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It’s been over 25 years since Night Trap released on the Sega CD, in part prompting a congressional hearing rooted in discussing violence in video games. It was there that Senior Vice President of Nintendo at the time Howard Lincoln stated that Night Trap would never be released on a Nintendo system, citing the company’s standards and guidelines as well as the game’s content.


So here we are in spite of that, with the reveal of Night Trap’s recent 25th Anniversary Edition coming to Switch. The unique game uses live action footage to tell a story while you survey the action and attempt to direct members of a task force to save them from their attackers. Things would unfold differently based on what choices were made, allowing for a lot of replayability.

It was a novel idea at the time and still isn’t the most common kind of game, but it’s great to see that it has a place in the Switch’s library.

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.