Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is Coming to Nintendo Switch

The legendary platforming series rises again, as Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection marks the heroic return of the series, which debuted over 35 years ago. Paying homage to Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, the latest entry combines the franchise’s action platforming gameplay with storybook-like graphics and challenging new obstacles.

The new entry will once again follow the valiant knight Arthur as he runs, jumps and battles his way through eerie stages set in the Demon Realm, a demonic fantasy world. Arthur must overcome countless ghoulish foes on his quest to rescue the Princess from the treacherous grasp of the Demon Lord.

About Ghosts ‘n Goblins

The game that gave birth to this famously challenging series, Ghosts ‘n Goblins released in 1985. Players take charge of Arthur in his quest to save the princess, who has been kidnapped and taken away to the Demon Realm. Thanks to its brutal difficulty, beating this game back in the day bestowed instant status to those few who proved themselves worthy. One of the original “hardcore” games, this title helped pave the way for an entire genre.

About Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

The second entry in the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series took the stage in 1988. Three years after his victory over the Demon Lord, Arthur is again called to action when the princess is endangered once more by the servants of the Demon Realm. With improved visuals and polished gameplay, this title built on the strong foundation of the first game and went on to win even more acclaim for the series.

The experience you know and love, born anew!

Just like its predecessors, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection makes use of simple controls that anyone can enjoy. Use them to your advantage as you fight your way through weird and spooky stages filled with unique enemies in this enchanting world brought to life with modern technology and game design philosophy! Elegantly simple yet deceptively deep, this ghost is tougher than ever—and it’s coming back to haunt you.

Choose Your Path

Whether a longtime Ghosts ‘n Goblins fan or a newcomer, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection players can decide how perilous Arthur’s journey will be by selecting one of three different difficulties: Squire, Knight and Legend. New to Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is the Page mode, which allows untested apprentices to respawn on the spot with unlimited lives.

In addition to the main Knight mode, players can choose from three other paths. The Legend path is there for those with the grit to endure the punishing difficulty the series is known for.


Arthur Descended from a storied line of warriors, this courageous knight takes his chivalrous code of conduct seriously. When the princess is kidnapped by the servants of the Demon Realm,

The Princess The princess of a far off land, secretly captivated by Arthur. She is taken captive by the servants of the Demon Realm.

The princess has been taken away to the Demon Realm! Can gallant Arthur save her?

Brave the ordeals of the Demon Realm to bring the princess home!

Stages inspired by Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, as well as completely new challenges, await Arthur in the Demon Realm. The Demon Realm is divided into zones, and Arthur will have to conquer stages in each zone during his quest to rescue the princess. In zones that have multiple stages, Arthur can proceed by completing a stage of his choice. This time, we will introduce the stages in zone 1.


Traverse the Zombie Graveyard, where the dead spill forth from the ground and walls, and make your way through the Woody Pig Woods, where the forest itself seems to come alive with its moving branches and paths.

Execution Grounds

Fight off waves of swift, scythe-wielding Skeleton Murderers in the Murderer’s Execution Grounds, and escape the nest of the persistent Vilevines in the Vilevine Falls.

Employ Arthur’s diverse arsenal to battle your way through the Demon Realm!

To progress through the Demon Realm, Arthur must utilize everything at his disposal, from tried-and-true weapons like the Lance and Dagger to all-new additions like the Hammer and Spiked Ball. Arthur’s updated arsenal also includes various types of magic, allowing players to bring game-changing spells like Firewall and Thunderstorm into combat. Arthur will need to master each of the weapon types and magic abilities to overcome his battle against evil and restore peace to the land.

Make room for magic and skills in your strategy!

In addition to his large arsenal of weapons, Arthur can also learn a magnitude of magic and skills, some of which can be upgraded to become even more powerful!

Restore the Umbral Tree to obtain magic and skills!

To unlock and improve these spells and skills, Arthur will need to restore the Umbral Tree to its former glory. By finding the elusive Umbral Bees hidden throughout each stage, he can return them to the Umbral Tree to learn and upgrade magic and skills. Arthur can also forget spells and skills and choose to learn others instead. Picking the right ones for the job at hand will prove indispensable!

A few of the foes that await Arthur…

Brave knights will need to proceed with extreme caution as terrifying dangers await, including familiar enemies like Zombie, Skeleton Murderer, Pigman and Red Arremer.