The cats are back! It hasn’t been long since the first feline adventure hit the Switch, yet they’re already back with a second outing. It’s raining cats and dogs in this one, with plenty of feline and canine companions to greet you. Is it the epic feline adventure we’ve been waiting for, or a dog’s dinner? Let’s take a look. Despite being the sequel to the original Cat Quest, the story in this one is largely separate. The cats and dogs are at war – nothing new there, except they’ve got big weapons and are capturing territory. That’s where our heroes come in. You play as the legendary cat and dog kings of old, your quest being to prevent war between the cat kingdom of Felingard and the advancing dog armies of the Lupus Empire. Cats and dogs living together might have been unthinkable for the Ghostbusters, but that is very much the endgame here. We won’t spoil the plot, but this requires players to search the world gathering up pieces of a certain something whilst also having time to explore and raid lots of dungeons along the way. As you might expect after reading the above, Cat Quest II is not a game that takes itself too seriously. This is to its credit, as it is the game’s sense of humour which carries the whole thing along. Right from the get-go, Cat Quest II wastes absolutely no opportunity to insert cat-related puns. Literally everything that can possibly be made into a pun is going to fall victim at some point during your adventure. Character conversations are littered with constant wordplays; the developers have had fun when naming each character and even the overworld is littered with places that sound distinctly cat-like. If you're the type to tire of such things rather quickly, you’re going to have a bad time here. And yet, it never feels forced or as if the developers are going too far; the whole thing is a perfect match for the vibe and feeling that they're going for. It certainly spices things up and makes what would otherwise be a relatively cookie-cutter fantasy plotline much more charming. The humour isn’t limited to puns, as the game makes various subtle nods to modern pop culture. One side plot has you tracking down an invisibility cloak from a certain mage called Furindelmeow, which sounds suspiciously like an antagonist from the newer outings from the magical mind of J. K. Rowling. This game makes every effort to ensure that encounters are entertaining and characters are as compelling as possible – and that goes a long way. In terms of gameplay, things are much more straightforward. Cat Quest II is essentially a straight-up action RPG with no real surprises to offer. You get a button for attack as well as a dodge roll, with your magic spells assigned to the shoulder buttons. There's the usual wide range of elemental and recovery spells, but it doesn’t get much more complicated than that. This seems to be entirely deliberate, with the game focusing on helping players just get on with things rather than learning complicated systems. That isn’t to say that there isn’t an element of skill involved when tackling foes however, as most will have attacks which damage up to a certain distance, requiring skilful use of the dodge roll and clever timing, as well as certain other enemies being resistant to physical attacks or specific elemental spells which requires a bit of thought put into how you manage your two protagonists. On the whole though, you’re not likely to get stuck thinking about strategy to beat certain enemies as the game doesn't deliberately try to stump players. Indeed, Cat Quest II focuses on being fun and enjoyable above all else, with ‘frustrating’ feeling like a forbidden word. For example, while the game does present you with a massive, sprawling world with countless dungeons to explore, it will also quite clearly signpost where you are supposed to go next in your quest rather than forcing you to go looking. Not everybody will like this hand-holding, but those who aren’t a fan of the non-linear approach of many open-world games might appreciate knowing what to do next. The dungeons themselves are clearly labelled with the level of enemies found inside so players will know if they will be out of their depth, and quests themselves are given a slightly more vague difficulty rating so you know what lies ahead. The dungeons are also extremely bitesize: never much more than 5 minutes in length and intended to be tacked along the way to your destination rather than feeling like busywork on the map. The game does require players to earn experience points and level-up just like any other RPG, but it's also obscenely generous with the amount of experience points and money it hands out. This obviously slows down as your character’s level increases, but it never feels like you’re going to have to do some serious grinding to progress, and the dungeons with higher-level requirements