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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nikolistary

Lol the splash screen of developers is such a crock of shit. By that I mean seeing any developer on that page means you're getting ONE game from them, and it's probably their lowest game. Like Bethesda will give you Fallout Shelter, Ubisoft gives you Rayman, and Capcom will give you RE4: Play it for the 200the time Edition.

Switch=No development support=DOA

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aross2004

@nikolistary: So Skyrim is Bethesda's "lowest" game? That's interesting...

Ubi is porting Steep. Pretty sure that's not their "lowest" game.

Maybe do a little research next time...

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Mirimon78

@aross2004: oh.. hah, skyrim, the 7th gen game from 6 years ago? The one where all of the assets are redone, downgraded and degraded until the switch was barely able to run it? Don't get me wrong here, story and gameplay are 2/3 of that game's award winning selling points.... but it was also graphics.. the visuals were and still are great. The switch version is so different in visuals its like playing it in a 16bit mod.. it looks significantly worse than the pre-hd patched, launch day version on xbox 360... then it is also competing for space against Elderscrolls:Hyrule edition (the new zelda game, which is what any nintendo owner will be focused on...)

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aross2004

@Mirimon78: Pulling stuff out of thin air for the win! Bethesda has already stated that the Switch version sits somewhere between original console version and the remaster.

But of course, you know better.

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veryDERPY

@aross2004: so it isn't the remastered...right. you enjoy that 6 year old game you never played before

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aross2004

@veryDERPY: I will enjoy playing Skyrim on the go. Good stuff!

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Thanatos2k

@aross2004: The original console version was terrible. I saw my brother playing it on a PS3 and it looked and ran like garbage.

They're not going to even be close to PC performance of the original, let alone the remaster. On a "next gen" console? Laughable.

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aross2004

@Thanatos2k: Obviously it won't be close to PC version. It's supposedly sitting somewhere between original and remastered console versions, not PC version.

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Thanatos2k

@aross2004: So between trash and mediocrity? Wow, what a great title for them to get.

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aross2004

@Thanatos2k: I'll play it.

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Thanatos2k

@aross2004: Again? I'll play something I haven't played before.

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Mirimon78

@aross2004: lol, no..

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Doctor_MG

@Mirimon78:

Aside from the lighting, I didn't see anything in that game that was significantly worse than the PS4 port that I've been playing for months. At least, based on the video we saw. I don't really know what you mean by "downgraded and degraded"...is there a tech analysis video that goes in depth that I don't know about?

Also, for your second point, Skyrim comes out in the fall and Skyrim: Hyrule edition comes out March 3rd. I think it is a safe bet that they won't be competing since there is such a large release gap. Heck, I bet Bethesda did this just so the products wouldn't compete.

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Mirimon78

@doctor_mg: zelda will be its only real major title for the duration of the year, unless something unannounced comes along. It will be the flagship platform seller.

As for skyrim, all of the assets were stripped down and redone. Lighting, particle effects, shading, texture mapping, draw distances, object density.

The side by side images are drastic and the 2 gen old hardware shows it better than this 9th gen nintendo. Its like ms paint vs adobe photoshop....

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Doctor_MG

@Mirimon78:

Well, there is Zelda, but ARMS is a new IP, Splatoon 2 is also a major title. Splatoon 1 sold 5 million on the Wii U. Mario Kart is just a remaster. Then there is Mario Odyssey which comes out this year. Xenoblade 2 as well. But I guess that just depends on what you consider a platform seller.

I can't find any comparisons on the Skyrim on the Switch vs Xbox 360 or PS3. This is what I see though http://fraghero.com/comparing-skyrim-nintendo-switch-vs-pc-shows-massive-quality-difference/

It actually shows that the Switch version maintains a lot of the improvements from the special edition (i.e. lighting and added vegetation)

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Gamingfan

@nikolistary: All the mainstream multiplats are shit anyway.

Resident evil 7- crap

for honor- crap

ghost recon: wild lands- crap

mass effect: andromeda- crap

injustice 2- crap

tekken 7- crap

red dead redemption 2- good

call of duty 2017- crap

battlefront 2017- crap

fifa- crap

madden- crap

nba 2k- crap

destiny 2- crap

prey- crap

You guys just have bad taste in games.

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Gbullet

@gamingfan: Wow, give me that time machine you have hidden in your closet so I can also play all those games.

