Exploding Kittens explodes onto the Nintendo Switch

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Exploding Kittens Hero (Image credit: Game of Kittens)

What you need to know

  • The popular card game, Exploding Kittens, released on the US eShop today for $10, with Australia and Europe releases to follow.
  • The game includes three expansion packs and exclusive cards, as well as local and online multiplayer.
  • Exploding Kittens is still the most-backed Kickstarter project in Kickstarter history and the card game has sold over 11 million copies.

The popular card game about exploding cats has arrived on the Nintendo Switch.

Announced on their Twitter page, Exploding Kittens has released on the Nintendo eShop in America, with Europe and Australia releases coming soon. The game features 2-5 player online and local multiplayer and includes the Streaking Kittens, Party Pack, and Betrayal Pack expansion packs, as well as exclusive cards, all hilariously illustrated by Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal.

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For the uninitiated Exploding Kittens is a goofy card game that's part hot-potato, part Russian Roulette. An Exploding Kitten is hidden somewhere in the deck and players must draw cards from the deck until someone pulls the Exploding Kitten and explodes (what else did you expect?) Players must avoid, move, and defuse the Exploding Kitten to survive. The last player standing wins.

Originally starting its life as a Kickstarter project led by former Xbox Game Designer Elan Lee and Illustrator Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens went on to become the most-backed Kickstarter project in Kickstarter History, raising 8.7 million dollars after initially only seeking $10k. The card game has since sold over 11 million copies.

Since the creation of Exploding Kittens, the team has gone on to create over a dozen other card games and Exploding Kittens expansion packs. Exploding Kittens also made the jump to the mobile platforms, and is still one of the top 30 premium games for both iOS and Android.

Exploding Kittens on the Switch makes a lot of sense and is another great addition to the Nintendo Switch's multiplayer library. Exploding Kittens is available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $10.

Zackery Cuevas

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