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Battle Chasers: Nightwar releases but no Linux?

battle chasers: nightwar releases on mac and windows but not for linux or ubuntu games

Right now, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic have big news. Battle Chasers: Nightwar – the RPG that combines dungeon crawling, turn-based combat and a rich story releases. Since the games now available for Mac and Windows. The game releases with no Linux or Ubuntu build and the icon is no longer displayed.

What happened to the epic JRPG-style release on Linux?

“I’m very sorry we couldn’t get the Linux version ready by launch. We’re a small indie developer, and we just didn’t have the resources to get it in a state we felt players would be happy with by launch.

We had asked our publisher to pull down the Linux platform last week from Steam and GoG, but unfortunately it didn’t happen until yesterday. If you preordered hoping to play Linux day one, please feel free to get a refund. Let us know if you have any trouble there and we’ll help get it sorted out.

We are working on the Linux version and hope to have it in decent shape in the next few weeks.

So sorry, guys!”

Therefore, according to developer Airship Syndicate, the release is still in development. So the games still set to make a Linux and Ubuntu debut, just later. Since the team is small, getting that native release out on time is just too much work. Leaving the dev’s having to make adjustments via THQ Nordic.
So back in June we emailed THQ Nordic about Linux support, “there are no Linux ports planned.” What!? Of course this is coming from a Publisher, not the developer. Hence the misfire of information. Which is formally addressed via the Steam Discussion comment above.

Due to the games successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2015. Where 14,175 backers made the development possible. The team of Airship Syndicate were able to create a unique game that pays homage to the famous console greats.

“A surprising amount of depth” – 8 Polygon

“A grand achievement” – 9 PlayStation Universe

“You need this game” – 5/5 The Xbox Hub

“A true golden age JRPG experience” – 9 Expansive

“Will conquer you from the beginning” – 8.7 IGN Italia

“Tactically exciting and complex” – 84 Gamestar

Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Hero Spotlight #2 – Alumon:

Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Hero Spotlight #3 – Red Monika:

About Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG that takes inspiration from the classic console greats. While featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format. And a rich story driven by exploration of the world. It features classic turn-based combat with a unique overcharge mana system and incredible Battle Bursts. Players can explore beautiful, randomly-generated dungeons loaded with traps, puzzles, secrets and loot and an overworld peppered with hidden dungeons, rare bosses and randomly appearing friends and foes. Build your adventuring party by choosing three of six available heroes from the classic Battle Chasers comic series, each with unique abilities, perks, items and dungeon skills.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar releases now on Steam, GOG and Humble Store for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99. Yet only available on Windows and Mac for now. So we’ll have to stay tuned for the Linux and Ubuntu release.

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