Alan Wake Remastered to release on Nintendo Switch

Alan Wake Remastered Switch
Alan Wake Remastered Switch (Image credit: Microsoft Studios)

What you need to know

  • Alan Wake Remastered is a remaster of the original Xbox 360 action adventure game.
  • The game features the titular Alan Wake, a novelist who tries to find his missing wife.
  • The game is being ported to Nintendo Switch, and is said to run natively on the system.

Alan Wake was a critically acclaimed action adventure game, developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios on the Xbox 360 in 2010. Alan Wake, a novelist specializing in the thriller genre, finds that he has no recollection of an entire week and that his wife is missing after they go on holiday. As he tries to find her, he realizes that whatever material he wrote during the week he cannot remember is coming to life — and coming for him.

According to a report by Eurogamer, the remastered version of Alan Wake is heading to the Nintendo Switch. Alan Wake Remastered includes the base game alongside two expansions: The Signal and The Writer.

Contrary to some expectations, the Nintendo Switch release won't take the form of a Cloud Version which requires a steady internet connection to run, but as a native port. Unfortunately for physical collectors, Alan Wake Remastered will be a digital-only release, presumably due to the high cost associated with producing games on cartridges. No release date has been confirmed outside of "autumn" as of the time of this writing, but we'll be sure to update you with new information as it comes.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.