are clearly intended to be tackled later. Proponents of the ‘git gud’ philosophy will be disappointed to find a game which can be hugely enjoyable without requiring mammoth levels of dedication. It has been mentioned that you actually play as two protagonists, the cat and dog kings of old. This has utility in both single and cooperative modes of play. In coop mode, you enlist the help of a friend on your quest. You can both spec out your characters however you want and become a force to be reckoned with. Things are a little more nuanced in single-player mode, however. You can freely switch between either character at the press of a button, with the computer taking control of the other character. In theory, you can equally spread out your gear upgrades as well as spells across both characters. In practice, your main character is likely to get the bulk of the in-game money spent on it, with the other character becoming a makeshift mage of sorts with hand-me-down gear. Remember we said that enemies can defend against certain types of physical and elemental attacks? Players will likely find it much quicker to simply assign lesser-used spells or weapons to the other character rather than messing around too much with their primary, and as such, the second character just becomes a backup for emergency situations. That said, this works quite well as there isn’t a simple way to swap out weapons aside from going to the menu, and the second character does mean you get a reprieve if your main character does die in the heat of battle. It’s simple and makes the single-player feel more like the focus rather than an afterthought compared with the coop mode, despite the presence of the second character. A special mention needs to be made about the visual style – the game is gorgeous. The whole world is a wonder to behold; bright and colourful while still conveying a convincing fantasy setting. There is a dense level of detail which nevertheless doesn’t distract from the technicolour vibe; characters look unique with real personality, and the whole stylised approach is a perfect complement to the upbeat tone of the game. One small gripe might be that the dungeons do tend to look pretty similar, with one specific style being used for dungeons in each location within the game. At the same time, however, players rarely spend long enough in any one dungeon for this to become a real problem, and the dungeons themselves still possess the same level of creative care as the overworld. Quite frankly, it is supremely difficult to think of any real issues worth noting. At launch, there were framerate issues when moving around the overworld which caused the game to occasionally feel like it was missing its 60fps target, but these have been removed by the recent 1. 0. 2 update. Outside of that, the simplicity of the gameplay and general lack of serious challenge could mean that some battle-hardened RPG folk may not be satisfied with what is on offer here and might find something more traditional to be more up their street. This is accessible above all else. Ultimately, what we have here is a hugely enjoyable and charming game which is a joy for anybody to play thanks to its simple mechanics, all held together by some whimsical presentation which will have even the most grumpy scrooges chuckling along. Conclusion Cat Quest II is a charming little action RPG. Its simple mechanics result in a game which is hugely enjoyable for literally anybody to pick up and play, all backed up by some fantastic design work and infectious humour which never fails to bring a smile to your face. Diehard RPG fanatics might find it's a little on the easy side, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it's genuinely good fun to play.
Score distribution: Negative: 0 out of 9 Cat Quest II is a great improvement over the original. The game offers a teensy bit more variety and a bigger world, so it starts trucking almost instantly. I do wish that your AI co-op buddy was a bit more competent, but that’s a minor gripe. All in all, though, the time flew by and the smile stayed on my face through almost the entire playthrough. This action RPG promises a wonderful treat if you're looking for a pretty dense game. Cat Quest II offers a huge open world full of humor and references. It is purrfect to play cooperatively with action battles full of items, dungeons and magic. Cat Quest II is a charming little action RPG. Its simple mechanics result in a game which is hugely enjoyable for literally anybody to pick up and play, all backed up by some fantastic design work and infectious humour which never fails to bring a smile to your face. Diehard RPG fanatics might find it's a little on the easy side, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it's genuinely good fun to play. If you are up for some cute, simple and potentially cooperative