In a surprise announcement at E3 2019, Sega and Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation was confirmed for Nintendo Switch. A couple months later, we find that the ESRB has granted the game its (obvious) M rating for Nintendo Switch, which could suggest a release for the game in the near future. For people who have never played the game or would love to play it portably, this is very good news.
Alien: Isolation originally released in October 2014 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. A release on a Nintendo console has been a long time coming. But it’s definitely a case of better late than never, because Alien: Isolation is an outstanding experience that captures the essence of the original film like no other game. It’s creepy, it’s intense, and you will die early and often. But it’s a blast! Sneaking around to evade a terrifying xenomorph and also rogue killer androids is great fun, it turns out.
You play as Amanda Ripley, the series protagonist’s daughter, and it’s set 15 years after the original movie. Amanda wants to learn what happened to her mother, since “ganked by an alien nightmare monstrosity” was probably not an answer that could be arrived at through simple estimation. This accidentally leads to Amanda walking into a nightmare of her own, because Creative Assembly wasn’t looking to design no boring walking simulator.
Stay tuned for more updates on Alien: Isolation on Nintendo Switch.