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Balatro, poker-inspired roguelike deckbuilder, coming to Switch

Posted on January 25, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop


Balatro is set to appear on Switch next month, publisher Playstack and developer LocalThunk announced today. A release is on track for February 20, 2024.

Balatro, a poker-inspired roguelike deckbuilder, is “all about creating powerful synergies and winning big.” You can find a bunch of additional details in the following overview:

Balatro is a poker-inspired roguelike deckbuilder all about creating powerful synergies and winning big.

Combine valid poker hands with unique Joker cards in order to create varied synergies and builds. Earn enough chips to beat devious blinds, all while uncovering hidden bonus hands and decks as you progress. You’re going to need every edge you can get in order to reach the boss blind, beat the final ante and secure victory.

Endless possibilities—every pick-up, discard and joker can dramatically alter the course of your run.
In-depth campaign mode complete with eight difficulties, as well as challenge, daily and seeded runs.
Break the Game

Deftly deploy an array of potent tools: different Decks, Jokers, Tarot cards, Planet cards, Spectral cards, and Vouchers. Use these versatile instruments to ignite a combo frenzy and turbocharge your poker hands, crafting electrifying, adrenaline-fueled synergies.

  • 150 Jokers, each with their own unique abilities.
  • 15 Decks with distinct modifiers to choose from for each run.
  • Five potential variants of each Joker which add further abilities.
  • 22 Tarot cards variants that can enhance your regular playing cards.
  • 11 Planet cards that help level up your possible poker hands.
  • 32 Voucher cards to help provide permanent buffs for your current run.

Immerse yourself in Balatro‘s distinctive psychedelic world. Let the synthwave soundtrack wash over you – wind down, escape the daily grind and prepare to enter the ultimate roguelike flow state.

  • Improve your collection and discover new cards and secrets with every single run.
  • Make use of the in-depth stats screen to study your best hands, most used Jokers, and more!
  • Immerse yourself in the CRT fuzz and enjoy detailed, hand-crafted pixel art.

Get a look at a trailer for Balatro below. 

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