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Alan Wake Remastered Headed to Switch

Alan Wake Remastered Headed to Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 days ago / 1,981 Views

Remedy Entertainment in a video celebrating the 12th anniversary of Alan Wake announced Alan Wake Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

"I'm happy to share that Alan Wake Remastered is coming out on Nintendo Switch," said Creative Director at Remedy Sam Lake. "We'll let you know once we have the actual release date."

The video also discusses the past and future of Alan Wake, and features Sam Lake, Ilkka Villi (Alan Wake) and Matthew Porretta (Alan Wake).

Alan Wake 2 is set to release for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the Epic Games Store on in 2023.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments
padib (3 days ago)

This is a good offering by Remedy, because Alan Wake is new to Nintendo-only players, so there is an opportunity for sales similar to Doom and Witcher. Hopefully this game gets the attention it should have.
Also, the passion and hope these collaborators showed in the video of the article is entrancing.

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Amnesia (3 days ago)

The number of remakes per year is really accelerating like we have never seen before. New games production era is almost over.

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Is this a remake though or a remaster?

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Is a port of a remaster.

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SecondWar Chicho (3 days ago)

Which, given the Switch’s graphical limitations, may bear more of a resemblance to the original - Switch undocked has the same pixel count and the 360.

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Shiken SecondWar (3 days ago)

Port history shows that it would be somewhere in the middle, closer resembling PS4/X1. For proof of this, just look at Skyrim, the Metro games, or a number of other gen 6 remasters that came to Switch. Developers tend to take the PS4 version and downscale it so it has all the extra effects and what not, rather than just upscaling the PS3 or 360 version.

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Mr Puggsly Shiken (2 days ago)

I have middling expectations. Bear in mind Alan Wake is a poorly optimized games. It struggled on 360, it wasn't technically impressive on 8th gen consoles, and the PC version requires surprisingly high specs for 60 fps at 1080p compared to other games of the era.

I expect something acceptable on Switch, but I'm curious to see what they achieve.

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Mr Puggsly Amnesia (2 days ago)

Given a lot of my favorite games are old, whatever.

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Mr Puggsly (2 days ago)

The fact this didn't happen at launch would suggest this remaster has high requirements and Switch needed special attention.

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