Three Resident Evil games are heading to Nintendo Switch next year

Eric Abent - Oct 26, 2018, 2:58 pm CDT
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Three Resident Evil games are heading to Nintendo Switch next year

Since it launched somewhat late in the console cycle, it isn’t really surprising that the Switch has become an attractive platform for ports of existing games. As of today, we can count Capcom among the many developers who have decided to bring their older games over to the Switch. The company revealed that it will bringing not one, but three Resident Evil games to the Nintendo Switch next year.

Unfortunately, we don’t have many details about these ports just yet, but we do know which of the vast Resident Evil library will be coming over. Those titles are the original Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4. All of these games have appeared on Nintendo consoles in the past, so their freshly-revealed Switch ports make a lot of sense.

Capcom revealed the news in a post to Twitter today. All it had to say was that all three titles will be arriving on the console in 2019. Beyond that, we’ll have wait for further information, though Capcom did say that it’ll have more to share soon.

Though details are slim, it’s likely that when Capcom names Resident Evil, it’s referring to the remake that debuted on the Gamecube back in 2002. Resident Evil 0, a prequel to the original, launched later that same year for the Gamecube as well. A few years later, in 2005, Capcom released Resident Evil 4, again for the Gamecube, and it quickly became one of the most popular games in the series.

For more details on these games, we’re left waiting on Capcom. Hopefully new information comes around the bend sooner rather than later, but at least we know that you Resident Evil fans will get to relive some of the franchise’s high points on Switch at some point next year. Stay tuned.


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