Capcom Not Bringing Resident Evil To Nintendo Switch

"We have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch."

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Capcom has said it is potentially interested in making games for the Nintendo Switch, but it doesn't look like the Resident Evil series is among them, at least not yet.

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Producer Masachika Kawata told Express Online about the Switch, "I think it's a very unique piece of hardware." However, Capcom isn't bringing Resident Evil to Switch now or anytime soon.

"I'm looking forward to the possibilities of the system itself, but we have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch," Kawata said (via NeoGAF).

Capcom is among the dozens of development partners for the Switch, so it's possible some Capcom games will come to the console.

Resident Evil 7 launches on January 24 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It was recently confirmed that it's an Xbox Play Anywhere game for Xbox One and PC.

The next Resident Evil movie, The Final Chapter, meanwhile, comes out on January 27--watch the newest video for it here.

As for the Switch, it comes out on March 3 for $300.

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meedokicky

Well, the way I see it, Nintendo seems to get all the cool RE games first, and then ported to other consoles some years later. So I expect another exclusive. Remake, 0, 4, Revelations. Mercenaries never made it to other consoles though, still would like to play it some day.

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Barighm

@meedokicky: Other consoles are getting the RE2make though, not Nintendo this time. That's pretty cool.

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meedokicky

@Barighm: Yeah cool :) I hope it is good and does well on sales, so maybe they decide to make RE3 Remake XD that was my first and fav RE game.

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Mirimon78

@meedokicky: this article is literally telling us the opposite is happening now. Everybody else is getting games, switch getting ignored.

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meedokicky

@Mirimon78: Yeah, idk, was the Game Cube popular? I only knew about it until much later when they were very rare to find, and I really wanted to play RE Remake, glad they ported it over.

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Mirimon78

@meedokicky: diificult question... I'd say it was popular for bringing several high rated first party titles and exclusives. The successor merely took gamecube guts and slimmed it down, adding a slot loading drive. It lagged behing on sales, and on hardware tech as well as software formatting. I suppose it is a matter of perspective, which means overall it might be seen as mediocre.

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meedokicky

@Mirimon78: I see, thanks for the insight. I was asking because I assumed it wasn't very popular yet it got some nice exclusives. Hence if the Switch doesn't do too well too, it might still get some nice ones XD Because it is Nintendo and... japanese devs love it... heh :P

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Mirimon78

@meedokicky: true, but the cube had sgnificantly more support than the switch from all parties. The switch is lacking this, especially in launch lineup and next year projects, which is part of why the switch is not as compelling of a product, than and the price point for what little it offers.

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meedokicky

@Mirimon78: Ah okay, now I see what you mean :)

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Doctor_MG

@Mirimon78:

Well...it does remain to be seen whether this game is one of the "cool" Resident Evil games. I'm still waiting on the reviews. I love the Resident Evil series for the most part, but they lost their way a bit. This one looks better though.

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Mirimon78

@doctor_mg: I honestly haven't felt that fear factor from re in a long time. Last time was when those dogs jumped through the window at me in the hallway... that was what, the first re game??? Almost shit myself... I actually dropped the controller...

Its been giry, but lacking the essence of fear imo.

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Doctor_MG

@Mirimon78:

Yeah that was the first RE game. I felt the same way! Resident Evil 3 provided me with the same fear. Nemesis just drops by randomly. You could be low on health with very little ammo...man good luck.

This one looks better because they are changing it up, but I'm still not sold. Resident Evil 4 had a few jump scares, but hardly anything noteworthy (though it was a great action game), Resident Evil 5 wasn't scary at all, and Resident Evil 6 is just straight laughable. Like, a friend of mine and I love that game because we literally just laugh at how terrible the writing is, and some of the mechanics.

Let's hope this can put the scare back into Resident Evil. Otherwise, I'll pick it up in the bargain bin in a few months.

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cfscorpio

@meedokicky: That was a partnership that Capcom regretted. It was a huge mistake that cost Capcom a lot of money.

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meedokicky

@cfscorpio: Yeah took their sweet time to port them over XD Still, good they did!

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thecman25

lol

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Mogan

At this point I figure there can't be too many people who don't have a platform that RE7 will be coming out on, so I'm not sure that this really matters. I mean, the Switch is just the Wii U again; it's the platform you buy if you want to play Nintendo first party stuff and that's it. And just like the Wii U, it's come out years after the other two systems this generation, so most everybody already has a way to play everything else.

