“The House of the Dead: Remake” Announced for Nintendo Switch

Forever Entertainment recently announced The House of the Dead: Remake is on the way to the Nintendo Switch.

HotD Remake is a recreation of SEGA’s 1996 light gun arcade game, which eventually went on to spawn several sequels, spin-offs, and a very unfortunate film series.

In HotD, up to two players can take on the role of either Thomas Rogan and G, both AMS agents responding to a distress call emanating from the mysterious Curien Mansion. And with a title like The House of the Dead, these agents don’t exactly find a mansion filled with puppies and lollipops. No, it seems as though the mad Dr. Curien has created a horde of zombie-like mutants resulting from his macabre experiments.


HotD is a classic, on-rails light gun shooter filled with all manner of zombies humanoid mutants and other necrotic creatures. There are several civilians trapped throughout Curien Mansion, and the player will receive bonuses when they are successfully rescued.

According to multiple sources in 2019, Forever Entertainment is working on remakes of not just the first HotD game, but The House of the Dead 2, as well. These same reports indicated that Forever Entertainment is planning to port HotD Remake not only to Nintendo Switch, but also to PC (Steam and Epic Games Store), Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Google Stadia (LOL). However, no formal announcement has been made for these other platforms. Pffft! Stadia…

Despite many games from the HotD series receiving home ports over the years, this will be the first time gamers will get a chance to play the original game since the 1998 release of the PC and (rare) SEGA Saturn ports.

You can watch the Switch trailer below (no sign of The Magician, yet!), followed by the official breakdown of the game from the Nintendo website:

Nobody leaves here alive!

The House of the Dead: Remake is a remade version of the game introduced in 1997 in arcade platform. A classic arcade rail-shooter receives a whole new entourage and gameplay changes to suit modern gaming standards.

• Hordes of the undead monstrosities in a fast-paced rail-shooter.

• True to the original gameplay.

• Well know arcade classic with modern graphics and controls.

• Multiple endings.

Source: Niche Gamer

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