Bloober Team, the studio behind psychological horror Layers of Fear: Legacy, has announced that its cyberpunk horror outing Observer (or '>observer_', as it's actually stylised) is making its way to Nintendo Switch.
Ominously described as a "horror game designed to disturb you", Observer takes place in the year 2084. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an 'Observer', whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. To gather evidence, you must relive their darkest fears, and, finally, face your own.
The game initially launched on other platforms last summer, going on to receive 'very positive' reviews on Steam and scoring well among critics. We enjoyed Layers of Fear: Legacy when that game arrived on Switch, awarding it a 'great' 8/10 in our review, so we're excited to see the studio's next effort make it onto Nintendo's platform as well.
Here's a handy list of game features to give you a little more info.
- Observe and Report - You are Dan Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. In this future, anything you think, feel, or remember can be used against you in a court of law.
- A Dark Dystopia - The year is 2084. If you somehow survived the Nanophage, odds are you were killed in the War. Those who live have turned to drugs, VR, neural implants— anything to distract themselves from this new reality. But they can’t hide from you.
- Interactive Insanity - As you hack into the unstable minds of criminals and victims to look for clues, you will relive their darkest fears, forcing you to question your own reality -- and your sanity.
- Take the Horror With You! - >observer_ for Nintendo Switch uses all of the unique features of the system, including full Joy-Con support, Touchscreen, and the option to play both in docked and in handheld modes.
We don't have an exact release date for the Switch version just yet, but we'll make sure to keep an eye out for any more news on this one over the coming weeks.
Do you like the look of this game? Have you already been scared senseless by Observer on another platform? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.