Chances are if you’ve ever played table games with some friends, you’ve tried your hand at Uno at least once. It’s a popular card game that’s a lot easier to understand than traditional playing cards. Someone thought it was neat enough to warrant taking the card game and virtualizing it into a video game form. As a result, Uno is available on a variety of platforms, including both the current and previous generation of consoles. Now, Ubisoft is bringing a new version to the Nintendo Switch.
The evidence of this actually hasn’t come from Ubisoft itself. Rather, this news comes from a rating which was recently filed with PEGI (the European equivalent of the ESRB) who rated the unannounced Switch version of Uno with a 3+. According to the rating, the release date is October 17th, which is today (at the time of this writing). The game actually hasn’t come out on Switch yet, but it might suggest that it will be releasing at least before the year is out.
In any case, I do find it kind of meta to take a table game and virtualize it. Like really, what’s the deal with games like Monopoly and now Uno becoming actual video games? So strange…