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Initially slated for release earlier this year, the Life is Strange: Remastered Collection will finally be available on Nintendo Switch soon. Not only that, the title is getting a new name for this particular release. Experience Life is Strange: Remastered and Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered for the first time on Nintendo Switch in the Life is Strange Arcadia Bay Collection on Tuesday, September 27th.


This all-new collection features:

  • Two complete games
  • Remastered visuals improved and optimized for Switch across characters and environments
  • Improved character animation using full facial mocap performance (Life is Strange Remastered)
  • Choice and consequence driven stories with multiple endings
  • Harness the power of Max’s rewind ability or Chloe’s quick-witted attitude to change the course of events
  • Every track from the distinct licensed soundtrack & original scores


With the name change came some confusion among fans. The official Life is Strange Twitter account clarified that the Nintendo Switch release includes remastered versions of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Others were quick to point out that due to these two Life is Strange games never releasing on Nintendo Switch before, the “Remastered” branding doesn’t quite fit. Regardless, this release is optimized for Nintendo Switch and will be available digitally and physically.

According to Square Enix Store’s listing for the physical release, this will be yet another “one game on the cart and the other via a download code release”. Meaning, Life is Strange: Remastered is on the cart and a download code for Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered will be included within the case. For those looking for both games on a physical cart, keep your Joy-Cons crossed that an Asia-English release will save the day and include both. This listing also mentions that “[e]very copy of the Life is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection includes the ‘Zombie Crypt’ outfit for Chloe, available to wear in Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered”, but doesn’t mention if this is limited to the physical release.



Pre-orders will open on the Nintendo eShop closer to the game’s launch on Tuesday, September 27th.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)