Outlast Brings Terror to the Nintendo Switch

The Bundle of Terror makes a surprise appearance on the eShop.

By Chris Morse

The Nintendo Switch just got a little bit more scary today with the surprise release of Outlast: Bundle of Terror! The survival horror game just appeared on the Nintendo Switch's European eShop with the U.S. release happening soon as well. Outlast: Bundle of Terror is basically the complete edition of the title and includes the Whistleblower DLC along with the main game. If you have not played this series yet, here's what you can expect:

In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the research and charity branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy…until now.

Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.

Continue to explore the dark world of the Murkoff Corporation with the included Outlast: Whistleblower DLC.

You play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world – including Miles – at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols, Waylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fuelled Waylon's anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive's rotten core.

Although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story.

Outlast: Bundle of Terror is a true survival horror experience which aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind.

  • True survival horror experience: You are no fighter – if you want to survive the horrors of the asylum, your only chance is to run...or hide
  • Immersive graphics: AAA-quality graphics give players a detailed, terrifying world to explore
  • Hide and sneak: stealth-based gameplay, with parkour-inspired platforming elements
  • Unpredictable enemies: players cannot know when – and from where – one of the asylum’s terrifying inhabitants will finally catch up to them
  • Real horror: Outlast’s setting and characters are inspired by real asylums and cases of criminal insanity

Publisher Red Barrels had previously announced that they would be bringing this game as well as its 2017 follow-up Outlast 2 to the Nintendo console sometime in the first quarter of this year. It looks like we are right on schedule. Could the sequel be arriving soon as well? What is your favorite horror title on the Switch so far? Let us know in the comments below.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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