The Switch isn't competing with the PS4 or Xbox One, it's competing with it's own lack of meaningful software. Eventually the Switch will either hit your personal threshold of available, good looking Nintendo games that makes it worth a buy, or it wont.

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ryanthegeneral

@Mogan: yeah I think people are expecting this to be a ps or Xbox replacement and realist who pre ordered never once expected this. I for one am getting it for Zelda on the go- Mario(which new one looks awesome)- dragon quest - xenoblade

This will be an awesome RPG machine. Now if mass effect or something of the sort did come I would definitely get it to play on the go. But first and foremost I'm getting for games that are confirmed that I can take anywhere

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Isariamkia

@ryanthegeneral: If I remember well, they confirmed that ME:A won't come on Switch. I didn't read anything for the trilogy.

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ryanthegeneral

@isariamkia: yeah andromeda was confirmed to not be in the works currently. Just saying that's a game that would benefit from the portability

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Ice12Tray

Eh. We all know Monster Hunter will be their big game on it.

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cfscorpio

Another one bites the dust.

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Mogan

@cfscorpio: Bits the dust?

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DaVillain-

@Mogan: Yes, bits the dust. What did you expect?

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Mogan

@davillain-: That e he added.

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Isariamkia

@agravier: Oh god, another person who can predict future !

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Abomination713

@agravier: The Wii sold, but it sold no games. There's a difference there. I can make the world's biggest chocolate bunny, but it won't mean shit if it's hollow.

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desert_thief

@agravier: And you call yourself a gamer......

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Isariamkia

@agravier: You are not a gamer because you own all the consoles and a beast of a computer. You're just a random guy who has money to buy things. Money doesn't make you a gamer.

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Isariamkia

@agravier: Wow, that proves your life is well filled then. Good for you. And still, you have to insult random people on the internet, in every comment you answer me you insult me without any reasons, I hope you feel much better now. Aren't you the kind of guy who speaks much when on internet but then in real life no one even knows you exist ?

You're probably right, you were gaming before I was born, so you are older than me which is sad because you're really immature, people over my age should be mature.

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Isariamkia

@agravier: That's funny you have to react like that, it looks like I triggered you, only poor personality get triggered by some random dude on the internet.

You come here stating you're a big great gamer and you tell us how rich you are and you expect me to take you as a mature person ? A mature person wouldn't insult random people. And I don't troll anyone for your information.

However, I like your reaction, you know that I don't care about you and your life ? but you still need to tell me that you have a wife and kids and all, good for you dude, you have a family and that's great but I don't really care because I don't know you and you don't know me and I don't know why should you tell me these things.

If you have nothing to prove me why tell me that ? You see, that's for these things that I can't take you seriously, you keep insulting me and putting in my face things about your private life. Who would do that ? Oh and did I say that you keep insulting me without any reason ?

And before I end this, having a house, a wife and kids don't make a person mature sadly. That's why some families are ruined by immature people, I hope it won't happen to you.

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Isariamkia

@agravier: You made a great step forward, you stopped insulting me ! Good job dude, good job, now let's go to the second step, stop calling me a troll and accept the fact I triggered you because that's too obvious, you have to admit it because you won't live in peace if you don't.

"Always accept the facts, if you did wrong just accept it and go on, if you insist, the fall will hurt more".

That's funny because I like the way you talk... However I have to thank you to telling me that you're older than me without even knowing my age, because without that I would have thought you just were a simple kid raging against random dudes on the internet to feel superior but I were wrong !

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EcksTheory

@isariamkia: aww. poor little poor person.

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Isariamkia

@EcksTheory: How do you come to the conclusion that I'm poor ?

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Isariamkia

@agravier: You're funny to read dude. "only a die hard enthusiast gamer would invest in a system like mine". You sound like the kind of guy who has to compensate for something. However, you do what you want with your money but you aren't a gamer. Or maybe yes, you are a gamer by definition of course, we all are I should say but mentally you are just a random guy who has to bash people on the internet to feel better, that's sad.

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jtmellon

@agravier: "just wave it around without any skill..." that is how I met my wife.