Friday, March 4, 2022

House of the Dead Remake Coming to Nintendo Switch in April

The House of the Dead: Remake is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 7.

The remake of the 1998 light gun shooter was announced for Switch on April 14 last year, meaning developer MegaPixel Studio will deliver it exactly 51 weeks later. The game had originally been announced for a 2021 release but went silent for a time, before reappearing today.

The House of the Dead: Remake promises updated graphics, controls, and gameplay, plus multiple endings, solo and two-player modes, and new characters. The trailer (below) features most of these changes, showcasing a series of gameplay clips from different levels.

Forever Entertainment has previously confirmed that a remake of House of the Dead 2 is on the way and will likely release more information about it following the first remake's launch.

MegaPixel previously worked on a different kind of shooter remake in Panzer Dragoon: Remake. In our 6/10 review, IGN said it's "a neat little arcade shooter that keeps things exciting for an hour or two. It’s just enough to make me wish that the developers had gone a little farther and built this remake up with more levels or, maybe, gambled on a fully modernized take on the original’s simple concept."

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.


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