Pandemic Launched For Nintendo Switch And Xbox One

Pandemic now on Xbox and Switch.
Pandemic now on Xbox and Switch. Asmodee Digital

Pandemic is set to be released on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Developed by Asmodee Digital, the game is inspired by the board games. Like the cooperative strategy board game, the digital version has players combine different roles and skills in order to save mankind from the biological horror threatening its very survival.

A launch trailer has been released which highlights the critical stakes the players face. The trailer mixes live action with actual gameplay to showcase Pandemic’s unique cooperative strategic game mechanics.

The digital version stays true to the core identity of the tabletop cooperative turn-based strategy game. Developed by Z-Man Games, Pandemic is a mainstream cooperative game that can be enjoyed by a wide audience, even during short game sessions, while rewarding the best decision-makers. Between the base game and its expansions, Pandemic has become a million-selling board game. Designed by Matt Leacock, the board game’s popular success was confirmed by critics, as Pandemic received the 2009 Golden Geek “Best Family Board Game” award.

Acting as disease-fighting specialists, players engage in a race against time to contain four epidemics threatening to wipe out different regions on the globe. Players can choose one of the seven specialist roles: contingency planner, dispatcher, medic, scientist, researcher, operations expert, or quarantine specialist. Each role features unique abilities that players will need to combine as efficiently as possible in order to overcome the five difficulty levels.

Unlike other games, Pandemic stands out from the rest since it rewards cooperation rather than competition. Players must join their efforts, using their complementary skill sets, in order to discover the cures before it’s too late for mankind.

The game makes use of local cooperative multiplayer which allows up to five players to play together. The game can also be experienced by a single player, with the player managing multiple characters.

In late September, players can activate some free DLC on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch:

  • On the Brink - Virulent Strain will spread a new kind of virus into the world.
  • On the Brink - Roles & Events will offer players new roles add new events to help save mankind.

In October, Pandemic is going to be featured in the growing library of great games available through Xbox Game Pass, along with other acclaimed Asmodee Digital titles, including The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game and Munchkin.

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