Blair Witch, the survival horror FPS based on the iconic found-footage movie (series, actually) with the full title The Blair Witch Project, is headed to Nintendo Switch this summer. As announced in today's Nintendo Indie World Showcase developer Bloober Team has confirmed the game, which launched originally on PC and other consoles last year, is set for a Summer 2020 release on Nintendo's system. You can check out the trailer above.
It's built in Unreal Engine 4, so given Bloober's track record with Switch you might have guessed it was coming. Published by Lionsgate Games, Blair Witch takes place a couple of years following the events of the film (the first one) and puts you in the shoes of Ellis Lynch, a former cop who joins the search for a missing boy in the Black Hills Forest. Cue bad things happening.
Bloober has form when it comes to first-person games of the horror persuasion, with titles like the two Layers of Fear games and psychological sci-fi thriller Observer under its belt. Here are some screenshots which will surely jolt some memories from 1999 for those who remember that far back:
While the original release's gameplay didn't wow critics last year, Blair Witch did manage to conjure very well that tense atmosphere people will remember from the first film. Add to that a dog companion for the main character which people also enjoyed and colour us intrigued to see how this game translates to Switch, and if the version we get will be tweaked from last year's releases in any way.
There are no details on pricing, plans for a physical release or a date just yet, but we'll be keeping an eye on this one.
Have you played this on another console or PC? Feel free to leave your impressions below and congratulate us on making it through this entire article without once writing 'Blair Switch'.
Dang, just did it.