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Hardcore survival horror game Outbreak: Epidemic now available on Switch

Just in time for Halloween
by rawmeatcowboy
22 October 2020
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Outbreak: Epidemic is the first of four Outbreak games that'll be making their way to Switch. See what the first title has to offer in the official press release below.

The latest co-op survival horror game from Dead Drop Studios – Outbreak: Epidemic – is launching today on Nintendo Switch.

The most polished, biggest Outbreak game yet, Outbreak: Epidemic is dripping with scares, heavy atmosphere, and the nearly endless replayability players come to expect from the Outbreak series.

Each of the other four titles in the franchise – the original Outbreak, Outbreak: The New Nightmare, Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles and Outbreak: Lost Hope – are expected to hit Nintendo’s console in a few weeks.


“The Nintendo Switch is a great platform to develop for and surprisingly powerful for its size. It should come as no surprise that the full Outbreak: Epidemic experience is here – including all game modes and content. I had a lot of fun working on the Switch port – optimizing the code and making sure Outbreak: Epidemic looks and plays great in both portable and docked modes!”

– Evan Wolbach (Founder, Dead Drop Studios)

Outbreak: Epidemic is powered by the next-generation Outbreak engine and includes the Campaign, Onslaught, and Experiments modes from the Steam version – all sporting classic tough-as-nails gameplay for true survival horror aficionados.

On the Nintendo Switch, players will face the nightmare up close through over-the-shoulder combat and exploration in a fully-optimized port that makes the most out of Nintendo’s portable console – leveraging Joy-Con controllers, the console’s touchscreen, and HD Rumble!
Quality Mode/Frame Rate Mode (Options Menu): Quality mode features higher quality graphics with full dynamic shadows. Frame rate mode turns off full dynamic shadows thus greatly improving frame rate across the board.

Portable Gameplay: The only game in the Outbreak series to be playable on a handheld device. The full content is here, uncut.

Tabletop 2-Player Co-Op: Play through the game with a friend in tabletop mode – or together in docked full-screen mode – using Joy-Con controllers. The Switch Pro Controller is supported as well!


Claustrophobic over-the-shoulder gameplay.
Classic Story, Onslaught, and Experiments modes available in solo play or co-op.
Customizable camera including FOV, height and more!
Local 2-player split-screen co-op.
Several firearms and melee weapon choices.
Multiple difficulty settings: Easy, Normal, Biohazard, and Nightmare!
No Internet connection required.
Search areas, read logs, find keys, and solve puzzles to survive.
Quality and Performance modes may be selected from Options screen.
Supports Switch Pro Controller, Joy-Cons in tabletop mode, and HD Rumble.

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