Alien: Isolation on Switch looks great but there’s still no release date

Sega’s flawed but atmospheric survival horror is still coming to Switch and it’ll be out sometime this year.

There have been a lot of unexpected ports to the Nintendo Switch in recent months but perhaps the most unlikely is 2014’s Alien: Isolation.

Although one of the best adaptations of the visual style of a movie ever, and genuinely terrifying at times, it’s still a deeply flawed game and didn’t sell at all well.

But for whatever reason it’s coming to the Switch, although no-one will say exactly when, just that it’s sometime later this year.

The trailer above only has a brief amount of footage but it looks very close to the original, which was cross-gen at the time so the Switch shouldn’t have too much trouble looking like the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.

The Switch version will include all the original DLC, one of which has Sigourney Weaver reprising her role and, while short, is pure magic for fans of the original film.

Being too short is not a problem the main game has though, which is one of those rare titles that just goes on for far too long – exacerbated by a weak story with no proper ending.

Given it was a sales flop it’s unlikely to get one either, although this release does imply that Sega has still got the Alien licence.

The actual port is being handled by Feral Interactive though, who were behind the recent move of Grid Autosport to Switch.

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