In April last year, the Nintendo Switch received a remake of a classic arcade game from 1997. For me, The House Of Dead is a classic title and the remake brought it to home consoles. At first, it seemed it was a Switch-exclusive title. When looking at the Nintendo eShop listing, these are the features found for the Nintendo Switch release for The House of the Dead: Remake
- Well known arcade classic with modern graphics and controls, including gyro aiming
- True to the original gameplay
- Local 2-player multiplayer
- Multiple endings
- Armory with unlockable weapons
- Hordes of undead monstrosities in a new game mode
- Gallery with encountered enemies and bosses
It didn’t remain exclusive for long, however. Two weeks after The House of the Dead: Remake hit the Nintendo Switch, it went multi-platform. This brought the game to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Google Stadia. Then in September, they announced a native version is coming to Xbox Series X/S. That version launched on 23rd September and offered a free upgrade to those who owned the Xbox One version. As the store listing shows, it’s one of many titles that utilize the Smart Delivery system. This means no matter what system you game on, you download the best version for your console.
And For The House Of The Dead: Remake On PlayStation 5
We have news at last for the PlayStation 5 version with a new trailer below
So it seems not to add anything new other than one new feature we saw mentioned in the Switch release. The description adds “Game graphics and performance adjusted to PlayStation 5” as a feature. Though the Xbox Series X trailer says similar by adding “Game graphics and performance adjusted to Xbox Series S/X”. The PlayStation 5 version will also offer a free upgrade and is currently discounted according to the announcement below.
House of the Dead: Remake will release on PS5 this Friday, January 20th. The game is on sale on PS4 for $12.49 (50% off) until January 19th, so if you buy it now, you can get a free upgrade to the PS5 version once it releases.