Evolution arrives on Nintendo Switch™ on Dec. 10

Free Evolutionary Arms Race Card Pack for all Preorders 

KENSINGTON, MD —  Evolution Board Game, the strategy game of adaptation  from North Star Digital Studios with more than 3 million players worldwide, will rule the wilds of  Nintendo Switch on Dec. 10, 2020. 

Pre-order before launch and receive the new Evolutionary Arms Race Promo Pack add-on  containing five brand new trait cards for free. Show deadly stripes with the new Nintendo Switch  exclusive tiger skin in local and cross-platform matchups.  

Evolution, 2019’s Digital Board Game of the Year, has been rebuilt from the ground up with  lightning quick Joy-Con™ support, making it the perfect platform for online play*, pass and play,  and board gaming on the go. Its robust features include everything players of digital board  games could ask for: 

  • Master a single player campaign with 21 levels and distinct A.I. opponents Chat or start real time and asynchronous games from your friends list Find new opponents with skill-based online matchmaking 
  • Climb the online multiplayer rankings and single player progression ladder Keep cards close to the chest with pass and play optimized for Nintendo Switch Test yourself against weekly challenges 
  • Discover gorgeous hand-drawn species hidden throughout the game 

Start from humble beginnings with an intuitive learn-while-playing tutorial and select traits to  develop species to survive the harsh realities of the natural world. Are they at risk of being eaten  by predators? Protect them with horns or a hard shell. Having trouble finding enough food in the  watering hole? A long neck brings previously inaccessible food within reach. 

Tinker with the nigh-infinite amount of genetic combinations while enjoying new artwork,  animations, and a campaign mode complete with deadly bosses. Ascend the leaderboards and  become the best digital board game biologist in the world, earning new avatars and other  rewards. Cross-play with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android means there’s a whole world to play  against.  

Evolution Board Game arrives on Nintendo Switch on Dec. 10, 2020 everywhere except Japan,  Korea, and Hong Kong. It is priced at $19.99, with pre-orders open today for Nintendo Switch  and the full game available now on Steam, iOS, and Android. For more news about Evolution  Board Game and other projects from North Star Digital Studios, follow them on Twitter and  Facebook or visit the official website

*All online features require an active Nintendo Online subscription.


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About North Star Digital Studios 

North Star Digital Studios is a digital board game development house based in Kensington, MD.  Founded in 2014 by passionate digital board gamers Scott Rencher and Dominic Crapuchettes,  the company is devoted to making digital board games at the level of best-in-class video games.  

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Dec 10th, 2020


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About North Star Digital Studios

North Star Games was founded in 2003, and their clever yet intuitive games have entertained millions of people. North Star Digital Studios was launched in 2016 to bring North Star’s well-loved concepts to a whole new world of gamers. Since then, we have built a team of video game development experts, and are prepared to deliver a unique, innovative experience for old and new players alike with the Evolution video game.


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