In celebration of Blade Runner’s 40th anniversary, independent video game publisher and remaster studio Nightdive Studios, in partnership with Alcon Interactive, a subdivision of Alcon Entertainment, today announced that Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition, the highly-anticipated modern restoration of the classic 1997 video game, has digitally launched for Switch.

Originally released in 1997 by Westwood Studios, Blade Runner was one of its era’s most innovative adventure games. Long praised as a masterclass in game design for its painstaking recreation of the sci-fi cinematic masterpiece, the game delivered an unforgettable gaming experience with groundbreaking graphics, an original musical score, and an original branching narrative seamlessly interwoven with the events of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film.

Becoming widely available to a whole new generation of gamers worldwide, fans of the cult adventure game can enjoy a polished and premium restoration with the original Westwood videos reconstructed and upscaled to 4K resolution (not on Switch) and 60 FPS, along with a variety of new features such as a modern HD display and a new KIA clue interface. Nightdive has also sourced the original foreign-language translations, offering international fans the game in Spanish, German, French, and Italian, as well as Chinese subtitles — just as Westwood intended.

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition is priced at just $10 and takes up 3.7 GB of space. For those who’d rather go with a physical option, Limited Run Games previously announced plans for such a package. You can find details on that here.

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