A remastered Nintendo Switch port of Knights in the Nightmare is coming in early April, and Sting has uploaded a trailer showing new players what’s what [Thanks, Famitsu].
The new Knights in the Nightmare trailer delivers the first gameplay footage from the remastered title, showing how it’ll look away from its original release format.
Check it out below.
The trailer clearly identifies Knights in the Nightmare as the fourth episode in Sting’s “Dept. Heaven” series. Dept. Heaven is a multi-episode meta-saga that contains multiple games developed by Sting’s Product Team A. Entries include Riviera: The Promised Land, Yggdra Union: We’ll Never Fight Alone, and Gungnir, as well as spin-offs like Blaze Union. Sting did not confirm if other Dept. Heaven titles will receive a Switch remaster like Knights in the Nightmare will.
The trailer also shows off the game’s mechanics, with the hybridized tactical strategy and bullet shooter play visible. The game appears to take after the PSP edition rather than the original Nintendo DS release. This makes sense, given that the Nintendo Switch has more in common with the PSP in terms of having a single screen with a similar aspect ratio. Also visible are story cutscenes, gameplay of a player controlling their wisp command unit, and a number of flashy special attacks that draw large effects onscreen.
Pre-orders are open for Knights in the Nightmare on Switch in Japan. The game releases there on April 7, 2022. Mobile ports are also in development, though they do not have a release window specified. Overseas localizations have also not yet been announced.