Publisher Klabater and developer Juggler Games announced today that the deck-building card game The Amazing American Circus is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC via Steam, and Nintendo Switch on May 20, 2021.
We’ve known about The Amazing American Circus since Juggler Games revealed it at the tail end of last year, but this is the first mention of a firm release date beyond a promised 2021 release. The announcement comes hand in hand with a brand spanking new gameplay trailer to showcase the game’s mechanics, hand-drawn environments, and unexplored 19th-century American circus setting.
To accompany the release date news, the Steam Game Festival – which started yesterday and runs until February 9 – features a PC demo for The Amazing American Circus, offering a quick sampler of what’s in store come May.
The Amazing American Circus’ Unusual Card Game Blend
Rather than sticking to the tried and tested deck-building formula, The Amazing American Circus blends a mix of the tycoon genre and a sweeping narrative adventure to hold it all together. Think more Slay the Spire and Thronebreaker than Hearthstone.
Klabater describes it as follows:
“In The Amazing American Circus, you’ll build a circus empire from scratch. Flesh and blood opponents, as well as characters known from the American folklore, will stand in your way to success. You’ll come across violent crimes and social inequalities. As a novice owner of a small and run-down circus, you’ll have to face the historic giant of this industry – P.T. Barnum. Can you defeat him? The Amazing American Circus tells a story of the most iconic entertainment in American history. The USA, during the Gilded Age, is a turbulent place. On the East Coast springs up a modern metropolis, while in the west, cowboys and robber barons fight for their business.” The new era is coming, and this is the last right moment for the circus to flourish!”
Wrapping up today’s news, Klabater plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the game on February 9. If you plan to purchase the title, be sure to let us know in the comments below.