Three Classic Resident Evil Games Are Releasing On Nintendo Switch

Plus two more Resident Evil games.

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Capcom has announced Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 are getting Nintendo Switch ports. All three ports are currently scheduled for 2019, but a specific release dates haven't been revealed yet. Capcom tweeted that more info is coming "soon."

The original Resident Evil first released in 1996, and it went on to spawn an entire franchise of zombie-killing video games. Some, like the 2002 prequel Resident Evil 0, are also third-person survival horror games, while others are more action-centric or play out in first-person. 2005's Resident Evil 4 is widely considered as the best in the series, and received critical acclaim upon release.

When Resident Evil first released, we gave it an 8.2/10 in our review, praising it for "the gorgeous, photorealistic, dilapidated rooms and abomination-filled corridors" and describing it as a "genuinely" scary experience. In our Resident Evil 0 review, we gave the prequel an 8/10, wishing the game had acknowledged all "the things that have made Resident Evil a nuisance to some" but enjoying the gameplay and story all the same. We awarded a 9.6/10 in our Resident Evil 4 review, assuring that the game would blow away anyone who's "entertained by any other mature-rated action game."

While Switch owners may appreciate them, this certainly won't be the first time these games been ported to another platform. The original Resident Evil is available on Playstation, PC, and Nintendo DS. There's also an HD remaster for GameCube and Wii, as well as a remake for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC. Resident Evil 0 is available on GameCube and Wii, with an HD remaster on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC. Resident Evil 4 can be played on GameCube, PS2, PC, Wii, and mobile, with a HD remaster available for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3.

The last new game in the main-line franchise was Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which went first-person but retained the survival horror roots of the original game. A remake for Resident Evil 2 is in the works and scheduled to release for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on January 25 in 2019.

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Sure why not. At this point it's tradition that I buy another copy of Resident Evil 4.

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lol RE4, that has been on everything--I have to say I am tempted to have that on Switch. I still have my copy for GC.

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RE4 on ps4 launched at around $20 but seeing this is on nintendo consoles I would not be surprised about a price hike.

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OMFG can they please stop with the ports of old games from 5-15 years ago?! I've never seen such a dumb fanbase as there are so many people who rebuy these games they already have owned or played just because it's "portable"! If people want to throw their money away you may as well just give it to me instead.

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@Abomination713: what about the people that haven't played it or younger gamers just starting out into the gaming world?

how about you dont be so narrow minded? :)

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@Abomination713: But can I play you on my Switch?

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@Abomination713: So what about buying it on other systems because its in HD?

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@Abomination713: You're angry at this as if you are somehow required by law to purchase all remakes for the Switch. What country do you live in that has that kind of tax law?!?!? Scary.

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@Abomination713: that's all the switch can run (but yes, i agree. it is pathetic seeing fanboys happy to pay full price for ancient games which they probably already own on two or more other platforms... there is something wrong with them).

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@Xristophoros: and what about the non fan boys who haven't played it, or younger generations of gamers owning a switch that just starting out in gaming or even older generation venturing into a gaming hobby?

Man anal people on here with narrow minds with egocentric personalities.

Some people other than YOU have NEVER played it.

I own it on GC and have for years and iv never played it!!!!

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@Xristophoros: So there's something wrong with playing a fun game in a time/place that previously you couldn't play it (lunch breaks, on the train/bus/plane, etc)? I guess I have to sell my Switch then because I'm not allowed to have fun apparently.

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@Xristophoros: I wouldn't mind playing RE4 on Switch, but it should be 10-15 at the very most(even then i'd wait for it to go on sale). Its been ported to hell at this point. And as you stated, some of us already own RE4 on other platforms. I'm not entirely sold on this.

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think i will get switch version of 0 and 1 remake

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I've bought REmake and RE4 mutliple times already, but would pick em up on sale just to have portable versions.

Wouldn't mind seeing a Code Veronica Switch port.

Also RE2 Remake would be nice.

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I’d probably get RE4 for $20. I feel like such a sucker tho, i bought it 3 times already. Last time was for the wii and I barely played through it

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Well looks like I'm buying Resident Evil 4 again lol

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Needs Joy-Con aiming for RE4.

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Gamecube, PlayStation 2, PC, Wii, iPhone, iPad, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Android, PC again, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch.

That's the real RE4 list.

Also, no Jordan, there isn't an HD anything on Gamecube.

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@naryanrobinson: they forgot the smart watch and the microwave port

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HD remaster for Gamecube... nice one, Jordan!

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RE4 has seen more ports than a retired sailor

That being said I'm a sucker and will still play it for the 11th time.