Capcom has confirmed that four Resident Evil games will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this year. The last few installments of the Resident Evil franchise received positive reviews after the mixed reception of Resident Evil 6 in 2012, so Nintendo fans will certainly be happy to try them out.
The news was revealed at the latest Nintendo Direct, where many other exciting announcements were made. Nintendo took this opportunity to announce Fire Emblem Engage and show a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. There were a lot of first-person announcements at the show, but the Resident Evil news was one of the most noteworthy in terms of third-party content.
As revealed at the latest Nintendo Direct, there will be four Resident Evil games coming to Nintendo Switch via the cloud this year. The first game on this list is Resident Evil Village and it comes out on October 28th, just a few days before Halloween. The Winters’ Expansion DLC for Resident Evil Village, containing additional story content and a new third-person mode, will be released on December 2nd. In addition, the demo of Resident Evil Village is already available to Switch owners.
The video also confirms that the cloud versions of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3 are coming to Switch this year. However, none of these games have a set release date, so fans can expect them to hit stores sometime after Resident Evil Village. The trailer also gives fans an idea of what cloud gaming looks like on the Switch.
Because all four Resident Evil games are cloud-based, they will only be available to users in supported regions. Fans in these regions can also play relatively new games such as Dying Light 2, Hitman 3, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on the Switch via the cloud, although the full selection is rather limited.
Some console games have been ported to the Switch and released as native versions. In such cases, the development team creates a custom version that makes the best use of the Switch hardware and port it accordingly. While this comes at the cost of visual quality, it’s still amazing to see games like Doom Eternal available on the Switch. However, not all publishers go for it, leaving the cloud version as the only way to play these games on the Switch. Still, it’s better than not having any version of these games on the Nintendo console.
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