Hatred, the controversial adult-only shooter the even Valve pulled, is coming to Nintendo Switch.
In what can only be described as a curious coming together, Destructive Creations has slated Hatred for a Nintendo Switch release. The title doesn’t have a release date but the fact it’s making it to Switch at all is something of a surprise. While Nintendo’s on the go platform has carved out a niche for indie and unusual games, the family-friendly Japanese developer wasn’t the first on our list for a port of the 2015 shooter.
Putting players in the role of a nameless vigilante, the twin-stick top-down title is a straightforward point and shoot affair that pits players against everything else on the screen. If you’ve played Hotline Miami then this won’t seem too far from familiar. When it released on PC, however, the game drew significant controversy due to its narrative theme and problematic timing. Gamers taking to hatred are the villain and there are no redeeming features to the protagonist’s character. While Doom might pit you against monsters in hell, Hatred simply asks players to blow away anything on New York’s sidewalk. According to the developers, Hatred is a push back against the trend of the gaming industry to be polite and correct.
“These days, when a lot of games are heading to be polite, colorful, politically correct and trying to be some kind of higher art, rather than just an entertainment , we wanted to create something against trends. We say ‘yes, it is a game about killing people’ and the only reason of the antagonist doing that sick stuff is his deep-rooted hatred”
While the game is now available on Steam, it’s history and narrative style make it an unusual choice among a game storefront that includes Mario and Kirby. Still, if you want mindless violence then keep an eye out on the Nintendo eShop for it when it arrives.