Layers of Fear 2 Will Not Release on Nintendo Switch at Launch

It seems like the second Layers of Fear will be making its way onto Switch at a later date after the release of the other versions.

April 9, 2019

Blooper Team’s Layers of Fear 2 explores an entirely new character and location, meaning players won’t have to experience the first game to get full enjoyment out of the second. We had the chance to interview Ronnie Hobbs, creative director at Gun Media, who are publishing the game.  When asked about a potential Switch port of the game, Hobbs said:

“Our official statement is no Switch at launch.”

While this isn’t necessarily a confirmation of a Switch version just yet, with the first title in the series making it onto the platform it’d certainly make sense to see the second game on Nintendo’s handheld-console hybrid eventually. It’s also never a bad thing to have more people get their hands on the game.

If you’re unfamiliar with the story in Layers of Fear 2, you play as an actor named Jimmy. After being hired for the job of a lifetime, Jimmy finds himself on a cruise ship that’ll act as the new setting. The director who hired Jimmy is voiced by Tony Todd (Candyman). 

I got the chance to go hands-on with the game at PAX East and thought it was definitely an eery experience. It certainly echoes the first game as it explores ways to really mess with the player, like flipping rooms and making things appear when you’re not looking.

Layers of Fear 2 currently has no set release date but it is still slated for this year according to Hobbs. The game will be launching on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. You can check out our full interview with Hobbs down below for more details and gameplay.

Jordan Boyd

Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.

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