Resident Evil Returns to Nintendo

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Back in March, it was rumored that Capcom was looking into porting the survival horror game Resident Evil 7 to the Nintendo Switch. While we haven’t heard any more on that subject since then, we did get some Resident Evil news this week.

In a tweet and blog post that went up Tuesday, Capcom announced that Resident Evil: Revelations 1 and 2 are both going to be remastered and released for the PS4 and Xbox One. In addition, both Revelations and Revelations 2 are going to be released for the Nintendo Switch in late 2017. All these releases include all the DLC that was put out for the games when they were released in 2012 and 2015, respectively.

This is big news for Nintendo, which saw Revelations released on the Wii U in 2013 but otherwise has only seen a spattering of the series in the form of The Umbrella/Darkside Chronicles. They haven’t seen any other mainstream RE game since the remastered version of the first Resident Evil in 2008, and Resident Evil 4 in 2007.

Resident Evil: Revelations follows Jill Valentine and her partner, Parker Luciani as they search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat aboard the cruise ship the Queen Zenobia, who’s entire contingent of passengers have been infected with one of the transformative viruses that the series is known for.

Revelations 2 is a series of episodes, featuring the coinciding stories of Claire Redfield, Moira Burton, Barry Burton, and a little girl known as Natalia as they try to survive and escape the virus-infected Zabytij Island.

Resident Evil: Revelations will be available in digital and physical form for the PS4 and Xbox One on August 29th for $19.99

Revelations and Revelations 2 will be available for the Switch as the Resident Evil: Revelations Collection later in the year, and will include a physical copy of Revelations, with a voucher to download Revelations 2 for $39.99. Both games will also be available separately as digital downloads for $19.99 each.

Shaun Horton is the author of the sci-fi/horror novels Hannah and Class 5, as well as the cryptid horror Cenote. He writes from the beautiful pacific northwest, crammed between the city of Seattle and the woods of the Olympic National Forest. He's been a life-long fan of Horror, starting with seeing Gremlins at 4 years old. Years later, he discovered the work of Stephen King, keeping himself up at night reading the tome which is IT. Since then, he's continued expanding the interest through authors such as Dean Koontz, movies like Nightmare on Elm Street and Alien, and the video game series of Dead Space and Resident Evil.