Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection announced at The Game Awards

Prepare to die a whole lot in Ghosts 'n Goblins, a reboot of the original series from the '80s.


Oh, boy. If you thought you were having a tough time with the Soulsborne games, are you in for a shock. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, a reboot of the original series from 1985, looks to give players the brutally challenging experience they purportedly love. Check out the announcement trailer below!

UPDATE December 14: The original piece incorrectly stated Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection was a remake. This new title is a reboot of the franchise.

Revealed at the Game Awards 2020, Ghost ‘n Goblins Resurrection offers up a familiar experience for anyone that’s been around since the days of arcades. The popular series has seen a few releases across consoles and mobile devices, with most players likely experiencing it recently via the Nintendo Switch Online program. As a reboot, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection looks to capture the challenging gameplay of the original titles while also including updated features and gorgeous new visuals.

For those not in the know, the series is renowned for its difficulty, with players dying in one hit unless they have managed to collect pieces of armor. With little to their name than a spear that can be thrown and a few other weapons that can be found, the players must fight through levels riddled with monsters. It's basically Dark Souls hard before Dark Souls hard was a thing. 

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is scheduled to release on February 25, 2021 on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo eShop. Be sure to check out the Game Awards 2020 page for every major announcement and reveal from this year’s show.

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    December 10, 2020 5:42 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection announced at The Game Awards

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      December 11, 2020 7:06 AM

      Cold take, the OG was always shit, like it was a straight up bad game. If this sticks as closely as it looks like it will I'll be staying far, far away.

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        December 11, 2020 7:09 AM

        The OG was amazing at the time, but that brutal eat-your-cash arcade style is very dated now (obvs.). Except for Dark Souls, of course!

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        December 11, 2020 7:14 AM

        OG game scared me as a kid, I'd make it to the first flying demon in the first level and I was done. Super Ghouls and Ghosts however, unffff. Also Ghouls and Ghosts on Genesis (which I guess was just a port of the arcade game) was awesome and had the upwards weapon throw ability that was so nice to have... Saw them do that on the trailer for this reboot game so I'm pretty excited about that.

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