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Sword of the Necromancer (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. ???)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Sword of the Necromancer on Nintendo Switch (originally released on January 28th 2021 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Sword of the Necromancer – Ver. ???

  • Release date: June 24th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet. This update adds the following:

  • 3 new game modes to put your skills to test
    • Challenge Mode: Revisit the base game with a randomized twist. In this new mode you will advance through the five floors of the dungeon as usual, but stay vigilant for new enemies and unexpected encounters!
    • Colosseum Mode: Test your mettle against hordes of enemies! Starting from level 1 and without any items, defy death as you take on waves of enemies to advance. Chain combos will be key to your survival; the bigger your combo meter, the more XP you will earn and the better the items you will find!
      • Boss Rush: Fight against 5 bosses with no breaks! Fight against tougher bosses (both old and new) in quick succession, with your current adventuring supplies. Level up and gear up to face them! If you complete this mode, you will unlock one of the original bosses as a summon!
    • Dungeon Builder: Build and play custom dungeon floors! Create a floor layout, choose the enemies you want to appear and select the boss guarding the exit. You can even choose what items will appear in chests and their properties, so you can set yourself a unique challenge or share a fiendish floor with a friend. Share your creations via a simple text code!
  • 10 new monsters
  • 8 new bosses
  • Extra modes to unlock the Epilogue, a brand new chapter in the story!
  • Item Shop
    • When playing the new modes, you will earn Symbols that you can exchange for items in the Item Shop. The item offer will change daily and is the same for all players each day. This feature can help you unlock all of the weapon and relic types, a useful tool for achievement hunters!
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: JanduSoft PR

Sword of the Necromancer – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:

Coming soon! This update brings the following:

  • more bug fixes
  • content parity with other platforms

Sword of the Necromancer – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: February 16th 2021 (North America, Europe) / February 17th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • An Item Bag has been added that can store up to 4 items and is accessible at any time. Items stored in the bag are not in use and thus do not grant any passive or active effect. Monsters stored in the bag are not healed nor recover their health with time as the monsters you have equipped. The bag will be available after the tutorial level and is enabled by default.
  • New options have been added to the Game Settings. Players can now choose to recall monsters from anywhere, start the game on the floor you last played, and enable/disable the new Item Bag. Use the Game Settings to optimise your gaming experience.
  • Game Settings screen will appear once upon boot up after having cleared the tutorial.
  • Several minor bugs and crashes have been fixed.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: JanduSoft PR

How to download updates for Sword of the Necromancer for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Sword of the Necromancer, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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