Detention (Switch eShop)


Switch eShop
Coconut Island Games
Red Candle Games


Game Rating

User Ratings: 22

Our Review: 9/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Adventure, Puzzle
Release Date

Switch eShop

  • 1st Mar 2018 (US/Canada), $12.99
  • 1st Mar 2018 (UK/EU/AU), £9.49

Screenshots (5)

Detention Screenshot
Detention Screenshot
Detention Screenshot
Detention Screenshot
Detention Screenshot


  • 51

    Switch eShop

    Review Detention

    Best in class

    Every so often, a little-known game with much smaller expectations than its AAA counterparts will come along and completely knock your socks off. Celeste managed it last month with its intricate 2D platforming, and no less than a month later, another crowning achievement has made its way onto the Nintendo eShop. Detention, from...

Detention Guides

About The Game

Lives passed away, with the sin left behind.

Detention is a unique atmospheric horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese/East Asian culture, religious elements and mythology. Based on the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, in this 2D atmospheric horror side-scroller, the player control characters who venture into the school beset by hostile supernatural events to uncover stories behind the haunted place. Incorporated the game provided players with unique graphics and gaming experience.