Lust for Darkness is coming back as Lust for Darkness: Dawn Edition to the Switch after a brief stint of unavailability.
Lust for Darkness is coming back to the Switch with a brand-new name. Renamed Lust for Darkness: Dawn Edition, it will be releasing later this week after going away from the eShop for a while. The game, which is on sale at an 80 percent discount right now on Steam until the Switch release, ran into ESRB issues after launching on the family-friendly console.
We all know an ESRB rating is required to go through any game released on consoles or most retailers, such as Walmart, Target, GameStop, etc. But, Lust for Darkness‘ original version caused them to have a hard time even giving it an M for mature rating.
The game itself ran into lukewarm reviews, many felt they went overboard in the erotic content. The game can be purchased in the European eShop, but due to the ESRB snafu, it was pulled and in escrow on the North American eShop.
Is It The Game Different?
Lust for Darkness: Dawn Edition did have to modify things to fit into the confines of the ESRB’s M rating. But, according to them, it hasn’t lost its DNA, AKA the adult content. It will feature the following, according to the eShop description.
– Erotic and occult themes
– World design inspired with works of Lovecraft, Giger & Zdzisław Beksiński
– Exploring a Victorian mansion and the world of Lusst’ghaa
– Using portals to traverse between two alternative realities
– Searching for hidden items to unlock side stories find out more about the game’s backstory
– Escaping the creatures of Lusst’ghaa
– Original soundtrack by a known composer (Draco Nared)
It really does seem like the Switch is starkly different than its previous consoles. For the longest time, they have always been concerned about keeping their family-friendly image, even with Bayonetta, they still mostly kept that image. Once the Switch came out, it seems they shed that and just like that, we’re here with a game that – if left untouched – would be for adults only. Nintendo has really grown up.
You can pick yourself up a copy on March 20, 2020.