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Alan Wake Remastered has been rated for Switch once again – this time by the ESRB.

The title previously received a classification in Brazil last month, and Nintendo’s console was among the listed platforms. Some had thought that Epic Games Publishing and Remedy Entertainment were holding on to an announcement for the most recent Nintendo Direct, but that didn’t happen in the end as the presentation came and went without any news. There was always the possibility that the rating from Brazil was a mistake. However, the fact that a second classification has now emerged makes that seem less likely.

Could Alan Wake Remastered have a shot at landing on Switch? The Brazil Advisory Rating Board at least has reason for thinking so. Alan Wake Remastered was added to the official classification database earlier today, and Switch is among the listed platforms.

Alan Wake Remastered is a redone version of the well-received Xbox 360 game from 2010. Epic Games Publishing announced the new version earlier this month, though there was no word on a Switch version at the time. It’s unclear if news for Nintendo’s console will be coming later or if today’s rating is an error.

Control wouldn’t be possible on Switch without cloud streaming technology, according to Remedy Entertainment communications director Thomas Puha.

Puha told Nintendo Life that the team did “some due diligence on what it would take to produce a Switch port with an external partner, but deemed it not possible for a variety of reasons.” There were a number of factors at play, including technical, finance, and personnel roadblocks.

Puha explained:

The acclaimed action-adventure game Control Ultimate Edition can now be played on Switch thanks to cloud-streaming technology. Take a look at how it runs on the system below.

505 Games and Remedy have passed along an official announcement for Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version, which was just announced and released for Switch. We have it below, along with a few screenshots.

As part of today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version has been announced for Switch. The game can be played through streaming technology and is accessible via an eShop download.

Here’s an overview of Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version, along with a trailer: