THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake Officially Announced for Nintendo Switch

For the past few weeks, if not months, rumours had been circulating online about the possibility of the original arcade light gun game, THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD, being remade for current-gen consoles and today, as part of the Nintendo Indies World Presentation, Forever Entertainment unveiled THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake.

Scheduled for release on the Nintendo Switch later this year THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake looks to recreate the original 1996 arcade experience with modern-day visuals and darker colours. During the Indies World presentation only a short clip was showed, but after the presentation the developer unveiled a longer trailer that showcases more of what the final product can offer.

Further details relating to THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD Remake will be unveiled in due time, but the ‘original game’ was released into Arcades back in 1996. Shortly after its release in Japan the game was ported to the SEGA Saturn and then nearly a decade later was ported to Windows PC, which was believed to be based on the SEGA Saturn code due to its lower textures and functionality.

Outside of these ports the original THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD has never re-released, with rumours suggesting that the source code for the arcade version was lost, so seeing the game receive a remake is indeed a nice surprise – especially for light gun and arcade fans of that era. SEGA Forever last year also recently a video highlighting information about the original game on the SEGA Saturn.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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