Grab a slice of pumpkin pie and summon up some spooks with these eerie events and games on Nintendo Switch! From a supernatural Splatoween, to dangerous depths and Lovecraftian-inspired fishing, there’s something for everyone this spooky season. Let the frightening festivities begin!
Splatoon 3 – Wishing you a colourful Splatoween!
Splatoween is coming to Splatoon 3! Pick from Team Zombie, Skeleton or Ghost, and splat it out in this supernatural Splatfest from Saturday 28th October, 11:00am (AEDT time) until Monday 30th October, 11:00am (AEDT time).
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Descend into the Depths
What better place for a seasonal thrill than a strange underground expanse devoid of light and shrouded in mystery? In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you'll find gaping chasms scattered around Hyrule leading into these dangerous Depths. Pack some Brightbloom Seeds and explore at your peril!
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet – Paranormal Pokémon prowl Paldea
Starting 27th October in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, battle the Magical Pokémon Mismagius with Ghost as its Tera-Type in 5-star Tera Raid Battles and get ready for a gathering of Ghost-type Pokémon in a Mass Outbreak event!
Pikmin 4 – A bump in the night
Looking for a spooky challenge? How about a dark night on a strange planet swarming with hostile creatures and a structure to protect? In Pikmin 4’s night expeditions, take on all sorts of ravenous critters prowling in the dark for an exhilarating Halloween experience.
Cult of the Lamb – Become the mighty Lamb god
Enter a woodland world full of dark powers, false prophets and mysterious rituals in Cult of the Lamb! Just in time for the spooky season, Nintendo Switch Online members can enjoy the full game for free with Game Trials until October 31st.
Fortnite – Frightening Fortnitemares await!
This year’s Fortnitemares call for a vampire hunter: you! Thwart the threat of Kado Thorne with the new Wood Stake Shotgun. And don’t stop at vampire hunting – jump into the Horde Rush limited-time experience, complete quests for in-game rewards, and more!
Vampire Survivors – Survive…if you can!
Gather up to three friends and mow down thousands of monsters together in Vampire Survivors. Collect gems, level up weapons and abilities, and help each withstand the relentless swarms of night creatures. Can you survive until dawn?
Pokémon UNITE – A frightfully good time!
Pumpkin-packed action returns to Quick Battle mode in Pokémon UNITE from October 19th until 12th November. But that’s not all! The small but spooky Mimikyu is ready to haunt the Aeos Arena from October 19th onwards.
Red Dead Redemption – The undead are rising!
As well as the epic western adventure, Red Dead Redemption includes Undead Nightmare, the iconic horror story that transforms the world into an apocalyptic fight for survival against a zombie horde – perfect for those seeking some Halloween thrills!
Luigi’s Mansion 3 – A gooey, ghostly adventure
Join the cowardly hero Luigi on an adventure full of haunted hotel hijinks in Luigi's Mansion 3! Traverse its otherworldly floors with a friend in local co-op to dispatch mischievous ghosts and solve paranormal puzzles together. Grab the Poltergust G-00, get a helping hand from Gooigi, and get hunting!
DREDGE – What lurks down below?
A sinister undercurrent flows through the deep, dark waters of DREDGE. Captain your fishing trawler and explore a collection of remote isles and their surrounding depths to see what lies below the surface. Keep an eye on the time though – you might not like what finds you in the dark...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Pumpkins aplenty
Jack, the Czar of Halloween is coming to your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island on October 31st! Prepare for his visit throughout October by planting a pumpkin patch, crafting creepy décor and buying candy from Nook’s Cranny ahead of the big night.
Inscryption – A deck of creepy creature cards
Darker still are the secrets inscribed upon the cards... Immerse yourself in Inscryption, an inky black card-based odyssey that blends deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into one bone-chilling package – the perfect Halloween treat!
PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo – Something strange is afoot
Unravel the hopes, dreams and fears of a group of characters in PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. Uncover their motivations in this supernatural mystery adventure filled with chilling twists and deadly curses set in Tokyo, Japan.
Bonus: Celebrate Halloween with a free wallpaper!
Embrace your spooky side with a free Halloween wallpaper for your desktop or smartphone, featuring Mario and friends in frightfully fun finery!