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Gaming: Deadhaus Sonata gets trippy announcement trailer; Risk meets zombies board game; Resident Evil to Switch

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Oct 26, 2018, 1:54 PM EDT

Do a barrel roll, get it out of your system, and then settle in for another round of gaming news. Unlike previous iterations, we've got a board gaming development today. "What's a board game?" you may be asking yourself. 

Well, they're colored pieces of cardboard that humans used to entertain themselves with before Words With Friends was invented. Crazy, right?!

Halloween's almost here, so it's the perfect time for game developers to start releasing and/or announcing their creepiest titles. One such example is Deadhaus Sonata from Apocalypse Studios. Created by Denis Dyack (the dude behind Kain, Eternal Darkness, and Too Human), the game will be "a free-to-play action-RPG for PC," according to IGN and "will blend the best of what [Dyack's] done before."

Check out the super creepy/trippy announcement trailer from IGN below:

In the game players will take up the persona of "an unstoppable force of the dead," Dyack said. "There are Lovecraftian overtones from Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, the gothic role-playing elements of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, where you are undead, and finally, some the action RPG elements of Too Human."

Deadhaus Sonata is still in the early stages of planning and won't announce a release date for quite some time. However, it will be built with Amazon's Lumberyard game engine. 

Who doesn't like fighting against zombies during WWII? Hell, with Call of Duty's "Nazi Zombies" mode and Paramount's upcoming Overlord movie, it's basically a sub-genre all its own, which is pretty awesome if you stop and think about it.

And it's not even limited to video games and films — Avalon Hill's brand-new board game, Axis & Allies & Zombies, goes on sale today. This is just the latest edition of a game that's been around since the early 1980s. Only now is the franchise fully embracing the emerging market for supernatural occurrences during World War II. 

Credit: Avalon Hill

A mix of Risk and "Nazi zombies," the new board game is set in 1941 and allows players to assume the identities of the five major powers during the war. Not only will you be fighting against your enemies, you'll also have to repel hordes of flesh-eating zombies, prompting you to ask that age-old question: “Do I invest in tanks or chainsaw tanks?” Other weapons include things like "Zombie Mind Control." If we didn't already have you at "chainsaw tank," then there's nothing we can do for you. 

Next year, three Reisdent Evil games will be available for the Nintendo Switch, Capcom confirmed on Twitter today. 

These are Resident Evil 0Resident Evil Remake, and Resident Evil 4, the latest games of Nintendo's competitors to jump on the extremely lucrative Switch train.

So far, Ubisoft (Assassin's Creed) and Square Enix (Final Fantasy) have released versions of their games for the Switch. Furthermore, Capcom already has a partnership with Nintendo, having allowed properties like Mega Man and Monster Hunter to make their way onto the Switch.