Hack & Slash Your Way Through An 8-Bit Adventure With Odallus: The Dark Call

Now this one looks pretty awesome! Odallus: The Dark Call harkens back to the 8-bit days of adventure games, except it does things the NES only wished it was capable of. The Switch is getting the game on February 8, 2019 and if you pre-order it you get a 20% launch discount.




Indie publisher Digerati is pleased to announce that the acclaimed action-platformer Odallus: The Dark Call, developed by indie studio JoyMasher, will be launching soon on consoles. The game will be available to download for Nintendo Switch from 8 February. The PS4 and Xbox One versions are currently scheduled to release in spring 2019.

The Nintendo Switch version will be available with a 20% launch discount for a limited time. In addition, anyone who purchases Odallus: The Dark Call for Nintendo Switch will be entitled to a 10% discount on Oniken: Unstoppable Edition, which is also developed by JoyMasher and is releasing simultaneously on Nintendo Switch with Odallus: The Dark Call.

Since its release, the PC version of Odallus: The Dark Call has been met with critical acclaim for its relentless challenge and faithful homage to classic gameplay.

Destructoid: “If you’ve been looking to relive the pixel glory days of Castlevania, look no further than Odallus: The Dark Call

RockPaperShotgun: “Grotesque, gorgeous and grim, Odallus is one of the best games from an alternate eighties that I wish I’d been a part of”

IndieGames.com: “It’s everything I’ve been wanting in a dark action game for years, and now that it’s out, all I want to do is spending time in the deep tunnels and decaying lands of Odallus

WorthPlaying: “With a presentation that can fool anyone into thinking this is a long-lost classic, Odallus does everything well. Fans who adore adventures games of that console era should definitely grab Odallus

Thanks to a partnership with Eastasiasoft Limited, Odallus: The Dark Call will also launch digitally this summer (exact date is TBA) for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan and other Asian territories. It will also be available in the following physical versions from Play-Asia.com:

  • Odallus: The Dark Call (PS4)
  • Oniken + Odallus Collection (PS4/Switch)
  • Oniken + Odallus Collection: Limited Edition (Switch)

Release dates are still to be set, but all physical versions will be available to pre-order from Play-Asia starting 24 January, 2019.

About the game
The old gods have forgotten this land…

Odallus: The Dark Call is an exploration/action game and loving homage to the 8-bit genre classics. You play as Haggis – a battle-weary warrior who must wield his sword once more to rescue his son from Darkness.

Key Features

  • Eight levels open to exploration
  • Huge bosses
  • Sharp controls
  • Rad 8-bit graphics
  • Thrilling atmosphere
  • 8+ hours of gameplay
  • 50+ enemy types
  • Veteran Mode


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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