action RPG experience starring a cat and a dog, well this game will be right up your alley. Not too long or complex, yet truly can satiate your hunger for the cute... And some hunger for the action and RPGs. Give it a try! If nothing, it will make you giggle. The world of Cat Quest 2 is sizable, but there isn’t much complexity in its minute-to-minute gameplay. However that directness, along with how quickly you level up, finish quests, and discover new locations, can make it a hard game to put down. You handle one task at a time, so it’s easy to pick back up or add a second player. At 8 to 10 hours or so, depending on your focus and patience, this adventure ends abruptly but doesn’t overstay its welcome. It’s challenging enough for solo players, but also fun for two players of any age and skill level. Cat Quest II is an action RPG filled with fun and well-humoured moments, featuring a colourful world and with a simple combat system and even if some sections can get repetitive and there's not much to do after the main campaign is over, this is an overall relaxing and welcome game that only adds another fun option to the Nintendo Switch catalogue. Nothing about this game is particularly bad or warrants criticism, but at this point the lack of ambition or innovation makes play sessions feel more tedious than anything else. See all 9 Critic Reviews I was fortunate to have a wonderful roommate to play this game with and we loved it. Gameplay was smooth, art was really cute, the story I was fortunate to have a wonderful roommate to play this game with and we loved it. Gameplay was smooth, art was really cute, the story surprised me. Theres upgrades for skills and customizable characters. Theres plenty to explore and there are anime references with funny dialogue. I do not recommend playing the game solo because we tested it and the ai is not very good and you are dependent on the help. 10/10 for couch co-op however. We found an easter egg totally by accidental which was our favorite part. … Expand A fantastic little game with the emphasis a little because it was to short. The price of SEK 156 is very good considering how much fun you get A fantastic little game with the emphasis a little because it was to short. The price of SEK 156 is very good considering how much fun you get for the money. The game crashed a few times but it still does not reduce the score. Recommended for RPG-gaming families or friends preferably in co-op. It is great to play alone, but together it really becomes much more fun. … Expand Una gran aventura, muy divertida y el combate me encanta, buen trabajo. Un gioco senza molte pretese ma assolutamente divertente specialmente se giocato in coop Played with my wife. It's a pretty fun, solid coop game. If you like action RPG, it's a no-brainer. Excellent jeu a deux joueurs. On s'est bien amusé durant les quelques sessions de jeu. Les défauts du premier ont été corrigés, enfin on peu Excellent jeu a deux joueurs. Les défauts du premier ont été corrigés, enfin on peu upgrade le stuff! Par contre il est court, et XP est vraiment facile. En tout cas grace a ce jeu, ma femme débute dans le Hack&Slash et maintenant elle en demande plus! ( diabloooooo) Graphisme: 10/10 Durée de vie 7/10 Difficulté: 5/10 Fun + référence: 10/10 … Expand A big step down from Cat Quest 1. The biggest problem is the fact you're forced to play with someone or endure extremely unintelligent AI A big step down from Cat Quest 1. The biggest problem is the fact you're forced to play with someone or endure extremely unintelligent AI controlling your second character. If I'm playing this single player, like I did the first game, I want to control ONE character, not switch between two. I feel like I'm being punished for playing solo. Also, the equipment screens are terrible and unintuitive. It feels so painful just to equip a piece of gear. Finally, it's almost exactly the same as the first game. I was really hoping for more new spells, more new mechanics, more new ANYthing. Rather disappointed. … Expand See all 9 User Reviews.
Brand new story set in the world of Felingard - and beyond! All new co-op gameplay. Play as both cat and dog, either alone or with a friend! New weapons types – Master swords, staves and more to become a fur-midable fighter! More spells bring even more furry judgement to your foes. New passive abilities, whose attributes can be mixed and combined for endless paw-sibilities! Exciting, and varied dungeons filled with new traps and obstacles, making every pounce into the unknown a fresh experience! Em-bark on a litany of side quests, each telling its own story and expanding the lore and universe of CAT QUEST! Telling the tail of two kings, brought together against their will, CAT QUEST II brings together an unlikely partnership as they reclaim their thrones. Go on the ultimutt catventure today!
