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The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is Bringing its Folk Horror to Nintendo Switch

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow, which hit PC in October, is bring its old country chills to the Nintendo Switch.

You won’t have long to wait, either, since The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow will be hitting the Switch before the month is out. Whether you’re ready for the experience is another thing entirely, because this point-and-click is unsettling in a uniquely English way.

It features an archaeologist who, perhaps unwisely, accepts an invitation to investigate a burial mound in the small village of Bewley. But she’s driven enough that she won’t be put off by local legends, so off she goes. As you might progress, things get progressively stranger from there.

While the UK is more connected than ever, thanks to technology, a lot of places still have that small village feeling. The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow capitalises on that and it absolutely works.

You can check out our review of the original here, where we awarded it an 8 out of 10. In particular, we praised “.. the unsettling sensation that you’re a stranger in a strange land, which intermittently escalates to full-on dread.”

Now, this January 25th, it’s coming to Nintendo Switch, via the Nintendo eShop. It’s priced at $14.99/£13.49, which is a hair more expensive than the PC version. But The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is easily worth it – we just hope you’re prepared for what you’ll dig up.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.