Knight Terrors is now available via the Nintendo Switch eShop. A bloodcurdling scream will erupt from your clenched throat as you come face-to-face with flaming skulls, rotting zombies and other ghoulish enemies in this hair-raising new slash-’em-up, just in time for Halloween.
In Knight Terrors, you play as the Knight, an uncanny, empty suit of enchanted armor. Rampage through the moonlit night, leap and soar with eldritch wings to avoid spikes and other deadly obstacles. Legions of unspeakable creatures shamble, flutter and zoom across the screen toward you, and your only hope for a high score is to smite them all with a massive sword as they draw endlessly near.
“If you’re a fan of vintage monster movies, EC horror comics or blood-drenched classic arcade games, you’ll ‘get’ Knight Terrors right away,” says Nicalis president Tyrone Rodriguez. “And who else is offering a Nintendo Switch game that’s endless fun and different every time you play it, for less than the cost of a bag of trick-or-treat candy?”
In Knight Terrors, levels are procedurally generated—the stage layouts, the locations of the obstacles and the ghoulish enemy patterns are all seeded randomly at the outset. Increasingly helpful power-up items and new game modes can be unlocked by achieving specific score plateaus, and the game tracks the five highest scores in each mode. Additional features include an intuitive two-button control scheme, stylish retro graphics, and chiptunes by Rushjet1, special screen effects and other surprises.
Developed by FreakZone Games and Nicalis, Knight Terrors is now available for download from the Nintendo Switch eShop in both North America ($2.99) and Europe (2,99€).