Cute Horror Yomawari: Night Alone Released

Almost every child knows the horror of the unknown. The knowledge that things are creeping about on the periphery of dark places. At some point in our development though, we lose most of that fear, though it still lurks within us. Nippon Ichi Software wants to bring out that feeling of childhood fear again with the newly-released Yomawari: Night Alone [official site]. Also, adorable anime characters. You can never go wrong with those. Take it from me.

You play as a little girl searching the night for her dog and sister. At song point during your search, however, you find that the things that go bump in the night are very real. Yomawari: Night Alone is played from an isometric viewpoint, and the cel-shaded characters and monsters are a treat for the eyes.

They’re also very bloody. Lovecraftian, almost. Have you Jump to 0:18 in the trailer and look at the mug on that dog. If I turned around and saw that thing following me I’d probably need a new pair of pants.

Sometimes you’ll see enormous hand-arm-leg shadow monsters, and giant pustules in the road. Cat heads, too. I can’t fully explain why you should pony up for this game, but just take it from someone whose favorite comic artist is Shintago Karo. There are some pretty trippy enemy designs here.

If you’re looking for a spooky good time for not that much cash you can get Yomawari: Night Alone on Steam now for £14.99/$19.99/19,99€.


  1. Babymech says:

    As someone who is a huge fan of Deonardo va Linci I can only agree.

  2. Dorga says:

    will you tell us what you think pretty please?

  3. Zankman says:

    Very pretty art style.

    Don’t get why the Japanese like these “cutesy but horror” games so much, tho.

    • aerozol says:

      Not sure about this? Or have I not been seeing all of the cute JP horror games… Even so that’s not enough to draw any conclusion about what the Japanese are into, just what particular JP games Westerners are into, which is why we’re seeing them at all ;)

      Not because I know ANYTHING about Japan, but because it’s an interesting thought!

  4. Raoul Duke says:

    Also, adorable anime characters. You can never go wrong with those.

    Oh, I disagree.

    • Rince says:

      But everything is better with adorable anime characters! Everything!! And when horror, despair and unthinkable terror are involved is even better.