Halloween is getting closer, and we should expect some appropriately-themed games to grace the holiday / night / annoying day when the door bell constantly rings. Nicalis is stepping up with Knight Terrors, a title developed by FreakZone Games (which brought us Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures).

It hits the Switch eShop (North America and Europe) on 24th October and offers simple controls but arcade-style challenge; you have to dodge dangers and also destroy any creatures that come your way. A trailer and some PR blurb are below.

Knight Terrors depicts the horrifying adventures of a mysterious suit of armor known only as “The Knight.” Armed with a mighty sword and equipped with blood-red wings that allow flight, the Knight desperately races through the countryside in the darkest of the night, never stopping for any respite or consideration. He must face and vanquish a never-ending onslaught of bloodthirsty ghouls, flaming skulls and unspeakable horrors while jumping over spiked pits and flying through small gaps. If he takes three hits or allows three enemies to pass, it’s “Game Over.”

Knight Terrors goes straight for the jugular, engaging players immediately with simple two-button controls, retina-searing sprite graphics and frantic neo-classical chiptunes. Special effects like screen shaking and time stopping magnify the impact of every enemy interaction. Once you’re hooked, the game keeps pulling you back in with earned power-ups, multiple unlockable game modes and high score tracking. What’s more, the procedurally generated levels ensure unlimited replayability—it’s a different game each and every time you play.

Games like this can certainly be hard to get 'right'; it'll either be moreish and addictive or repetitive and short-lived, we'd suggest. We hope for the former, and both Nicalis and FreakZone Games have the pedigree to give us optimism.

Are you planning some spooky gaming sessions with this one?