There are certainly plenty of battle royale games for fans to dig into these days, but only a handful of made their way over to the Nintendo Switch. If you hadn’t noticed yet, though, one beloved title recently joined the ranks – CRSED: F.O.A.D. quietly launched for the console last Thursday.
For those uninitiated, CRSED: F.O.A.D. is simply a renaming of 2019’s breakout hit Cuisine Royale, which itself was originally released strictly as an April Fool’s joke meant to parody other popular battle royale games like PUBG. However, it quickly became a massive success and the third most downloaded free-to-play game on the PlayStation Network, securing its place as a mainstay in the genre. And in case you’re wondering what the name stands for, here’s the whole mouthful: Cuisine Royale Second Edition: Fulfillment of All Desires.
Like other battle royale games, CRSED: F.O.A.D. pits dozens of players against one another in a last-man-standing shootout while a ring slowly closes in and forces them into closer quarters. The game allows for solo queuing or up to squads of four banding together to fight for their place at the top. There’s nothing about the core gameplay here that strays drastically far from its peers, but its unique humor and fun mystical powers give it just enough of its own flair to make it worth checking out.
CRSED: F.O.A.D. is entirely free to download and play for anyone, but cosmetic items and progression-boosting microtransactions are available for those interested in investing more deeply. Additionally, owners of the game on Switch will receive the same updates and future features as all the other versions, bringing new weapons, characters, powers, maps, and vehicles.
If you’re not interested in the game for Switch, CRSED: F.O.A.D. is also immediately available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game can also be played on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles, and even better, native ports are incoming in the future for those platforms.