Alien: Isolation announced for Nintendo Switch

Kindekuma

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was shocked when I saw it on the sizzle reel. Such a fantastic game, definitely gonna pick it up.
 

Virtua Sanus

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Nov 24, 2017
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This is a really fantastic game. I seriously cannot handle horror titles but I pushed through most of this still. It is just so well done.
 

Pariah

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Oct 29, 2017
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Despite liking this announcement (more Isolation is always good news), it's a shame that the series won't probably see a project of this ambition for a very long, long time. Foxnext Games is in control of the franchise for the foreseeable future, and their efforts until now have been disappointing.

You've had five years to play this gem, but really, if you haven't yet for whatever reason, do it on Switch or wherever you can. Such an special, unusual AAA game. It's not perfect by any measure, yet that only adds to its charms, and reinforces its peculiar place in modern gaming.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Man, I don't know if I can play the game again without the unpredictable alien mod. Ah what the hell. Portable Alien Isolation, Triple dipping
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So does this mean Sega still holds the Alien license? I hope there's a chance we might still get a sequel. One of the best horror games this gen, and probably the best sound design I've ever heard in any game.
 

Phantom Thief

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Oct 25, 2017
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This was such an unexpected announcement. I wonder why they chose to port it over (not that I am complaining).
 

Space Hunter

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Feb 12, 2018
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Such a sweet (if unexpected) announcement! Watched a let's play of this at launch and I've been wanting to play it for ages. Amazing horror game, maybe best of the current gen. To anyone trying it for the first time on the Switch: you won't be disappointed.
 

Juraash

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Oct 25, 2017
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I really loved this game and feel like it didn't get the support it deserved. May double dip just for that.
 

GMM

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Oct 27, 2017
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Fantastic game that should have been half the length.

I wonder if they will disable the depth of field effect, it seemed weird you could disable that on PC considering the gameplay ramifications.
 

Aniki

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Oct 25, 2017
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Fantastic game that should have been half the length.

I wonder if they will disable the depth of field effect, it seemed weird you could disable that on PC considering the gameplay ramifications.
I hope we can disable the film grain filter. On PC it was possible but i don't know if you could do it on consoles.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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FYI, Feral Interactive is doing the port. They also are doing Grid Autosport on Switch. This makes sense, since I think they did a Total War port on mobile (Rome was it?).
 

Kadzork

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Oct 27, 2017
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Incredible game with one of the best & most atmospheric flashback sequences ever - people who have played it know what I’m talking about.
 

tomd96

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Jul 6, 2018
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I loved the game but part of that was due to playing it sat very close to a relatively large TV (2-3 feet from a 42-inch screen) in the dark with headphones on. So immersive! I can't imagine it being as effective in portable mode, but I'm happy that the option will be there for anyone who does want to play it that way.
 

Lethologica

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Oct 27, 2017
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Horror games on handhelds are not really a great way to play them IMO. To each their own, I suppose.

Though I don't think I want to play A:I any other way than in VR since playing it that way last year.
 

TheSyldat

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Nov 4, 2018
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This was such an unexpected announcement. I wonder why they chose to port it over (not that I am complaining).
Feral Interactive were already the ones that did the Linux and Mac OS port and given the switch is mostly BSD based (running on an ARM processor sure but that doesn't change much of anything really ) it was a pretty straight forward affair to perform using the Linux port as a jumping point . So it was a no brainer for both Sega , Creative Assembly and Feral Interactive here .
One more chance to make some dow on that title for Sega , Creative Assembly get more eyes on them on platforms they are not present on most of the time , and Feral interactive ? Well one more easy port to add to the list .

When you see that logo popping up on your Switch then it's because they ported it over to Linux previously and porting it to the switch was a fairly easy jump to make
 
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HanSoloCup

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Oct 27, 2017
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I already peed my pants once, now I'll be able to do it on a plane or bus.

Joking aside, this was a fantastic game, and I'm constantly surprised at what they are able to get running on the Switch.
 

IamFlying

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Apr 6, 2019
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I loved the game but part of that was due to playing it sat very close to a relatively large TV (2-3 feet from a 42-inch screen) in the dark with headphones on. So immersive! I can't imagine it being as effective in portable mode, but I'm happy that the option will be there for anyone who does want to play it that way.
Actually horror games are more immersive playing in handheld mode with headphones. What you, having the screen right in front of you, was almost like that.