Independent horror games publisher DreadXP is back with its ongoing mission to bring its library of unique and spooky PC games to consoles with today’s release of The Mortuary Assistant and SPOOKWARE on the Nintendo Switch!

Viral gaming sensation The Mortuary Assistant took the horror world by storm after its release in 2022 on PC, garnering an overnight cult following, a “very positive” review rating on Steam, a feature film adaptation announcement, and the honor of the*gameHERs Indie Game of the Year award for 2022. Now, Nintendo Switch owners can pursue their degree in mortuary sciences and begin an apprenticeship at the notoriously unnerving River Fields Mortuary. As the titular mortuary assistant Rebecca Owens, players will discover that the dead don’t stay dead at this mortuary… demonic forces are at play.

The Mortuary Assistant features demonic banishments, creepy puzzles, realistic mortician tasks, and multiple endings. Each playthrough of the game is unique, featuring different demons, bodies, and scares. Rebecca must balance her mortuary tasks while hunting for clues as to what’s behind these paranormal occurrences. All past content updates for The Mortuary Assistant on PC are packed in for the Nintendo Switch release.

The Mortuary Assistant launches today on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch for $24.99.

SPOOKWARE rattles players’ skulls with over 200 handcrafted, fast-paced horror-themed microgames starring a trio of skelebros (Lefti, Midi, and Righti) who are on a killer road trip. Each of these macabre microgames is carefully interwoven within the spine-tingling story that evokes classic adventure games. SPOOKWARE’s gruesomely varied gameplay tickles the bones and is a natural fit for play on the Nintendo Switch.

SPOOKWARE and its post-launch update on PC come bundled together for the Nintendo Switch release. Following the skelebros’ initial adventure, Episode 2 continues the trios’ story by catching up with them after the scariest possible scenario: being arrested for tax evasion. These horror-obsessed bros get into heaps of trouble, and it’s up to players to toss them a bone by mastering SPOOKWARE’s fun collection of microgames.

SPOOKWARE launches today on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch for $9.99, and is available for purchase here:

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DreadXP announced its console porting initiative back in December 2022 with the releases of Sucker for Love: First Date — independent developer AkaBaka’s popular Lovecraftian dating sim and atmospheric horror game Iron Lung from developer David Szymanski. The publisher additionally announced the foundation of its dedicated porting studio, Port My Game Collective (PMG Collective), which aims to introduce console gamers to the chills and thrills of DreadXP’s catalog of cult horror hits. Fans should stay tuned for more console news in the future!

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1y ago

Looking forward to play The Mortuary Assistant. It's a bit pricey for such a short game but I heard nothing but good things about it.