Dead or School Launches March 14 for PS4 and Switch in the West

Dead or School

Marvelous Games have announced Dead or School will be heading to Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 in the west.

Developed by Studio Nanafushi, the game has you controlling Hisako, who had been living underground since the zombie apocalypse. Brought up on her grandmother’s stories of a perfect childhood and her school days, Hisako now fights off the zombie hoards across Tokyo to gain the normal school life of her dreams.

While the game launched on Steam in 2018, the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions were only available in Japan. Now, both physical and digital copies on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 have been confirmed to be coming to North America and Europe.

You can view the new announcement trailer below:

You can find the full rundown (via Marvelous Games) below:

Originally released on STEAM back in 2018, and previously released in Japan onto the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2019, DEAD OR SCHOOL takes place in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo where humans live in isolation underground in fear of the Zombie infestation above ground.

After hearing stories of high school life above ground from her grandmother, our protagonist, Hisako, dreams of experiencing this mysterious and energetic lifestyle for herself; wearing her grandmother’s old school uniform Hisako ventures into the zombie infested Tokyo in order to reclaim the city and go to school.

As part of this adventure for a modern-day high school life, Hisako travels across Tokyo using the subway system with each mission being located at a familiar location in Tokyo. Players will travel through and explore locations such as Shinjuku, Asakusa, Akihabara and Roppongi as they attempt to defeat the zombie infestation overthrowing the city. To aid Hisako’s quest, players will also be able to upgrade Hisako’s weapons and skill sets as well as unlock entirely new weapons that will make sure the dead stay dead.

Key Features:

  • Explore Tokyo in a fast paced 2.5D adventure: Take control of Hisako and explore different areas of Tokyo through the underground subway system while defeating hordes of different zombies and huge bosses.
  • Slice and Shoot to Salvation: Engage enemies with close range sword attacks and long range weapon attacks which can be combined to create deadly combination attacks on the undead army roaming the city.
  • Upgrade and Customise your loadout: Enhance Hisako’s abilities using money and experience gained during combat with new weapons and skills.
  • Animated cut-scenes with Japanese voice over: Enjoy cinematic animated cut-scenes with full Japanese voice over.

Dead or School is out now on Windows PC (via Steam), and in Japan on Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. It will launch in the west March 14th for Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

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Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.

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