Atmospheric Survival Horror Game Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles
Now Available on Nintendo Switch
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Nov. 5, 2020 – Following the recent release of Outbreak: Epidemic on the Nintendo Switch, Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles – the third game in the Outbreak series – is now available on the Nintendo Game Store for only $11.04.
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles pays homage to the classic Resident Evil trilogy while adding a smidge of Silent Hill to the mix. The result is a unique single-player experience featuring bone-crushing difficulty, limited saves via consumable floppy disks, and panic-inducing encounters not for the faint of heart. Featuring fixed camera angles (a staple of the survivor horror genre since Alone in the Dark), Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles is the most atmospheric entry in the Outbreak series – taking players from a well-lit, stately manor to a nightmarish environment far below ground.
“I’m really proud of how Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles turned out,” says Evan Wolbach, founder of Dead Drop Studios. “The backgrounds, camera placement, and lighting alone add a very tangible feeling of dread to the game. In keeping with tradition, Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles also features a variety of game modes and an engrossing single-player campaign. For a solo developer like me, hitting all these targets was incredibly challenging – but I always had the end result in sight: a return to the glory days of the survivor horror genre.”
Nintendo Switch Features
The Switch version of Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles carries over improvements and bug fixes made to the original Steam release, including:
- 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.
Key Features (Switch)
- Fixed camera angles harken back to the early days of survival horror games.
- Dedicated Story Mode follows the player character, 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.
Pricing & Availability
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles is now available on the Nintendo Switch for $11.04 (15% off). On November 12, the game will return to its original MSRP of $12.99.
Nintendo Game Store:
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.
Screenshots & Logos
- Outbreak series – https://twitter.com/outbreak_zone
- Dead Drop Studios – https://twitter.com/deaddropstudios
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/Outbreakzone/videos
Discord – https://discord.gg/Vme5S2q
About Dead Drop Studios
Founded by Connecticut-based engineer and game developer Evan Wolbach, Dead Drop Studios creates survival horror games inspired by hardcore, unforgiving gameplay mechanics. The studio has released five titles in the Outbreak series on desktop and console platforms. The Outbreak series returns to the roots of survival horror while adding unique twists such as co-op multiplayer. Dead Drop Studios is working to revitalize the survival horror genre and gather additional support for future titles. To learn more about Dead Drop Studios and Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles, please visit http://www.deaddropstudios.com.