Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles

Just a week too late for Halloween, zombie survival horror game Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles is shambling over to Nintendo Switch on November 5, 2020.

If you purchase the game in its first week, you’ll get it for the discounted price of $11.04 (which is 15% off). On November 12, the discount will end, with the game settling into its $12.99 MSRP.

Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles initially released across multiple chapters on Steam in 2018, but the Nintendo Switch version compiles all of this and adds some new features. Here are the Switch features, according to a recent press release:

  • Massive rebalancing – making “Normal” difficulty slightly more manageable with buffed supplies, improved damage, and more; “Hard” and beyond are untouched and remain incredibly difficult.
  • Superior enemy attack detection – giving the player more opportunities to dodge.
  • Significant performance and memory improvements.
  • Dramatic reduction in load times.
  • Numerous fixes including geometry tweaking, enemy placement, and more.
  • Fixed camera angles harken back to the early days of survival horror games.
  • Dedicated Story Mode follows Lydia as she becomes separated from her group.
  • Limited inventory space, beautiful environments, and horrifying monsters!
  • Fight through countless rooms in an action-packed Battle Mode – inspired by Resident Evil: Code Veronica.
  • Search rooms, read logs, find keys, and solve puzzles to survive.
  • Engage threats directly or run away to safety.
  • Save games using (in-game) floppy disks!
  • Choose from several firearms and melee weapons.
  • Multiple difficulty settings – Easy, Normal, Biohazard, and a “one-hit-kill” Nightmare setting for the truly insane.
  • No Internet connection required.
  • Supports Switch Pro Controller, Joy-Cons in tabletop mode, and HD Rumble.

This is the third game in the Outbreak series. We recently tried out the second game, Outbreak: The New Nightmare, and you can read our thoughts about the game here.

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