05 Oct 2021 8:40 PM +00:00

Is Alan Wake Remastered Coming to Switch?

Is Alan Wake Remastered coming to Switch? Not yet, though that could change in the near future.

Remedy Entertainment's classic psychological thriller recently released on last-gen consoles and PC (and we liked it quite a bit in our Alan Wake Remastered review) over a decade after the original released. Neither iteration pushes the boundaries of graphics technology, so you'd think having Alan Wake on Switch is a natural next step.

Remedy might be thinking the same thing. In September, prior to Alan Wake Remastered's release, Switch ratings for Alan Wake appeared on the Taiwanese and Brazilian rating boards. However, September's Nintendo Direct made no mention of the game.

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Is Alan Wake Remastered Coming to Switch?

That presentation focused on games releasing in 2021's remaining months and the first few of 2022, though it mostly featured titles from Nintendo itself and a few third-party partners. Alan Wake Remastered could still turn up as a surprise release or even in one of Nintendo's Partner Direct episodes, should one air in the coming months.

Here's how the publisher describes Alan Wake Remastered:

In this award-winning cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memory of.
Wake is soon forced to question his sanity, as page by page, the story comes true before his eyes: a hostile presence of supernatural darkness is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him. He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness armed only with his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind.
His nightmarish journey to find answers to the mind-bending mystery he faces will lead him into the terrifying depths of the night.Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - in stunning new 4K visuals.
The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and the majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for an experience that delivers as much on its visual impact as its unnerving atmosphere.

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