Here’s a first look at the House of the Dead remake

Coming to Switch later this year.

Cast your mind back to 2019 and you might recall the news that a number of House of the Dead remakes were on the way. Now, publisher Forever Entertainment and developer MegaPixel Studio have shared first footage of their zombie shooter spruce-up running on Switch.

Forever Entertainment – which published MegaPixel Studio’s uneven but enjoyable Panzer Dragoon remake last year – previously confirmed House of the Dead 1 and 2 would both be getting the remake treatment, but today’s reveal focusses solely on the first game.

Sega originally released House of the Dead 1 into arcades in 1996, sending players – as either Agent Thomas Rogan or his partner G – on a first-person, on-rails rampage through a spooky old mansion, using their light gun to obliterate the undead creations of the evil Dr. Curien.

As you’d imagine, House of the Dead: Remake follows the same classic formula, albeit with a considerable visual makeover – as glimpsed in the trailer above – and Forever Entertainment is also promising “a whole new entourage and gameplay changes to suit modern gaming standards”, whatever those might ultimately prove to be.

There’s no word on other platforms for MegaPixel’s House of the Dead: Remake just yet, but it’s scheduled to arrive on Switch “later this year”.