Fighting Fantasy Legends is on its way to the Nintendo Switch, so I got in touch with Nomad Games to talk a bit about the game. Come check it out!
PS4Blog: Hi! Welcome to PS4Blog.net. How are you doing today?
I’m doing well! We’re a bit swamped here at Nomad with everything we’ve got to get ready for the launch of Fighting Fantasy Legends on Switch, but we’re planning on having a board game day for the whole company soon to celebrate our 10 year anniversary – which is something nice to look forward to!
PS4B: Last time around we got to talk about Talisman: Digital Edition, and here we are today to talk about Fighting Fantasy Legends on Nintendo Switch. And… go!
Consider us going! It’s been a while since we released something on Switch, and we’re coming back to Fighting Fantasy after releasing Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy on the console back in 2019. That game was a success, especially in Japan (lots of Switch owners and lots of nostalgia for the original gamebooks, it turns out!) so it was the logical step to take. If someone hasn’t played a Fighting Fantasy game before, it’s a classic series of game books originally released in the 1980s. It’s classic fantasy in the best way – you’ve got caves and dungeons full of traps, deadly monsters and tough choices around each corner.
PS4B: How long would it take someone to do a full run through Fighting Fantasy Legends from start to (a good) ending?
It depends on how lucky/well prepared you are with your choices! I’d say it takes about 12 hours or so to complete the three different books in the game. Also, the world record for beating the game is 31 minutes – although I doubt the average player is going to smash through it that quickly!
PS4B: Have you considered a physical release on Nintendo’s console that include Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy and Fighting Fantasy Legends in a single cartridge along with a color manual?
This is something we’ve definitely considered, but physical releases is something we’ve only slightly dipped our toes into. With only two people in our publishing team, we’d have to ask one of our contacts in the games industry who’d done it before. We’d also need to be careful about the size of print-run we did for this kind of release, as we’re well aware of the niche status these games hold. So if we did do it, we’d want to do it properly and something that collectors would want to get their hands on!
PS4B: And that’s the time we have for today. Would you like to add anything else?
I think that’s it! Fighting Fantasy Legends releases on September 23rd, and we’re hoping to hear all about peoples adventures and just how bad their decision making skills are when the game launches.