Chilly deckbuilder Wildfrost hits PC and Switch in April


Stay frosty

Deadpan Games and Gaziter’s deckbuilder Wildfrost has locked in a release date. The charming card strategy sets out on a treacherous climb on April 12 for PC and Nintendo Switch.

Wildfrost sets you out on a perilous journey up through the mountains, with only a deck full of companions and items by your side. You’re trying to reach the Sun Temple to bring back the sunlight, so until then, everything’s going to be a bit chilly.

It’s a roguelite, where each run will net you new boons and assistance back in town. This can range from new cards to special effects, letting your squad get stronger and stronger until the summit doesn’t seem so far away after all.

Alongside building up the town of Snowdwell for more cards and challenges, there are also Leaders to use from different tribes, each with their own playstyle. And the counter system is a neat way of encouraging you to pay attention to cards’ stats and weaknesses, beyond just a numbers game.

I can go the distance

I played a bit of Wildfrost during the Steam Next Fest a while back and found it to be fun and lighthearted, while still providing me a decent challenge. The art style is very memorable, especially if you’ve grown tired of the more grim takes on deckbuilding out there.

And with a $19.99 price tag, it seems pretty likely you can get a good hour-to-dollar count ratio out of this one. If you’re looking for another deckbuilder to eat up the hours, Wildfrost might just be the fit when it arrives on April 12. A demo is also available on the Nintendo eShop.

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