One of the most frustratingly difficult games of all time has received a reboot that no one asked for. That may be a bit unfair, but so was Ghosts ‘n Goblins! Capcom has released a full reboot of the 80s side-scrolling action-platformer, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, on Nintendo Switch, for $29.99.

Tenacious knight Arthur returns in a sidescrolling platformer filled with enemies eager to strip him of his armor and cut him to pieces. To aid in his quest, Arthur can equip eight different weapons, including his trusty lance, along with new additions like the hammer and flail. To help bolster his combat prowess, the reboot also grants Arthur new unlockable and upgradeable skills and magic spells.

More importantly, the reboot adds multiple difficulty modes, so normal humans can actually finish the game without throwing their controller through the TV. An extra-easy Page difficulty grants unlimited lives, and lets you spawn right where you died, which sounds perfectly fair to me.

Resurrection also adds two player local co-op to the formerly single-player game. A second player can aid Arthur by playing one of three support characters. Barry creates shields for Arthur, Kerry can carry the knight over hazards, and Archie can build bridges.

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is available now, exclusively on Switch. It’s rated E10+.


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Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.