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Nightdive Studios announced this week that it’s bringing back the 1997 point-and-click adventure game. Later this year, it’ll be returning on Switch.

Collectors can now rest easy knowing that a physical version is in the pipeline. Limited Run Games confirmed that it has picked up the game for distribution, though no further details have been shared at the moment.

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During the N64 era, Acclaim released a well-regarded action-adventure game known as Shadow Man. That same game is now returning on Switch as Shadow Man Remastered, Nightdive Studios has revealed.

Shadow Man Remastered will offer improved shadow mapping, per-pixel lighting, and anti-aliasing. Nightdive also promises that cut content from the original game, and we’ll be seeing other enhancements.

Here’s some information about Shadow Man as well as a trailer:

The 1997 point-and-click adventure title Blade Runner is making a comeback on Switch. Nightdive Studios and Alcon Entertainment are restoring the game for release on modern platforms, including Switch.

Known as Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition, it’ll feature a “polished and premium restoration” made with Nightdive’s KEX game engine. Fans can look forward to updated character models, animations, and cutscenes There will be other additions as well such as widescreen resolution support.

The upcoming re-release of Doom 64 appears to be more than just a simple port. As one of the big highlights, a new chapter will be included.

Senior developer James Haley told USgamer in a recent interview:

Nightdive Studios has the rights to a number of classic games. We’ve seen that with Turok and Turok 2, both of which are now on Switch. Shadow Man, Acclaim’s action-adventure title from two decades ago, could be next.

One fan asked Nightdive on Twitter about the possibility of bringing Shadow Man to Switch. The company’s response was short but effective: it is “possible,” CEO Stephen Kick said.

Turok fans are in for a treat today, as Limited Run Games has opened pre-orders for the physical versions of Turok and Turok II on Switch. Collectors editions are even up for grabs.

They include the following items:

The N64 classic Turok 2 arrives on Switch today. However, a notable feature from the shooter isn’t included. Sadly, multiplayer isn’t anywhere to be found.

GameXplain reached out to Nightdive to inquire about why the feature is missing. In a statement, the company said:

The N64 game Turok 2 will release on Switch next week, an eShop listing reveals. Nightdive Studios will have the first-person shooter ready on August 9.

Here’s an overview of Turok 2, along with some screenshots:

A new software update is now available for Turok on Switch that brings the game up to version 2.0.1 and introduces some improvements to gyro functionality.

In addition, an option for always-on lens flare has also been made available. The patch notes can be viewed below.

The N64 shooter Turok returns on the Switch eShop next Monday. Get a look at some early footage in the video below.