Having originally released a decade ago, The Witch’s House MV brings the Japanese horror right up to speed, launching on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch.
Rolling out to launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch just in time for the scares of Halloween, The Witch’s House MV from DANGEN Entertainment takes what was first revealed on PC back in 2012 and runs with it, remastering, enhancing and introducing new features as it goes.
Priced at £12.49 from the Xbox Store, The Witch’s House was originally created to ensure that you’d stumble upon a trap at pretty much every turn. It found success though and even with the highly unusual and unpredictable nature, it established itself as one of those go-t0 Japanese horror affairs.
So what do we have with the MV tagged version? Well, The Witch’s House MV remakes what was good about the original, with completely remastered visuals, enhanced atmosphere, and a new difficulty mode that includes new events upon completion of the base game. It still focuses on the same young girl, Viola, as she is drawn towards a mysterious looking mansion house, and it still promises to bring a host of pain, turmoil and death alongside numerous riddles and hellish halls – but it’s that kinda stuff that we love about gaming, no!?
The key features in all include:
- The broadly loved classic of the genre finally makes its way to home consoles.
- A horror atmosphere wherein players solve puzzles based on clues found in the house.
- Reimagined graphics that make for a beautifully terrifying experience.
- Unlockable difficulty modes with new events and dialogue.
- Violence and gore that are not recommended for the squeamish. Player discretion advised.
- Sudden deaths that lurk around every corner and await every misstep.
- Items must be used deliberately as players solve the puzzles for themselves.
- Fixed save points (just keep an eye out for the talking black cat).
- Head phones *strongly* recommended.
“The Witch’s House MV is an RPG Maker MV remake of the original game, which was released back in 2012. We remade all the graphics, including map tiles and character sprites, and worked hard to enhance the atmosphere and 2D beauty in The Witch’s House. It took us five times as many hours to create this version, but we feel like we’ve finally managed to satisfy ourselves,” says Fummy, creator of The Witch’s House MV. “Aside from graphical improvements, we also added two new difficulty settings that were not present in the original 2012 version. The first difficulty setting is a more accessible one that allows players to instantly retry. The other difficulty setting is a more difficult one that is only unlocked by those who manage to reach the game’s true ending. The world of The Witch’s House has been reborn anew, and we sincerely hope you will all enjoy it.”
You’ll find our review fast approaching, but for now you can purchase and download a copy of The Witch’s House MV on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S by visiting the Xbox Store. It’s on PlayStation and Switch too.
The Witch’s House, originally released in 2012, falls within the tradition of Japanese horror RPGs with heavy emphasis on puzzle-solving and jump scares. Among other entries in the genre such as Ib and Ao Oni, The Witch’s House surprised fans with pixel-art that conceals truly frightening horror. The Witch’s House is deliberately designed with traps at *almost* every turn–sudden death is unpredictable and it keeps players on their toes. Anything can happen at any time. With completely remastered visuals, The Witch’s House MV will feel fresh to even the most familiar old-school fans. Fans will also be greeted by a new difficulty mode that includes new events upon completion of the base game.