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CATAN – Console Edition from Dovetail Games Coming to Nintendo Switch on November 9th

Nintendo Switch Owners will be Able to Play the Internationally Celebrated Strategy Board Game When the New Version Arrives on the Console, with a 10% Discounted Pre-Order Window Beginning November 2nd

October 26, 2023

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Dovetail Games | (Kent, U.K.) - CATAN - Console Edition is making its way to the Nintendo Switch! Starting on November 9, 2023, Nintendo Switch owners will be able to play the hugely popular board game with friends and family on the couch, online or on the move – all on the board that comes to life. The official console version of the hit international board game has been in development courtesy of Dovetail Games with help from the team over at Nomad Games.

The much-anticipated November release of the Super Deluxe edition of the game includes the base game of CATAN, five championship maps and The Helpers (the first official expansion to CATAN – Console Edition.) Alongside the Super Deluxe version, Dovetail Games has two additional editions: Deluxe and Standard. The Deluxe version includes the base game and championship maps, while the Standard version contains the base game of CATAN. Players who buy the Standard edition of CATAN and decide at a later date to get The Helpers/championship maps, can purchase separately.

In advance of the release there will be a one-week pre-order promotion beginning on November 2nd, allowing eager CATAN fans can get their hands on the Super Deluxe version of the game with a 10% discount!  See CatanConsoleEdition.com/ for more information.

Players will immerse themselves in a vibrant animated board, populated with characters farming and mining resources, sheep roaming their respective hexes and the Robber waiting for the moment to move. Ships occupy the surrounding harbors, and settlements and cities appear as players continue to build and trade with one another. Success comes with earning Victory Points, which can be gained in various ways, including building the ‘Longest Road’ or amassing the ‘Largest Army.’ Building cities and settlements also earn Victory Points, as well as through the tactical use of Development Cards.

The Helpers expansion pack adds an additional layer of strategy (and fun) to the base game of CATAN by introducing 12 characters known as Helpers. Each Helper brings its own unique and specialized skills to give players a strategic advantage in developing their fledgling communities into thriving cities. The rules and conditions of victory remain the same as it was in the base game, but the way to get there is more intriguing. Players will need to make sure they own the base CATAN - Console Edition game to make use of this expansion.

CATAN has always been about playing together, and with the Card Companion on smartphones, players can all gather around one TV without the risk of seeing the resources that other players have.

Cross-play allows Nintendo Switch gamers to enjoy CATAN – Console Edition together with players on other consoles.  Solo players can tackle the various AI characters based on CATAN lore that have unique skills and attributes in building and trading.

CATAN – Console Edition: Super Deluxe - $29.99 USD

CATAN – Console Edition: Deluxe - $24.99 USD

CATAN – Console Edition: Standard - $19.99 USD

CATAN – Console Edition: The Helpers - $9.99 USD

CATAN – Console Edition: Championship Maps - $6.99 USD

CATAN fans can sign up for the latest news and information about CATAN - Console Edition directly from Dovetail Games at www.catanconsoleedition.com and follow along on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, Discord, YouTube and Twitch.

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About CATAN®

Created by Klaus Teuber and originally released in Germany in 1995, CATAN (formerly “The Settlers of Catan”) is a contemporary classic and today available in more than 40 languages. It has sold more than 40 million units worldwide and its universe of games consists of numerous expansions, extensions, scenarios, standalone games and digital adaptations. CATAN is developed by CATAN GmbH (catan.com) and released by several publishing partners around the world.

About Dovetail Games

Dovetail Games is an award-winning developer and publisher of market leading simulation entertainment software, based in Kent, UK. Our core products are Train and Fishing simulators, which are available for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.


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