Yesterday, Mega Crit Games announced that Slay the Spire, their million copy selling Rogue-like Card Game, will release out of Steam’s Early Access on January 23, 2019. Any other updates on the future of the title and overall franchise, such as the release date of the looming Nintendo Switch release, will be after the launch.
The developers also announced that after Steam’s 2018 Winter Sale the price will increase, so if anyone was planning on buying or gifting the game, they should do so during the sale while it’s at its cheapest.
In terms of this week’s patch, Slay the Spire receives “further visual polish”, as well as general improvements to controller support. Steam Trading Cards and Workshop support is also being worked on, which will bode well for its future longevity.
Slay the Spire also received updates to its localization, with Dutch, French, Indian, Japanese, and Korean language translations receiving updates. For general balancing, the Maw Bank relic will no longer spawn in shops, and the Enchiridion Relic will now trigger earlier so that its prioritized over some other relics.
Slay the Spire is probably the best card game out there for your money. While there is no multiplayer and there is only a limited amount of cards in comparison to other card games, Slay the Spire’s appeal lies in deck building. More than once I’ve sat down and played for over four hours despite only wanting to play for an hour or so. There’s just so much to experiment with, and it’s such a well-made and friendly package that I really don’t remember many other games in recent memory that has had such a rapturous response besides Stardew Valley. Slay the Spire is frighteningly addictive, and anyone who has even the slightest interest in card games should hop aboard.
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