Alan Wake Remastered Gets ESRB Rating for the Nintendo Switch
Alan Wake Remastered saw the return to life of a beloved thought that was locked up for the PS3 and Xbox 360 generations. A Nintendo Switch version of Alan Wake Remastered was not announced, but a new ESRB rating might confirm it.
The original Alan Wake is a classic. It exudes tension and atmosphere in every aspect of the design. After many rumors suggesting its imminent release, Alan Wake Remastered was officially unveiled at the PlayStation Showcase 2021. Remedy Entertainment launched the game on October 5 for the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. This gives fans who played the original a chance of re-discovering the experience, as well as those who didn’t have the opportunity to play it back then, the ability to download the game now. Remedy Entertainment didn’t announce a Switch version. However, Alan Wake Remastered for Switch was discovered on a rating board. This suggests that a port might be in the works.
Alan Wake Remastered’s official ESRB rating webpage has been updated with the Nintendo Switch. Other useful information is not provided, except for listing other titles and the ESRB rating of “T”. A “Rating Summary” for the game has not yet been made available, although it is likely to be very similar in content to the original description. This is a surprise considering Metroid Dread was released on the Switch just a few days after Alan Wake Remastered.
This page doesn’t give any information about the possible format of the game on the Switch. It is not clear if it will be fully downloadable or Cloud streamed. As more Nintendo Switch games become Cloud exclusive titles, this topic has been a hot topic. The entire Kingdom Hearts series is coming to Nintendo Switch. This excitement has been great, but they can only be streamed. Although streaming games is better than not being able to play them, Cloud-based games can’t be streamed on the go due to the high-speed internet connection.
Given the current state of affairs, it wouldn’t surprise for Alan Wake Remastered being a Cloud version. Even though the original Alan Wake is more than a decade old the game’s intense light mechanics and realistic graphics may prove too much for the Switch to handle. It’s unlikely that Alan Wake: Remastered can play the HD Kingdom Hearts games natively on the Switch.
Since 2001’s Max Payne, Remedy has been a well-known developer. With Alan Wake, their first attempt after the famed noir detective story was in 2010. The supernatural thriller was only available for the Xbox 360 and PC up until Alan Wake Remastered, which came out in October 2021.
Re-releases of the original game retain most of their elements, with minor visual updates and minor modifications. If you are still unsure if this game is right for you, the following list will help you decide if it is. The game has a few flaws but is still worth every player’s time. Metacritic gives it a score of 78.
The story centers on the protagonist’s search for his wife who has been abducted by a mysterious force known only as the darkness. The mystery is further complicated by the manuscript Alan appears to have written in a week-long blackout. This is a suspenseful, spine-tingling tale that gamers who enjoy supernatural thrillers will love.
Remedy’s 2019 title Control contains several easter eggs that hint at a connection with Alan Wake. AWE, the second DLC in the game, confirms this connection further and opens up a new future for the character.