Available Now Nintendo Switch Eligible for up to Gold Points when you buy this game digitally. You may also use Gold Points toward this purchase. Close x Buy digital Demo available To get started, simply log into (or create) your Nintendo Account. Before downloading, be sure to visit the Nintendo eShop on your device using this Nintendo Account at least once. Log in or create an account Visit the "Linked accounts" section under your account settings to get started. Go now Your demo is on its way. Please check the status of this download on your device. CAT QUEST II is a 2D open-world action-RPG set in a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. Under threat from a continuing war between the cats of Felingard and the advancing dogs of the Lupus Empire, CAT QUEST II tells the tail of two kings, brought together against their will, on a journey of paw-some discovery to reclaim their thrones. Play as both a cat and dog as you explore their kingdoms solo or with a friend! Quest in a world filled with magic, curious monsters, and go on a catventure like never before! Following the success of the acclaimed CAT QUEST, developers The Gentlebros return to the world of Felingard to expand on the original with more explosive spells, expanded weapon options, an exciting new character switch mechanic, and local co-op! Features - Brand new story set in the world of Felingard - and beyond! - All new switch and local co-op gameplay. Play as both cat and dog, either alone or with a friend! - New weapons types – Master swords, staves and more to become a fur-midable fighter! - More spells bring even more furry judgement to your foes. - New passive abilities, whose attributes can be mixed and combined for endless paw-sibilities! - Exciting, and varied dungeons filled with new traps and obstacles, making every pounce into the unknown a fresh experience! - Em-bark on a litany of side quests, each telling its own story and expanding the lore and universe of CAT QUEST! Read more Platform Release Date Oct 24, 2019 No. of Players up to 2 players File Size 627 MB Category Action, Adventure, Role-Playing, Indie Publisher Pqube Developer The Gentlebros Supported Play Modes: TV mode Tabletop mode Handheld mode Get even more from your games with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. This paid service gives you access to online play, a selection of NES™ games, cloud backup for your save data in compatible games, and more. Learn more and sign up > *If eligible for a Just for You offer, the final price reflects the combined Sale and Just for You offers. The Just for You offer is discounted from the sale price. A Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) is required for Save Data Cloud backup. Cat Quest II is a copyright of The Gentlebros Pte. Ltd. 2019. Published by PQube Limited. How can I purchase a game on To purchase digital games directly from and send them to your Nintendo system, you'll need a Nintendo Account. For Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, you'll also need to link your Nintendo Account with your Nintendo Network ID. For step-by-step instructions by system, please click here. What do I need to download a game? You'll need a Nintendo Switch, Wii U, or Nintendo 3DS family system, a Nintendo Account (registered for use in the U. S. or Canada), Internet connection, and Nintendo eShop access to download the game once you've purchased it. For help downloading a game, click here. Does my purchase qualify for My Nintendo Points? Yes. As long as you have signed up for My Nintendo before you purchase the game, your game will qualify for My Nintendo Points. My Nintendo Points are automatically awarded to the Nintendo Account that was used to purchase the game. (Please note that DLC items, passes, and themes do not qualify for My Nintendo Points. ) To see your My Nintendo points balance: Visit Select "Sign in. " Sign in to your Nintendo Account. Once you're signed in, you can review your My Nintendo points balance and history, check out the latest My Nintendo rewards, and view active missions you can complete to earn My Nintendo points. You may also use My Nintendo Gold Points to purchase games for Nintendo Switch. Learn more about Gold Points. For additional help with My Nintendo, please visit our support site.
