When Nintendo unveiled the Switch back in January, I couldn’t help but wonder how great the platform would be for horror titles. Fortunately, I won’t have to imagine what that would be like for much longer as a first-person horror title by the name of Hollow is making its way to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Here are the details courtesy of Hollow’s developer, Forever Entertainment:
“In Hollow, you are one of the pilots that transports precious resource cargo from the mining ship Shakhter-One down to Earth. One day you wake up in an emergency capsule drifting near the facility. You don’t remember who you are, or how you got out there… All you can remember is an autopilot docking code for capsule dock NR 6.
When you dock with Shakhter-One, it is clear that something has gone horribly wrong. The crew is missing and the entire facility is dealing with catastrophic power issues. As you start to uncover the ship’s terrifying secrets, Shakhter-One threatens to take your identity, your sanity, and – ultimately – your life.”
Sign. Me. Up. While the title is also coming out on Steam, I’ll undoubtedly picking this up for the Switch, and likely will be playing in handheld mode. There is something about playing a horror game on a handheld platform that I find completely terrifying. Maybe it’s the fact that you are playing on a tiny screen and have to have the screen closer to your face than usual. Maybe it’s because you have to play with your headphones on. Or maybe its the fact that all you have to fight off the darkness while you are lying in bed, is the small bit of light that is escaping the screen of your portable device.
Whatever the reason may be, Hollows looks to bring a lot of scares to Nintendo Switch owners in late 2017. Be sure to check out the trailer to get a glimpse of what terror awaits.