Today’s Nintendo Treehouse Live didn’t just focus on Paper Mario: The Origami King. The second half was about WayForward’s new game: Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. It’s an original, brand-new Bakugan expanding on the TV series, and it’s meant to be a deep strategy-oriented game with plenty of customization.
The new Bakugan game offers 81 Bakugan to collect and over 100 quests to complete. All these take place across a colorful RPG world full of other Brawlers to battle and folks to get to know. The overall goal is uncovering the truth behind a series of mysterious natural disasters plaguing the region.
The Bakugan fights play out in almost Ni No Kuni style, where your player character runs around an open battlefield and the Bakugan themselves duke it out in gigantic fashion. You’ll need to collect energy to fuel your Bakugan. These energy bits act like MP in other RPGs, according to WayForward, and you’ll have to do a bit of resource management when deciding which cores are going to serve you the best.
Later, you’ll also get access to new combat options like team attacks that require strategic planning to pull off right.
As you move forward in your adventure, you’ll compile an expanding deck of cards built around Bakugan abilities. These correspond to different Bakugan types, aka factions, so a big part of the game’s strategy revolves around how you build your decks.
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch in the first week of November. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Bakugan news as it develops.