On a day where the announcements and Nintendo news keeps coming, developer Red Barrels has only gone and dropped a terrifying bombshell with the reveal that Outlast and Outlast II are coming to Nintendo Switch in Q1 2018.
The news came from Red Barrels official Facebook page, with the first Outlast shown running in handheld mode in a revealing photo. Yes, the actual Outlast franchise is going portable for the very first time, so you'll able to tentatively explore Mount Massive Asylum and the Supai region of Arizona in docked mode or away from you TV. Jump scares on the toilet, anyone?
Red Barrels has also confirmed Outlast III is on the cards, but it'll first be focusing its attention on a brand new project, which it describes as a, "distinct experience set in the Outlast universe." The post adds: "We can’t say more right now, we first need to make sure we can make it work."
With Resident Evil already making a bloody splash on Switch with the Revelations Collection, could this be the start of a horror takeover? Sound off in the comments below... if you dare.
Sweet. Outlast is fantastic. Glad I haven't played the 2nd because now I will, on Switch.
Second was pretty horrid.
Dude, that’s pretty awesome! Loved the first Outlast and haven’t had a chance to try the second one.
That's awesome news. Both very good games.
More Indie third party support, it's nice to see more filler that will eliminate any possible droughts. I also just noticed we have a new staff member here, so I have to say welcome @Dom to the community!
I remember my brother had me play, I ran away after the car arrives at the asylum. Too spooky for me!
@Nintendoforlife Its not a AAA game, its an indie title... sorry.
Jumped out of my skin playing PC version of Outlast 1 in the dark with headphones on , 10/10 will buy again.
Commented on this in the forum earlier. This is great news, well happy about this. My mate loved the original,and was always going on about it. He was big into horror games and movies and Outlast hit the spot for him big time. Unfortunately he passed away in 2016 so never got the chance to play the sequel. I'm sure he would have loved that too. Can't wait to find out what he was on about when they come out next year.
Oh man, the good stuff just keeps on coming. It's almost becoming too much now...
And to think that people are still fearing some kind of dead-stop in third party support... I almost feel sorry for them. By now, it is clear that such an outlook is clearly very unrealistic. If things keep going the way they are now, then 2018's roster will already be completely filled before the first quarter of that year has come and gone.
At the rate this is going, when I'll eventually get my Switch, there's going to be one MASSIVE backlog, dagnabbit!
Oh, man #firstworldproblems
Two more games for me to experience without streaming, and both franchise entries announced at once Syberia-style to boot. Switch/10 and to the wishlist with these.
@fungusar Thanks for the correction, I'm shocked to see a game of this level of quality come from an indie. I guess it goes to show indies are capable of making first person games of extreme quality.
@ThanosReXXX Tell me about it. I'm buying as much as I can and I already have a massive back log. Big retail games like Mario v Rabbids, Splatoon 2 and ARMS haven't had anywhere near the attention from me that they deserve. I haven't even seen the title screen of some of the indie games I've bought. Due to this increasingly insurmountable back log, I have decided to skip Xenoblade 2. While I loved the original I didn't particularly like X, just couldn't get into it. The decision to skip it though is more influenced by the chance to reduce my backlog than a lack of desire to play it. With Skyrim and LA Noire next on my list of games to buy, it's not getting any easier.
That's a lot of announcements in a few days... Keep em coming!
@Nintendoforlife The main guys at Red Barrels have worked for EA and Ubisoft so they're a pretty experienced indie. I think the original was fairly successful and the sequel was published by Warner Brothers Interactive so I'd imagine they're not short of funding either.
@OorWullie Well, regardless of the backlog, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is firmly stamped onto my list, I'm not going to miss out on a brilliant game that picks up where the original left of, or is at the very least taking place in the same universe. I do have a Wii U, but I never played X, so my opinion isn't influenced by that one yet.
I do see what all these companies are going for here: game awards and other stuff coming up, gives their announcements maximum exposure, so they're doing a good job (more than likely together with Nintendo, or at least with their approval) of marketing the heck out of it.
Many good times ahead, it seems, so besides the backlog "problem", you definitely won't hear me whining and complaining as much as some of the others seem to like doing so often...
There’s only one way to describe my excitement for this right now:
"Jump scares on the toilet, anyone?"
Those suffering from constipation should rejoice!
Fantastic, rather play these than resident evil rev 1&2 again. True horror unlike resi
@ThanosReXXX But some dude here earlier said the Switch is only good for cartoony looking games, what's up with that?
