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The Darkside Detective

We originally heard about a second season for The Darkside Detective after it was funded on Kickstarter in late 2018. At the time, we thought we’d be seeing it on Switch towards the start of 2020. That didn’t happen in the end, but we do have an update on the project.

Akupara Games has announced that it has partnered with developer Spooky Doorway on The Darkside Detective: Season 2. The release window also shifted to 2021.

Here’s some information about The Darkside Detective as well as a trailer:

Super Rare Games has announced a new lineup of physical releases on Switch. RIVE, Toki Tori, The Darkside Detective, Earthlock, and Wulverblade will all be offered on cartridges in the future. The Toki Tori physical release bundles both titles together.

Super Rare Games has not yet confirmed release windows at this time. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.


Earlier this year, The Darkside Detective: Season 2 made it to Switch. Spooky Doorway recently took to Kickstarter in hopes of funding a second season, and the goal was just recently met. It’s targeted for release in Q1 2020.

Continuing on the success of its predecessor, The Darkside Detective: Season 2 will again be a micro-adventure game with investigations. Find an overview below, along with a trailer.

The final case for The Darkside Detective’s first season is out now on Switch. Players can download the new content for free. Alongside the extra DLC, the game’s icon has been updated.

Here’s a brief overview and trailer for Baits Motel:

Several minutes of footage has emerged for The Darkside Detective on Switch. Have a look at the gameplay in the video below.

The Darkside Detective is coming soon to Switch. A release is planned for February 7, Spooky Doorway has announced.

The Darkside Detective is a classic point-and-click adventure game with six bit-sized cases. It features “retro pixel art with a modern twist”, a soundtrack by Ben Prunty (FTL, Into the Breach), and more.

Here’s the general premise and a trailer:

Detective Francis McQueen is the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will.

Source: Spooky Doorway PR