Have A Nice Death Launching on Switch and PC March 22nd


Redwood City, CA – November 11, 2022 – Gearbox Publishing and Magic Design Studios announced Have a Nice Death, the darkly charming 2D action roguelike, will officially launch digitally on Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam and Steam Deck) on March 22. Digital pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch release are now available in the Nintendo eShop and the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com. Those who pre-order from today until March 21 can grab Have a Nice Death for a discounted price of $19.99 (20% off the $24.99 retail price). Soon, millions of mortals from around the world will be able to take on the role of the Underworld boss himself, Death, and experience the complete version of this hack’n’scythe adventure.


“To bring Have a Nice Death to Nintendo Switch has been the number one request from our community, and we’re thrilled to finally have announced this news with Nintendo through today’s Indie World showcase,” said Simon Dutertre, Lead Game Designer at Magic Design Studios. “We’ve poured our heart and soul (and a lot of coffee) into this new adventure and we can’t wait to release the full game this March. We thank our PC fans who have been playing Have a Nice Death in Early Access and providing much valuable feedback. We hear you and keep it up! For our future Nintendo Switch players, we can’t wait for you to join us in Death Incorporated!”

The full release of Have a Nice Death will include all of the delightfully morbid content, including content from previous major updates that fans have loved in the Early Access version of the game. Additionally, it will introduce a haul of new features, including one new world filled with new bosses, mini-bosses and enemies, along with new story content that will bring the epic conclusion of the main storyline. Players may also find new clues about the culprit behind all of Death’s woes. Mortals who have played the Early Access version will be able use their save file(s) for the 1.0 release of the game.

Below is the detailed list of features for the launch version of Have a Nice Death releasing on March 22:

  • Welcome to Death Incorporated – Discover and explore the seven darkly-charming, procedurally-generated departments of Death Inc., where you’ll meet a diverse cast of memorable characters—like your affable pumpkin-headed assistant, Pump Quinn—who are always willing to share the latest office gossip.
  • Reap What You Sow – Sharpen your skills (and scythe) through fast-paced hack n’ slash combat, utilizing over 70 unique weapons and spells you can find and upgrade to create devastating combinations.
  • Death Never Sleeps – Since Death can’t die, use what you’ve learned and earned to overcome the numerous minions and bosses in each department of Death Incorporated… over and over. A performance review after every run guarantees that you’ll unlock interesting items and upgrades that will help you progress on your journey.
  • When Life Gives You Curses – Taking more power for yourself is a controversial move in Death Incorporated’s company culture. For instance, adopting a Curse upgrade for yourself might result in the Labor Inspector granting your subordinates enhanced powers, or worse, raising the cost of koffee and other items that are vital to your work output.
  • Prove You’re the Best Underworld Boss – After completing your first adventure across Death, Inc., there’s still work that needs to be done to prove you’re the best boss there is. From completing special challenges and trying out recently-unlocked difficulty modes that feature unique modifiers to earning rewards to complete your Pitbook by getting all the weapons, spells, curses and upgrades – your “to-do” list is far from completed.
  • You Call the Shots – Make your playthrough the most optimal experience that’s right for you, boss. With various accessibility options at your disposal, including adjusting sound and language settings, and full controller remapping functionality support — you’re free to fully customize your experience before hacking’n’scything away.

Early Access players can continue to expect additional content updates to be released leading up to Have a Nice Death’s launch. In addition, as players continue to share feedback, additional “quality-of-death” improvements will be introduced.



Have a Nice Death is a hand-drawn 2D Action Roguelike where gamers will assume the role of Death, Founder and CEO of Death Incorporated, the giant underworld organization responsible for processing souls in the afterlife. As the company’s supreme leader, they will explore the darkly charming, procedurally generated departments of the corporation’s headquarters to round up and rehabilitate rogue employees who have been ignoring company protocol and snatching up far too many souls on Earth. Getting the department bosses—also known as Sorrows—and their minions under control, however, is a difficult task and will require multiple runs to complete. Luckily, players will have an arsenal of weapons, spells and special skills on hand to get the job done. Developed by Magic Design Studios, Have a Nice Death is now available on Steam in Early Access for $14.99.

To learn more about Have a Nice Death, visit our site on the Underworld Wide Web: http://haveanicedeath.com/.



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