Death’s Door, an acclaimed Zelda-like adventure, hits Switch next month

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Today at the mostly boring PlayStation State of Play, publisher Devolver Digital and developer Acid Nerve showed up to announce that Death’s Door is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 with a release date of November 23, 2021 — and then they immediately announced separately that it’s coming to Nintendo Switch that same day. Death’s Door first launched on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC this past July, where it received a terrific critical reception as a top-down adventure with gameplay akin to that of The Legend of Zelda. The game was truly an unexpected darling of the summer months, and it should find an excellent new home on Switch.

The premise of Death’s Door is that you are a Crow, and you reap the souls of the dead as your day job. However, when a thief steals the soul you’ve been assigned, you must travel to “a realm untouched by death – where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power.”

For more about Acid Nerve and its aspirations with Death’s Door, you can read an interview the developers did with sister site The Escapist prior to the game’s release. Or check out The Escapist’s glowing Review in 3 Minutes for the game. Then you will be more than ready for the November release date of Death’s Door on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!