Cat Quest Developer(s) The Gentlebros Publisher(s) PQube Platform(s) Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Release Windows, macOS 8 August 2017 iOS 10 August 2017 Android 15 September 2017 Switch 10 November 2017 PS4 EU: 10 November 2017 NA: 14 November 2017 JP: 27 November 2017 Genre(s) Action role-playing Cat Quest is an action role-playing video game developed by Singapore based team The Gentlebros and published by PQube. The game was released in 2017 and received generally positive reviews from professional critics. Gameplay [ edit] Cat Quest is an action role-playing video game played from a top-down perspective similar to Dragon Quest, which this game is based on.  The game is set in an open world kingdom called Felingard.  The player takes controls of an anthropomorphic cat who embarks on a quest to rescue his kidnapped sister.   The game features real-time combat, dungeon crawling, and equipment progression.  Development and release [ edit] Cat Quest was developed by The Gentlebros and published by PQube.  Cat Quest was released for Windows and macOS on 8 August 2017,  and 10 August 2017 for iOS.  It was released for Android on 15 September 2017.  The Nintendo Switch version was released on 10 November 2017.  It was also released on the same day for PlayStation 4 in Europe, and on 14 November in North America.  A physical release for the Nintendo Switch launched in September 2018 for Europe and North America.  Reception [ edit] Reception Aggregate score Aggregator Score Metacritic PC: 79/100  iOS: 89/100  NS: 74/100  PS4: 74/100  Review scores Publication Score Gamezebo  Nintendo World Report 7/10  Pocket Gamer 8/10  TouchArcade  VentureBeat 78/100  Push Square 7/10  Cat Quest received "generally favorable" reviews from professional critics according to review aggregator website Metacritic.     Cat Quest was nominated and won the Excellence in Visual Art and Design in the 2nd SEA International Mobile Game Awards 2017.  It was also nominated for "Mobile Game of the Year" at the 21st Annual D. I. C. E. Awards.  Sequel [ edit] In May 2018 the developers announced a sequel, then titled Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire.  It was released on October 24, 2019, for Windows (via Steam), Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch,  and in Japan on January 30, 2020,  simply titled Cat Quest II. References [ edit] ^ a b c Fuller, Alex (7 July 2017). "Cat Quest Arrives on Steam in August". RPGamer. Archived from the original on 3 December 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ a b c d Fuller, Alex (1 November 2017). "Adorable quick-fire action-RPG Cat Quest is heading to Switch next week". Eurogamer. Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ a b Sowden, Emily (10 July 2017). "The eagerly-awaited RPG Cat Quest arrives on iOS August 10th". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ Madnani, Mikhail (4 September 2017). " ' Cat Quest' Will Claw into Android Devices on September 15th". TouchArcade. Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ Romano, Sal (16 October 2017). "Cat Quest for PS4 launches November 14 in North America, November 10 in Europe". Gematsu. Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ Craddock, Ryan (7 September 2018). "Add Another RPG To Your Collection With The Physical Release Of Cat Quest On Switch". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 7 September 2018. ^ a b "Cat Quest for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 23 June 2018. ^ a b "Cat Quest for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ a b "Cat Quest for Switch Reviews". Retrieved 23 June 2018. ^ a b "Cat Quest for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Retrieved 23 June 2018. ^ Werner, Jillian (16 August 2017). "Cat Quest Review: Dovahkitty". Gamezebo. Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ Ronaghan, Neal (13 November 2017). "Cat Quest Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ Slater, Harry (10 August 2017). "Cat Quest review". Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ Fretz, Andrew (12 September 2017). " ' Cat Quest' Review – An Interactive How-to on Mobile RPGs". Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ Chan, Stephanie (10 November 2017). "Cat Quest review — pawsitively delightful though not purrfect". VentureBeat. Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ Fitzgerald, Simon (16 November 2017). Push Square. Retrieved 3 December 2017. ^ "2nd IMGA Southeast Asia". International Mobile Gaming Awards. Retrieved 12 January 2018. ^ Mackuch, Eddie (14 January 2018). "Game Of The Year Nominees Announced For DICE Awards". GameSpot. Retrieved 21 January 2018. ^ Madnani, Mikhail (18 May 2018). "The Gentlebros announce 'Cat Quest II' for iOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and Android". Retrieved 19 May 2018. ^ "Cat Quest II". Nintendo America. Retrieved 17 December 2019. ^ "Cat Quest II". Nintendo Japan. Retrieved 29 January 2020. External links [ edit] Official website.