6 Upcoming Nintendo Horror Games

6 Upcoming Nintendo Horror Games

With the arrival of October, we’ve got Halloween on our mind. What better time to take a look at some of the horror games coming soon to Nintendo platforms?

Oxenfree (Switch)

The first of these upcoming games you’ll be able to play is Oxenfree, a narrative-driven adventure game that will be available to download from the Switch eShop on this Friday, October 6. Although it is more thriller than outright horror, Oxenfree follows a group of teenagers caught up in a struggle with powerful supernatural forces. It is well worth a look for fans of tense, story-driven games.

The Count Lucanor (Switch)

Exploration, puzzles, and stealth are at the forefront of The Count Lucanor, a horror game that follows a young boy exploring a creepy castle. The Count Lucanor is coming to the Switch on October 28, so you’ll be able to pick up this spooky adventure from the eShop just in time for Halloween. If you’re interested in learning more about it, we interviewed the developers back when the Switch version was announced.

Creeping Terror (3DS)


Creeping Terror is an exploration-driven horror game due out on the 3DS eShop on Halloween itself, October 31. While this game features no combat or puzzles, it promises a creepy story about a girl who finds herself alone after she investigates a strange mansion with her friends. It is a side-scrolling game that appears to have some similarities with Clock Tower. Don’t forget to check out our interview to learn more about it.

Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2

Resident Evil: Revelations will be familiar to many Nintendo fans, as it was originally a 3DS game and later appeared on the Wii U, as well. Its sequel, however, skipped Nintendo platforms… until November 28, when Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 will both be released for the Switch. They will be sold separately on the eShop, and there will also be a retail release that includes the first game on-disc with a download code for the second. Revelations divides its time between Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they investigate sinister mysteries surrounding a cruise ship, while Revelations 2 follows Claire Redfield and Barry Burton. These games attempted to blend survival horror and action gameplay, with mixed results, but are still solid games for the Switch.

Layers of Fear: Legacy

Finally, the psychological horror game Layers of Fear is coming to the Switch as Layers of Fear: Legacy, a version that includes both the original game and its expansion. Layers of Fear, a story-driven game that puts you in the shoes of a mad painter, has been rebuilt for the Switch. Its release date hasn’t been announced yet.

In Conclusion

Oxenfree, The Count Lucanor, and Creeping Terror will all be available in time for Halloween, with the Resident Evil Revelations game to follow next month and Layers of Fear: Legacy planned for the near future. Are you interested in playing these games? Are you looking forward to other Nintendo horror games? Let us know in the comments!


Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website: http://www.samanthalienhard.com/

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