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The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark on Nintendo Switch and The Darkside Detective Duology release on PlayStation 5 physical on November 9th!

We're excited to be working with Spooky Doorway and Akupara Games again to bring you The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark, releasing on Nintendo Switch™ plus The Darkside Detective Duology on PS5 in physical format, featuring both The Darkside Detective and The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark games.

Grab your trench coat and tune in your sixth sense abilities to join Detective McQueen and his sidekick, Officer Dooley, as they investigate the macabre mysteries in the paranormal world of Twin Lakes. These critically acclaimed point and click adventures will have you entertained and chuckling as you solve the spooky mysteries.

A total of 3000 Switch and 1,000 PS5 copieswill be printed which will go on sale on November 9th at 6pm GMT (11am PDT/2pm EDT) - available worldwide exclusively at

As indie's best friend, Super Rare Games works closely with the developers to ensure that every element of each release is an homage to the game printed on the cartridge. The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark physical release comes with the Nintendo Switch game on a physical cartridge, a full-colour manual, an exclusive sticker and trading card pack. This will complete the physical collection for those fans who picked up our original release of The Darkside Detective on Nintendo Switch in 2019!

The Darkside Detective Duology on PlayStation 5 release comes with both The Darkside Detective and The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark games, a full-colour manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker for both games and slipcover.


Grab your trench coat, tune your sixth sense and join the Darkside Division as they investigate the outright bizarre, the downright dangerous and the confusing cases of Twin Lakes. Flesh-hungry tentacles, mafian zombies, and the occasional missing sock are no match for The Darkside Detective. Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? *ahem* That's where you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will. He is The Darkside Detective.

The COMPLETE SEASON ONE collection of this multi award-winning comedic serial adventure sees Detective McQueen and his sidekick, Officer Patrick Dooley, investigating cases plaguing Twin Lakes and its colorful citizens. Point at everything in sight, click around mysterious and eerie locations, and use your wits (or borrow a friend’s) to lay these cases to rest! F E A T U R E S –

  • 9 paranormal bite-sized micro cases to investigate around Twin Lakes City, including a Christmas Spectacular Special

  • At least three jokes

  • Cutting edge, high definition pixels

  • One free curse-removal, up to and including mid-level witch hexes

  • Music from Ben Prunty, the audiomancer behind gems such as Into the Breach, Subnautica, and FTL


Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town. Twin Lakes is a cursed city. Less cursed than say, “Demons are tearing it apart” but more cursed than “always loses its keys” or “often steps in puddles”. It’s roughly in the middle of the cursed scale, is what we’re trying to say. Cursed enough that it’s a nuisance. Cursed enough that somebody has to deal with it… That’s where The Darkside Detective comes in. Whenever you hear a bump in the night, feel a tingle up your spine, or smell something fishy, Detective Francis McQueen isn’t far behind. No, he doesn’t smell of fish - it’s a phrase, come on...

Picking up after the events of The Darkside Detective, McQueen has to save his usually-present (in body, if not mind) sidekick Officer Dooley from the Darkside, so the two can get back to what they do best - investigating the city’s many strange, often paranormal, always paradoxical goings-on. Join them in this frighteningly funny point-and-click adventure as they investigate six more standalone cases bringing them to a carnival, the local retirement home, an amateur wrestling circuit and even as far away as Ireland as they do what they can to keep the Darkside at bay. F E A T U R E S –

  • 7 unique cases, the likes of which you’ve never seen before (not a guarantee)

  • Uses both pointing and clicking technology

  • Music from Thomas O'Boyle, a totally-living composer, definitely not undead

  • Photo-Realistic* Pixel Rendering (*Depends on your definition of photo-realism)

  • 1 mail-in rebate per customer on exorcism services for hauntings resulting from play

  • A brief recap of the events of "The Darkside Detective" for anyone who hasn't played it and doesn't want to.

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