Alan Wake Remastered Could Be a Switch Game After All

By | September 21, 2021

Alan Wake Remastered could also be heading to the Nintendo Switch after it was rated for the platform by a Brazillian agency.

As reported by the website and shared on Resetera, it appears that a Brazillian games agency has filed a rating for Alan Wake Remastered, Remedy’s update to its 2010 mystery-thriller.

International rating boards have leaked several, if not hundreds of games in the past, though you can still take this with a grain of salt. Alan Wake Remastered was previously announced for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Playstation 4, and Xbox Series X|S, so the inclusion of Switch in the Brazillian rating is new.

It’s unclear exactly whether this will be a full release on the Switch or a cloud version of the game. While porting studios have done wonders in the past to natively port games like Doom to the Switch, other major games like Resident Evil 7 were delivered to Switch players via a cloud streaming service.

On other systems, Alan Wake Remastered will offer options to run the game at 60fps and 4K for compatible platforms. The Remaster will also remove the real-life product placement ads in favor of fictional brands from the universe.

Other than that, it will be a true remaster of the original game. Though speaking with Axios, Remedy teased that fans will want to “definitely pay attention by playing the remaster,” for any tweaks that might connect Alan Wake to other Remedy games.

Epic and Remedy have also agreed to partner on a second, unannounced game that some are speculating is a sequel. But we’ll have to wait and see.

Check out IGN’s original Alan Wake review or see why we gave its spiritual successor Control our game of the year win in 2019.

Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.