Is Dead Space Remake on Nintendo Switch? – Answered

Switching over to Nintendo's system is particularly challenging here.

Dead Space Remake is releasing on most current-gen major platforms, meaning players across several devices can get spooked while cutting the limbs off necromorphs. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S bring the full power of the game to the forefront, while the PC allows for a lot more customization in exchange for far more variables in performance. Naturally, people are asking if Nintendo users will get a chance to explore the Ishimura as well. Here’s whether the Dead Space Remake is on Nintendo Switch.

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Can You Play Dead Space Remake on Nintendo Switch?

This should come as very little surprise to a lot of you, but no. You can’t play Dead Space Remake on the Nintendo Switch. This is for several reasons, but perhaps the biggest one is that the game asks too much to run. If EA were to try and get the game onto a Switch, one of two things would happen. Either the game would look terrible visually to the point that things on the screen would be hard to read, or the framerate would dip well below 30 FPS, or perhaps both. This makes Switch use impossible.

This doesn’t completely rule out the idea of playing the game through the Cloud on the Switch, though even that’s a little iffy. It also wouldn’t technically be much of a Switch port since it would turn your handheld into a mobile gaming platform like XCloud. Not the most ideal with the type of game Dead Space is, but never say never.

Related: Can Dead Space Remake Run on Steam Deck? – Answered

With this being said, there are still plenty of horror thrills to be found on the Switch if you’re looking for a fix of some sort. Some of the most notable horror games on the system include Alien: Isolation, Dead by Daylight, Outlast, and Resident Evil 4, all offering some great scares. Resident Evil 4 is our strongest recommendation, with the remake coming out in a few months and all.


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