The House of the Dead: Remake, published earlier this month by publisher Forever Entertainment and developer MegaPixel Studio, was a startling blast from the past that brought the classic arcade light gun shooter back to life, although with a few twists and turns. Despite the fact that it was initially released solely for the Nintendo Switch, recent PlayStation Network and Xbox Store leaks indicated that it would soon be available on other platforms as well. That has now been confirmed on a formal basis.
Though no official announcement has been made, publisher Forever Entertainment has informed its shareholders that The House of the Dead: Remake will be released on April 28 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (via Steam and GOG), and Stadia. The game will cost $24.99 / €24.99 and will be available for purchase on the PlayStation Store and Google Play.
House of the Dead: Remake employs the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con and motion controllers to recreate the light gun action of the original arcade game, so it will be fascinating to see how it performs on other platforms once it has been released. Of course, the remake includes a mode that enables gameplay to be controlled by standard gamepad inputs, which should be compatible with both PC and consoles.
After giving it a 5/10 in our review, we stated that “The House of the Dead: Remake is likely to appeal to long-time fans of the original film for obvious reasons, but several key faults hold the regrettably threadbare experience back in a variety of ways.”