Spirit Hunter: NG is the second volume of what Aksys Games has dubbed the Spirit Hunter franchise that includes last year’s fantastic Death Mark. While Spirit Hunter: Death Mark debuted on consoles before seeing a PC release later, things are different for Spirit Hunter: NG in a good way. The adventure game visual novel horror experience (no pun intended) from Experience Inc. and Aksys Games arrives very soon depending on where you live. Here’s everything you need to know.

Spirit Hunter: NG release date

Spirit Hunter: NG releases on October 10 for all platforms in all regions. There is no delayed release for PC this time.

Spirit Hunter: NG platforms

Spirit Hunter: NG will be released on PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam).

Spirit Hunter: NG download size

The Spirit Hunter: NG download size is 1GB on Nintendo Switch, 2GB on PC, and 2.73GB on PS4.

Who developed Spirit Hunter: NG?

Experience Inc. is a Japanese developer most known for dungeon crawlers like Stranger of Sword City and Demon Gaze. Its first attempt at a visual novel horror game was Death Mark (now called Spirit Hunter: Death Mark) ended up being great. Ghostlight Ltd ported it to PC and seemingly Nintendo Switch while Experience Inc. handled the PS4 and PS Vita original release in Japan. Ghostlight has done loads of quality PC ports of Japanese games.

Spirit Hunter: NG physical release

Spirit Hunter: NG is getting a physical release only on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The EU region physical release will arrive soon after the digital release.

Spirit Hunter: NG editions

Spirit Hunter: NG is only getting a standard edition release. Pre-orders on the official Aksys Games store include character cards and a 20 percent off limited discount.

Spirit Hunter: NG PS4 vs Nintendo Switch

Spirit Hunter: NG has no touchscreen support on Nintendo Switch just like Death Mark. This is disappointing considering it is great to play visual novels on the Switch and tap the screen to progress dialogue. Since this is a visual novel adventure game, it doesn’t push hardware at all. Fumia Sumio’s art looks great across the board docked, handheld, and on PS4. I had no trouble in the few hours I played on Switch in both modes.

Do you need to play Death Mark before Spirit Hunter: NG?

Spirit Hunter: NG is a companion story to last year’s Death Mark but it is a completely standalone experience. It can be played and enjoyed on its own but Spirit Hunter: Death Mark is also worth your time if you enjoy horror games.

Spirit Hunter: NG gameplay

Spirit Hunter: NG gameplay is a combination of finding clues with your flashlight, making decisions quickly, and exploring. It isn’t a pure visual novel like Clannad. There are moments where a countdown will result in a game over but you can always retry. One interesting thing is the fact that NG lets you choose the scare level when you begin playing. This doesn’t affect key story moments but it will affect the level of effects during jump scares.

Spirit Hunter: NG price

The Spirit Hunter: NG price is $49.99 on all platforms or £44.99. India pricing is unknown at this point. Aksys Games does follow Valve’s recommended regional pricing usually so expect the lowest price to be on PC.

Spirit Hunter: NG PC system requirements

Minimum Requirements for Spirit Hunter: NG

  • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz or comparable
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or comparable
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card

Recommended Requirements for Spirit Hunter: NG

  • OS: Windows 10/8.1/7 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5 3.3 GHz or comparable
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or comparable
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card

Spirit Hunter: NG review

We will have a full review of Spirit Hunter: NG for Nintendo Switch in the near future.

Spirit Hunter: NG releases on October 10 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, and PC.