Crytek has announced that Crysis Remastered will soon be treated to a physical version on Nintendo Switch, more than a year after it initially launched as a digital title on the eShop.
The game first appeared on Switch back in July 2020 in a port that we described as being "more impressive than anyone could perhaps have realistically expected." It'll get a second lease of life at retail this fall, and physical copies will come with an exclusive bonus art card.
"We’re delighted to bring Nintendo Switch owners the retail version, meaning players can bring Crysis Remastered on the go with them and not take up precious memory space," says Steffen Halbig, Project Lead. "It’s been much awaited in the Switch community, so we are happy to bring this to fans along with the exclusive bonus art card included."
The physical version will retail for $39.99 USD / €39.99 when it launches later this year. Remember, Crysis Remastered Trilogy will also be arriving on Switch this fall.
Will you be getting a copy for your collection?
Cool. Last I heard the game runs well after some post-launch patching.
Full game on cart? Count me in!
Nice! If they decide on physical now I bet it would have the full game on the cart!
For trilogy; of course. Looking forward to it.
Hope other enteries manage to look as good as first part does, if not better.
So there’s the physical version of just the first game and later the physical version of the trilogy?
@Zach777 Seems that way. I do wonder how much of the game / games will actually be on the carts though?
I’ll hold out for the physical version of the trilogy
Great news! I'll get it then
Exactly why I held off buying digital. I always buy physical when I can.
I wouldn’t expect a “trilogy” game card. Individually released, sure, but that’s a lot of game to squeeze into one card. And if there were plans to release trilogy physical, why bother with 1 physical? I kind of question if they’d go through with physical individually or just leave the other two as digital. Fingers crossed tho.
This sounds really cool, but I'd like to wait and see if they do manage to fit the trilogy on a single cartridge. Anyone know if that would even be worth it for 2 and 3 though? I've heard the sequels were a bit of a letdown compared to 1.
Is the switch version actually good now? The reception at launch wasn't exactly great.
Imagine going back to 2007 and telling people you've got a Game Boy that can run Crysis.
@chipia It's gotten better. Patches have improved the stability a good bit, and I think they added gyro aiming post launch (I don't remember it being there at launch, but maybe I'm wrong). They also added some graphical options. Here's an example of one patch they did. https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/12/crysis_remastered_update_1_6_patch_notes_-_switch_bug_fixes_and_a_docked_resolution_boost
@chipia yes I own the first game on switch and it runs very smooth now (with occasional light frame rate dip but not very noticeable and slight rendering issues but I beat the game very recently and those problems are rare
How well does the audio play? That’s a huge part of the appeal of playing this game. The decompressed audio they put into Dark Souls “Remastered” sounds very bad. Did Crysis have the same concession?
@chipia at launch, the switch version performed quite a bit better than on PS4 and Xbox One
@BloodNinja the audio is great rarely has problems
I already have a digital version. But yeah I'll hold out for a physical version of the trilogy also 😁
Thank you Crysis team
This is what I was waiting for
@Murkyelm Good to know, thank you.
Wait is it just Crysis Remastered that's getting a physical release or is it the whole trilogy that will get a physical release? They need to be more specific in their announcement. Would be nice if it was the whole trilogy that will be real and not just part 1.
@Ghost_of_Hasashi it’s a wait and see for me. As for the trilogy even if it is physical I will bet the other two will be digital codes.
Might be a stupid question, but are 2 and 3 worth the wait for the trilogy? Or is it just a case of more of the same?
I guess at this point it’s kind of moot anyway as I’ve waited this long to try 😅
@Pirate1 I really enjoyed the first Crysis, but the 2nd and 3rd game didn’t gel with me. Not sure how others liked them, or not!
Awesome to Nintendo Switch owner. Even I am own of Nintendo Switch but this game will staying with PS4 because I am playing them as well, thought. Sorry about my English.
If it's the full and patched game on a cartridge, then this may be worth getting.
Wow! Fantastic! I hope more digital-only games will be getting physical releases. I skipped Crysis due to it being digital-only, now I've got no reason not to buy it.
@Magician Game already ran great before those patches. I bought it day 1 (I love the series) and was not dissapointed
Probably the whole first game with eShop codes for the second and third game. A typical Switch physical release.
@BloodNinja I was the other way, preferred 2 & 3 over the first.
@Mr-Fuggles777 Very nice, and what did you enjoy most about them?
Thats some sexy news.
"We’re delighted to bring Nintendo Switch owners the retail version, meaning players can bring Crysis Remastered on the go with them and not take up precious memory space,"
I'm taking this to mean that there's no silly '2nd and 3rd games are a download code', in which case, I'm in.
Anyone know if they added gyro controls?
Will be bought. I already have the digital, but then I can keep the physical sealed.
@BloodNinja being corridor shooters instead of open world really help with the narrative as well as making better use of the armour powers - I hardly ever went invisible in the first game as you could just spam armour using hit n run tactics between charges.
I suppose they felt more like "blockbusters" where you went from one set piece to another at a breakneck speed.
That kind of game also lends itself to a late night session, where you can hit a few bowls before going to shoot aliens and bad army guys without having to put a lot of thought into it and just get carried away in the spectacle. Open world games I tend to just walk around in circles and get bored if I'm under the influence.
@Mr-Fuggles777 awesome! Glad you enjoyed it.
❗A kind-of double-dip for me then as I already have C1 digitally.
Then again, I have bought 'Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid' twice and will be getting it a third time...
Great, so I'll be grabbing this then.
Awesome! Might pick up this release - got the download version before and it was fun, looked fantastic and played great. Can't wait for the two sequels!
Doom. You know what to do
@Magician incorrect. Game crashes often and is a bit buggy...
I'll be getting copies of both.
Count me in. Switch cartridges are delicious!
@GrailUK They did.
I feel like this is just a "new" standard in marketing. (Re-) release a game digitally on a (newer) platform, and when you need to lower the price to keep it relevant, re-release it physically at a raised price instead. Probably many people that will even buy the physical release that already bought the digital at full price...
With Crysis in particular, I felt like this is what they were planning to do from the start. Not just Crysis of course, and it's not that I entirely CAN'T stand behind it, other than from a marketing perspective, when some companies take this approach. Small companies that WANT their game on a cartridge in a box, as a product of their passion, but they can't take the risk of spending what is probably quite some money in advance while also marketing the still unknown product of their passion among so many other games into something profitable at the same time to pay their personal bills. I get that.
But I won't bite. Not if what they're feeding me feels like bait to lure me in. But that's just my choice, of course.
And hey, it's at least not a limited print for once, so maybe one day as a bargain, a used copy, who knows.
@Entwickler Oh, I am definately sold then! Thanks, mate
Physical remastered finally I can collect this game.
Open world games I tend to just walk around in circles and get bored if I'm under the influence.
The story of the first 20-or-so hours of Breath of the Wild, for me (only it wasn't boring)! I'd inhale...and then get lost in Hyrule! sigh fond quarantine memories (yes, super late to BotW)!
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