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Lust for Darkness returning on the Switch eShop with “Dawn Edition”, controversial content reworked

Posted on March 16, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

The psychological horror game Lust for Darkness appeared on the Switch eShop last July. It didn’t stay there for too long, as controversial elements resulted in a post-release Adults Only rating from the ESRB. In the end, the game was pulled.

Many months later, Lust for Darkness is returning on Switch as “Dawn Edition”. SimFabric has gone back to the drawing board by “tweaking a controversial content and reworking the most contentious assets”.

Here’s the full announcement:

Lust for Darkness appeared on Nintendo Switch last year and shortly after that vanished from American eShop due to ESRB concerns. The game occurred to be too strong, even for a mature American audience, getting a postrelease Adults Only rating, and consequently, being removed from local eShop. After tweaking a controversial content and reworking the most contentious assets, SimFabric is happy to announce Lust for Darkness: Dawn Edition. A special version of the game adapted to the American rating policy. Lust for Darkness is still naughty and full of erotic tension – the game hasn’t lost its DNA. It has been just reworked here and there, according to ESRB recommendations and will return to distribution in the United States, Canada, and Mexico next week.

OK, but what about European and Australian audiences? Lust for Darkness is available there with PEGI 18 rating since its debut in 2019. Dawn Edition will thus be a second available version, for those who don’t feel comfortable with explicit and overt use of sexual imagery on Switch, but at the same time would love to dive into the world inspired with Lovecraft’s works and paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński. European and Australian newcomers will have a choice. American players will have an… opportunity to find out what is hidden in the mysterious Lusst’ghaa dimension.

If you’re a content creator and would like to find out it as well, or just compare Dawn Edition to vanilla Lust for Darkness version, drop us an e-mail. We have review keys for American, Australian and European media outlets and influencers. It’s also a perfect time to start a journey with this franchise, just to get prepared for Lust from Beyond, a full-fledged, standalone sequel, which is currently in the works. But don’t jump into conclusions – Lust for Darkness: Dawn Edition will be available on March 20th for $15/EUR 12,99. You can currently preorder the game with a 10% discount on eShop.


World design inspired with works of Lovecraft, Giger & Zdzisław Beksiński, mixed with the strong erotic vi

Exploring a Victorian mansion and the mysterious and dangerous world of Lusst’ghaa, with deadly creatures

Using portals to traverse between two alternative realities

Searching for hidden items to unlock side stories find out more about the game’s backstory

Original soundtrack by a known composer (Draco Nared)

Dawn Edition comes with everything previously released on Switch – including updates, additional minor bug and language fixes

Lust for Darkness: Dawn Edition releases on March 20 for $14.99.

Source: SimFabric PR

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