Democracy 4 Coming to Consoles: Lead Your Country on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox in June 2024

Gaming Staff • April 24, 2024

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Auroch Digital and Positech Games have announced the release of Democracy 4: Console Edition for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox on June 5, 2024. The game is a political simulation where players lead one of ten countries, implementing policies, laws, and actions to positively impact some areas while negatively affecting others. The ultimate goal is to win the next election.

Players can choose from countries such as the USA, UK, Japan, France, Canada, Australia, Spain, Germany, Italy, and South Korea. They inherit a pre-elected cabinet with biases and opinions, and must determine their country's future. Introducing new policies, tweaking existing bills, and reacting to developing events can impact the public's perception and the polls.

As leader, players will be asked to comment on headline-status situations, and their responses can impact public opinion during times of crisis. Some people will support the leader, while others will not, potentially leading to assassination attempts and other challenges.

Before the end of the term, players must lay out a manifesto for re-election, offering realistic or ambitious promises to win public support. Democracy 4: Console Edition has been adapted for consoles from the ground up and will be available for pre-order and wishlist on PlayStation and Xbox on June 5, 2024, with the Nintendo Switch version available soon.

Auroch Digital is a Bristol-based game development studio specializing in strategy and digital tabletop games. They have worked on original titles and partnerships, including Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun, Brewmaster, Dark Future: Blood Red States, Megaquarium, The Colonists, Mars Horizon, and its sequel.

Positech Games is a small indie game developer from the UK, focused on complex PC strategy games. They have developed hit games such as 'Democracy', 'Gratuitous Space Battles', 'Gratuitous Tank Battles', and 'Production Line', and have published titles by other indie developers. The 'Democracy' series of games are the first PC games to use a Neural Network to simulate virtual voters, making it a complex political strategy game.

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