Roguebook Releases on Consoles
NACON and Abrakam Entertainment have released roguelike deckbuilder Roguebook on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The game is available digitally for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $24.99 and for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S for $29.99. A Nintendo Switch version is planned to release in spring 2022.
The console release of the game comes alongside a new fifth playable character: Fugoro, merchant of wonders. Fugoro is an adventurer, collector, pirate captain, and frog-thief, and is the one responsible for the story’s catastrophe. He is available as DLC on all platforms for $9.99. Meanwhile, a free patch for the PC version adds in a new tournament mode, where players can compete to gain the highest scores or best completion times on gameplay runs.
Roguebook is co-designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield. Players must choose two of the game’s heroes to take into battle, then play cards to activate their individual abilities. The game includes a chapter-based campaign, which requires that players restart after being defeated, but with permanent upgrades available. An epilogue system also introduces customized challenges and additional rewards. Those looking to read more about Roguebook can check out Zack Webster’s Deep Look of its PC version.