In a recent Twitter announcement, Capcom USA informed everyone that Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 will be released on the Nintendo Switch in 2019!
Capcom is bringing multiple fan favorites to Nintendo Switch! Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 will each be launching on Nintendo Switch in 2019! We'll have more info soon!
— Capcom USA (@CapcomUSA_) October 26, 2018
Considering Resident Evil 4 is consistently ported for every next generation console, the critically acclaimed game coming to Switch was more so a matter of “when,” than “if.” Arguably one of the greatest games of all time, Resident Evil 4 has been ported 13 times, with the Switch making it the 14th, which solidifies it as Capcom’s best selling survival horror title (with close to 9 millions copies sold); unfortunately, this new port means Shinji Mikami has backed out of 14 self-decapitations. Thankfully, Mikami never followed through, and his head remains attached.
No further detail has been given on whether the first Resident Evil will be the remake or the original PlayStation game, although Capcom has already brought the remake to newer consoles, so it seems likely we’ll be getting a port of the remake. It’s also worth mentioning that Resident Evil Remake and Resident Evil 0 run on the same graphics engine, so it’s completely plausible that Capcom will just port the remake along with Resident Evil 0 to save time.
While the original version of Resident Evil is a classic, the remake has been regarded as an ideal remake: minute gameplay tweaks and updated graphics accompanied by high-quality voice acting (the opposite of the Silent Hill HD Remakes).
Each of the Resident Evil games (assuming the first is the Remake) were (initially) released as Nintendo GameCube exclusives. It would seem that things have come full circle since these ports are making their way onto a Nintendo console; furthermore, these three Resident Evil titles come from a time when Capcom was developing the series with a grittier and exceptionally more macabre visual style.
These installments also symbolize a time before Resident Evil began its endeavor to tone down it’s brooding horror vibes with high octane action (save for Resident Evil 4‘s near perfect synthesis of action and survival horror gameplay). Having Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and 4 come to the Switch for monster killing on-the-go is an especially warm welcome considering the only Resident Evil titles available are Revelations 1 and 2.
No specific release date other than 2019 has been disclosed from the developer, however there will be more updates in the near future. Until then, you can check out more Resident Evil news with our article on the newest trailer and creative directionof Resident Evil 2 Remake! Hasta Luego!