Video games? Who needs them when you and your friends can gather around a table and play some board games?
Asmodee Digital announced today it will soon begin publishing digital board games on the Nintendo Switch, starting with the tile-laying board game Carcassone.Carcassonne is already available for Android and has PC and Mac versions on Steam.The Nintendo Switch adaptation will release in the winter of 2018.“Carcassonne is the first Asmodee Digital title of many to follow on Nintendo’s platforms,” said Pierre Ortolan, CEO of Asmodee Digital, in a statement.“This partnership is based on Nintendo’s need for new user experiences and Asmodee Digital’s continued goal of bringing great board game IPs to new platforms.”Simple to pick up but challenging to master, Carcassonne presents players with endless opportunities for tactical play.
A person is holding hostages at a supermarket in Trèbes, south-western France, multiple media reports say.The individual, who is said to be armed, has claimed allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, AFP reported state prosecutors as saying.Police special forces have rushed to the Super U shop, near Carcassonne, 91km south-east of Toulouse.Europe 1 radio and BFM TV also said an individual was holding hostages in the supermarket.France’s Interior Ministry earlier said security officials were carrying out an operation at a supermarket in town of Trèbes, but gave no details.This is a breaking news story and will be updated.