Ratalaika Games and Headware Games have confirmed that their PlayStation-inspired retro psychological horror game Chasing Static will release on Nintendo Switch.
Rendered in a graphical style reminiscent of horror games on the original PlayStation, you play as Chris Selwood who seeks shelter from a crushing storm in a roadside café while travelling through rural Northern Wales.
After witnessing unspeakable terror as he sees the waitress violently pinned to the ceiling by an indescribable monstrosity, he passes out to later awaken in the long-deserted ruins of the café to find the world now shrouded in darkness.
To escape this nightmare, he must uncover the truth about a decades-long government conspiracy using strange technology to listen to the static-laden conversations of long-lost souls.
“The PlayStation era had so many great horror games that made an impact on me and gave me nightmares for years,” explains Headware Games founder Nathan Hamley. “Chasing Static is my attempt to pay homage to those classics and that visual style while scarring a whole new generation with ideas I’ve had percolating for a while.”
Chasing Static will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Q3 2021.