I love it
Screaming Villains is following its nostalgic Night Trap re-release with another over-the-top FMV adventure game from the Sega CD days. Double Switch: 25th Anniversary Edition is coming to PC and PlayStation 4 on December 11, and it is a sight to behold in 2018. That’s R. Lee Ermey up there!
For our younger readers, all you need to know is that live-action games centered around traps were a Thing in the ’90s. I didn’t really get the appeal back then, but there’s a weird charm to this stuff now.
The basic premise: you control cameras and traps in a fancy apartment complex. Intruders and a masked killer are afoot. You have to deal with the baddies before they come after the tenants or mess with the building’s power or phone lines. It’s simple in theory, but staying on top of everything can be a challenge, especially if you haven’t gotten a lay of the land through (sadly necessary) trial and error.
For this 25th Anniversary Edition release, Double Switch is also getting a physical edition courtesy of Limited Run Games. I don’t have any real affinity for this game, but the cover art is just delectable.
If you have a soft spot for Double Switch, physical pre-orders will open on November 2.
The well isn’t dry yet, so I doubt this is the last we’ve seen of ’90s FMV re-releases. Bring ’em on.