@gortsi Must be a Mario Odyssey fan...
The first is a great game and more than scary, never got round to the second so I'll pick them both up, hide under the bed sheets and scare myself silly 😆
@fungusar "Indie" has nothing to do with the size or scale of a game, it refers to whether or not the game is independently published. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, for example, is an indie game, because CDPR developed and published the game independently of a major publisher.
@TeslaChippie my witcher 3 copy has a big fat bandai namco logo on it
I might try them if they are good...but I am such a wuss with horror games lol.
@manu0 The game was distributed by BN in Europe and Australia (and by WB in North America), but having a distributor doesn't stop a game from being indie. Otherwise, no game that has ever been released physically could be called an "indie," because they all use third party distributors.
Sold! As physical (hopefully) or download.
This is such a cool, exciting announcement. I am so pleased with the Switch's, and Nintendo's, progress. I wish Iwata were here to see it.
Mmmmh... heard about these games but never really looked into them before, so now might be a good time. Q1 201 doesn't have much that interests me either, so I might pick them up, if the price is right and we get a physical copy in Europe this time.
@TeslaChippie why do you tell me that? i know, just said it is not an AAA game.
Cool stuff, always wanted to play these. With Silent Hill pretty much dead, I still have an itch for horror games.
I am super, super excited about this!
@ThanosReXXX Its funny, all the talk about our backlogs exploding. This would've been a problem we would have killed for in the Wii U days. Its a wealth of options for us!
fantastic news, i loved the first one
@Nintendoforlife ehm I play indie games since years and this is nothing new quality wise, there are plenty hidden indie gems of this or even better quality, it's that people don't talk about them because they are indie and not AAA
Sweet, I enjoyed the first one, but haven’t bought the second, so I’ll probably get it for Switch.
@fungusar What does AAA even mean anymore? That label certainly does not guarantee a quality experience this generation. Indies are surpassing the broken 'AAA' industry. I think it's OK to simply say "third party" at this point. And Switch has loads of 3rd parties on board, with announcements made sometimes within a FEW DAYS of release! It's like E3 year round, and it keeps getting better!
Now you can jump out of your skin on the go
I am no fan of the "horror" genre. It usually seems more like a "gore" genre to me. But I know a lot of people like it, so good for them.
@OorWullie Yeah I decided to skip Xenoblade 2 as well. The character designs in particular kind of turned me off. And this is coming from someone who usually enjoys anime-like games. I just don't have time for things that don't immediately grab me, and that sucks.
YES! YES! I wanted this so bad! I'm crying tears of joy right now.
Did not expect this at all. Wasn't a huge fan of the first entry, and the 2nd seems like more of the same, but cool for those who do care.
That's pretty neat. I bought Outlast for PS4 and got it for PC for free from the Humble store a few months ago. I tried to re-play it, but got bored because I had already beaten it on PS4. Perhaps when I get a Switch, I'll get Outlast 2 for it, since I haven't played that yet.
I'm curious about this, great for Switch for sure and maybe I'll buy it, but the game I actually wish would come true is a Switch port of Resident Evil 7.
I told ya, son. I told ya.
The Switch's success will continue to attract "bigly" 3rd party devs.
@GC-161 lol! That is a 30 dollar indie game . It even runs on Nvidia 660 - this is exactly the stuff for Switch.
@Agramonte Nah, the stuff for Switch is everything - indies, AA, AAA. Its getting hard to ignore it. Its an EVERYTHING magnet BOIIIII
Bayonetta 3, baby.
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!! IM SO HAPPY TO BE A SWITCH OWNER!!!!!
I am more of a resident evil fan, but I am happy that Nintendo is getting games that a lot of people like.
I watched my son play the hell outta this on PS4! Good stuff! Another big game announcement for the Switch!
@flapjack-ashley Indeed, isn't it? It's actually so weird, and come to think of it, it's actually a kind of complaining, something I always dislike when other people do it, so I'll just shut up now and just be very happy and content that the Switch has so many games to choose from...
This is gnarly. Day 1 for sure.
@GC-161 lol! You go and wait for Bayonetta 3 someday. I'll be playing XenoBlade2 and Momster Hunter TOMORROW.
Oh well I tried.
@Agramonte LOL What makes you think I don't own a PC fer gaming?
Master Race, represent!
@TeslaChippie No the Witcher is published by Bandai Namco
@fungusar It actually isn't Bandai-Namco distributes the game in select territories, but it's independently published.
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