Update: Today's the day: Heaven Dust 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch. You'll find it on the eShop for $14.99 / 14,99€ and there's a brand new launch trailer (up above) to add to the hype.
Original Article (Thu 9th Dec, 2021 15:00 GMT): If you're hoping to celebrate the new year with some zombie-infested survival horror – because how else would you round out the festive season? – then you might want to keep an eye out for Heaven Dust 2.
A sequel to the original Heaven Dust, also playable on Switch, this new game is headed to the Nintendo eShop and Steam on 6th January 2022. It's described as "a love letter to classic survival horror games", and just like its predecessor, comes packed with all the gameplay mechanics you'd expect from genre greats like Resident Evil.
There's exploration, action, puzzles to figure out, and resource management to, well... Manage. And of course, you'll find yourself trapped in a research base full of zombies, because where else would you be?
It sports a dark yet cute top-down perspective that's best seen in action (check out the trailer up above), but here are a few screenshots to give you another look:
Where have we seen herbs like that before?
Liking what you see? Remember, the original game is available to buy on the eShop right now (it's actually on offer at the time of writing, down to just £2.94), with this bigger, enhanced sequel releasing early next month.
wow this game looks awesome, nr1 comment again
The first game was quite short right?
Looks like my kinda game! It's almost like Luigi's Mansion meets Resident Evil with the cartoonish visuals.
Has anyone played the first one?
Looks very good and considering it's only eShop right now. I will do a hard pass on it until it comes in Physical flavor.
I don't think I could get scared playing this game looking at the artstyle.
Let me just check out the review for the first one to get an idea of how that one was...oh wait...it wasn't worth a review from you guys it seems...
@SwitchForce if it’s cheap enough it may be worth the double dip.
@Meteoroid It's definitely my least favourite of the old school style REs, I'd even rank RE:0 higher. It definitely has some good moments, and some of the cornball voice acting is absolutely hilarious, but it's generally a slog to play through.
I've always been intrigued by the first one but I've had mixed( or really bad things) about it. They seem right up my alley though.
@Meteoroid Yeah RE:0 can become tedious, but at least it looks great, it was the last RE to have those gorgeous pre-rendered visuals. The early 3d of CV has not aged so well. I don't think it's worth it to pick up an original GC version, but if you have access to an xbox360 or PS4, you can download CV for relatively cheap.
Reminds me more of Shadowrun and Diablo but lacking RPG elements. I may pick it up at some point.
@Meteoroid At the time I first played Revelations 2 which was before 7, I thought it was the best Resident Evil since 3. It's the one that really has that old school RE feel.
An isometric chibi resident evil game. Intriguing. Dammit, backlog first, sale later.
When is the review coming?
Was hoping for a 2022 Physical release looks like going to have to wait.
Review when, my guys?
This actually looks pretty sick.
Please review it when it's out
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