a turn-based RPG you should know what to expect with regards to combat. Characters take it in turns to trade damage by dealing physical and magic attacks, working to slowly whittle down the other's health. That's not to say that Battle Chasers doesn't introduce its own share of mechanics, though. Overcharge is additional mana that expires beyond the current battle and is earnt by executing certain moves. There's also the burst meter, which lets you unleash game-changing abilities and is built up by healing, attacking, and by using consumables. Using your burst attack at the right moment is important, as it can completely sway a battle in your favour and requires a lengthy wait to replenish.

Kieran Harris Oct 02, 2017



Quizás el mejor símil para definir Battle Chasers: Nightwar sea el del algodón de azúcar con el que abríamos este análisis. Ese dulce que no envejece y que siempre cumple. Ese dulce que nos atrapa y nos ameniza unas no pocas horas de nuestra vida. Una gran obra, bella y bien ejecutada que nos ha hecho salivar desde el minuto cero hasta el último instante.

Albert Manjón May 21, 2018



Obviamente, es un título que también tiene sus defectos, algunos jugables, como subidas repentinas en la dificultad, y otros en el apartado técnico, como el tamaño de los textos en modo portátil o las pantallas de carga, pero eso no hace que se un título menos recomendable para quienes busquen un videojuego de rol sencillo que combina tan bien sencillez y profundidad.

Pedro Herrero Jun 01, 2018


Obwohl die Fähigkeiten der Helden eigentlich überschaubar sind, machen die beeinflussbare Reihenfolge, die cleveren Überladungs- und Burstmechaniken sowie die Synergien zwischen den Charakteren viel her - besonders in längeren Kämpfen, die selbst im späteren Spielverlauf überraschend knackig und kompromisslos sein können. Unterm Strich hätte Battle Chasers: Nightwar aber mehr Feinschliff vertragen können.

Marcel Kleffmann May 23, 2018


Cette adaptation de l’univers Battle Chasers sous forme de RPG inspiré des grands classiques du genre est définitivement un très bel hommage destiné à la fois aux fans des comics des années 90, mais aussi aux plus néophytes en la matière.

Mrderiv Oct 03, 2017


Battle Chasers: Nightwar è quanto di più vicino alle vecchie esperienza JRPG si possa cercare oggi sul mercato. Non per questo si adagia ed evita di introdurre nuovi elementi, ma sempre mantenendo coerenza e fedeltà al mondo dal quale deriva. Con un design accattivante e una storia che riesce dopo una manciata di ore a prendere il volo, si conferma una buona avventura.

Emanuele Gregori Jun 08, 2018

Spazio Games


Battle Chasers Nightwar ha avuto una gestazione lunga e travagliata, e giunge su Switch con importante ritardo rispetto ad altre piattaforme, ma rimane un JRPG di gran classe, convenzionale e poco originale nel suo incedere ma anche tremendamente godibile tanto nel suo tratto visivo quanto nelle meccaniche, grazie ad un combat system rodato e pieno di risvolti tattici, una difficoltà sempre stimolante e un alto livello di personalizzazione del party.

Gianluca Arena May 12, 2018