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Alan Wake Remastered Surprise Released For Nintendo Switch


Alan Wake Remastered releases for Nintendo Switch out of nowhere, allowing Nintendo fans to experience one of the best cult classic horror games.

Alan Wake Remastered has released today for Nintendo Switch. Earlier this year Remedy revealed for the game’s 12th anniversary that 2021’s Alan Wake Remastered would be making its way to Nintendo Switch, and out of the blue the studio revealed that today is the day that Nintendo fans can get their hands on this beloved cult classic action horror game.

Alan Wake first released in May 2010 for Xbox 360 and was the first new IP from Remedy Entertainment of that console generation following the major success of its Max Payne series, which was published by Rockstar Games. After a troubled development which saw the game downsizing from an open-world game to a linear narrative-driven action title, Alan Wake released to critical praise, however, the game’s release was quickly overshadowed by Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption, which released the same week. This caused Alan Wake to under-perform financially.


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Over a decade later, Alan Wake is back and the series is stronger than ever, making its formal debut on Nintendo platforms today. The game is available now on the Nintendo eShop as a native Switch download title (not a cloud title like Remedy’s Control on Switch). The game is priced at $29.99, but a launch discount of 20% brings the game temporarily down to $23.99.

Given that this is based on the remaster of the Xbox 360 version that released last year, Alan Wake comes to Switch with all the bells and whistles implemented in the most recent iteration. This includes newly recorded director’s commentary from Remedy Entertainment head Sam Lake alongside the original director’s commentary from 2010, all of the post-launch story DLC, and the newly updated and enhanced visuals including a completely reworked model for Alan himself. This does make the game a hefty download, however, coming in at 12.9GB.

Fans looking for a thrilling action horror title on the go should definitely check Alan Wake Remastered out, especially fans of mystery stories like David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks or the works of Stephen King. Remedy has not announced plans to bring the upcoming sequel Alan Wake 2 or the severely underrated spin-off Alan Wake’s American Nightmare to Nintendo Switch, but support for this remaster might influence the studio’s decisions if it is a financial success. Either way, Alan Wake joins the Nintendo Switch’s impressive roster of handheld horror adventures.

Alan Wake Remastered is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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