Back in the more innocent times of late 2019, we wrote about Underworld Dreams, the Lovecraftian psychological horror game coming to Switch. Developer Drop of Pixel originally planned to release the game in 2020, but instead the project received extended development and acquired publisher Skystone Games in early 2021.
It’s still a console-exclusive for Switch, and will now also be coming to PC when it launches “later this spring.” As you can see in the extended trailer above (last year’s), it retains its old-school and POV look. Below is the official description, which still highlights that it was made for the Switch; in other words, it must work well in the system:
Built from the ground up for Nintendo Switch™, Dreams of the underworld draws on the roots of the horror gaming genre. Get ready to delve into the mysteries of the occult and solve puzzles while constantly looking over your shoulder. Ancient forces are at work in this abandoned church, and only you can unlock the secrets of the coming doom. Ammo and health are limited, it is not known what kind of enemies you will face.
– Solve puzzles to discover your brother’s fate, the dark designs of a cursed relic, and fight ancient and forbidden horrors. Your sanity will be tested as you unravel mysteries of evil older than mankind itself.
– Every bullet counts as you must balance resources against haunting doom.
– Old school horror built around a breathtaking and fully detailed environment. The False King is a dark narrative that mixes psychological and cosmic horror.
– Explore a world of psychological horror created by Howard Lovecraft and based on The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers.
We love the way it looks and we’ll be watching for further details – let us know what you think in the comments.