The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem brings co-op adventure to Switch

Outright Games & PHL Collective The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem release date September 24, 2021 Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Xbox One

Publisher Outright Games and developer PHL Collective have announced The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with a release date of Sept. 24, 2021. It is a 3D adventure platformer where you can play as Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez, and Morticia in upward of 4-player co-op, and the goal is for the Addams to “save their mansion from a mysterious visitor who is dead-set on taking over.” Each character has special abilities, including “Gomez’s Mazurka Saber and Wednesday’s pet octopus Socrates,” and there will be puzzles to solve amid the exploration. Various competitive mini-games will be included as well.

According to Outright Games, The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem is the first console game in the Addams Family franchise since 2001. Meanwhile, the Addams themselves were created by cartoonist Charles Addams (hmm, familiar name) in 1938, the same year that Superman was created, so this family has legs. (A new Wednesday series is coming to Netflix too.) Anyway, enjoy the brief teaser for the game:

Outright Games has the clearest formula for video game development of perhaps any publisher in existence, constantly producing 3D family-friendly adventures that often include co-op. Earlier this month, it announced Hotel Transylvania: Scary-Tale Adventures, and in April, it announced The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom. Of course, the question with all of these games is always — will it be any good?

Come its September release date, we’ll find out with The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem on Nintendo Switch.

[Source: PR]

John Friscia
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