A remastered version of Quake is now available for Nintendo Switch

Quake Nintendo Switch
Quake Nintendo Switch (Image credit: id Software)

What you need to know

  • QuakeCon is a convention held every year by ZeniMax media, who owns Bethesda and id Software.
  • The retro first-person shooter, Quake, was announced for many consoles as a remastered version of the game.
  • The game is available now for the Nintendo Switch family of systems.

ZeniMax has been hosting QuakeCon, a celebration of all things Bethesda, id Software, and gaming as a whole, annually since 1996. During their presentation, they announced that the retro classic, Quake, would be available for many consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. Quake is an action game, a fantasy first-person shooter, which sees players navigate dark and gritty environments to get rid of grotesque monsters.

In a remastered version sure to be envied by its original, Quake offers up to 1080p resolution in docked mode. "The Scourge of Armagon" and "Dissolution of Eternity" expansion packs are also available, alongside two additional expansion packs, "Dimension of the Past," and the all-new "Dimension of the Machine," developed by MachineGames.

The classic multiplayer experience is here in all of its glory, with four-player online local and split-screen co-op and up to eight player online multiplayer. Finally, you can get together with friends and play this classic on the go, even with motion controls!

If you're feeling creative, mods are available for players to tailor their experience to their liking. Cross-play is enabled, too, with players being able to play together on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. Who knows, this may be regarded as one of the best online multiplayer games available right now.

If you're looking for a physical release, Limited Run Games is offering pre-orders for a limited physical edition for Nintendo Switch starting on August 27.

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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.