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mickyfinn84

@gamingfan: Lol how many of them have you played?

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Mogan

@mickyfinn84: It's a nice, round number. : p

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@gamingfan: Tekken 7 isn't crap. I agree with the rest except for possibly Mass Effect. We'll see.

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DaVillain-

@gamingfan: Some of the games you listed are not gonna be crap from the way the public views them and I'll list the ones will be good & bad.

Resident evil 7- crap: Good from playing the demo and it looks to be good

for honor- crap: For an online only game, I can agree!

ghost recon: wild lands- crap: For a FPS, I highly doubt it.

mass effect: andromeda- crap: Nope, this was highlighted to be the the most anticipated game of 2017.

injustice 2- crap: With all the Pre-order BS from Mortal Kombat X, I can agree to this.

tekken 7- crap: Nope and the series will do well on it's own merit.

red dead redemption 2- good: Indeed.

call of duty 2017- crap: Yep.

battlefront 2017- crap: Yep but then again, it's Star Wars so fans will flock to this.

fifa- crap: Not really.

madden- crap: Not really.

nba 2k- crap: Not really

destiny 2- crap: Hell yeah it's gonna be crap.

prey- crap: Are you crazy? This game got a lot of praises.

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Gamingfan

@davillain-: You lost all credibility when you said fifa and madden were good lol.

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DaVillain-

@gamingfan: Simple, those Sports games are NOT for you! There still getting good sales and this is coming from a guy who hates sport games. And I can tell your salty so deal with it!

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Xirtahm

@gamingfan: Says the guy criticizing games that aren't even out, or finished for that matter. Care to share your time travel skills with the group?

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Gamingfan

@Xirtahm: Activision, ubisoft and ea all make terrible games. Fighting games aren't anything big and the rest besides red dead 2 are just meh. If the ps4 didn't have exclusives this year I'd sell it.

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Xirtahm

@gamingfan: Okay. Stop playing video games then, since you're clearly unhappy with everything.

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Gamingfan

@Xirtahm: Na, the exclusives are fine. The multiplats are shit.

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nikolistary

@gamingfan: lol u mad, sounds like you just plain hate video games

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Gamingfan

@nikolistary: Dude, that list is complete dogshit.

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Pedro

@gamingfan: Seems like you are angry that you are stuck with first party games. LMAO

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Gamingfan

Dont care. Not even buying it on the ps4.

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iskaroth

@gamingfan: Glad you shared this information with us. People around the world were holding their breath waiting for your answer on RE purchase.

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DaVillain-

@gamingfan: But I am buying it on PC.

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Gamingfan

@davillain-: Not buying it on anything.

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Ghostface80

@gamingfan: No one gives a shit

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Mogan

@gamingfan: Maybe buying it on something.

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westsiderz28

I don't see the fuss ain't anyone gonna buy it for switch anyway the only games people will buy for switch are Nintendos and that's because it's a weak system the 3rd party games will play way better on PS4 or Xbox

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Random_Matt

@westsiderz28: Why no one buys their home consoles, they should stick to handheld and mobile.

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westsiderz28

@Random_Matt: there consoles do sell when they get things right the original wii sold millions more than PlayStation or Xbox at the time

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Random_Matt

@westsiderz28: Casuals are not loyal, they have gone. But Nintendo has brought back some Wii motion garbage with the switch, perhaps they know something.

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amaneuvering

See, this is the problem with Switch already; all the genuinely big AAA third party games that you would love to see on the system clearly aren't coming to it. It's sad.

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DaVillain-

Give me a RE4 HD port and I'm happy!

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westsiderz28

@davillain-: thers one on the store mate

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DaVillain-

@westsiderz28: I meant for Nintendo Switch if they actually made a FULL FLEDGED remake of RE4, with updated graphics/mechanics/controls/etc, the same way the did with RE1 and are doing with RE2, then I'm a happy camper!

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YearoftheSnake5

Another day, another game not coming to the Switch.

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DaVillain-

@YearoftheSnake5: To be fair, RE7 was in development longer before NX (still a code name at the time) announce it's development and I don't think no one expected to see RE7 port anyways.

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Xirtahm

@YearoftheSnake5: It's coming to the PS4, XB1 and PC.... is there ANYONE out there hoping it would come to the Switch? >_>