Nintendo Switch owners, prepare to get scared all over again on
May 21st as Resident Evil is finally arriving on Nintendo’s latest platform,
bringing with it the three highest rated games in horror gaming history.
This isn’t Capcom’s first attempt of diving heads first into the
Nintendo Switch platform with its Resident Evil franchise, as earlier last year
the company released a Japan exclusive cloud version of Resident Evil 7, a take
on the series that due to a multitude of technical issues just never took off.
Resident Evil spinoffs have also already made their way onto
Nintendo’s hybrid console however, coming in the form of Resident Evil
Revelations 1 and Revelations 2. Keeping most of the graphical quality intact
from its other console counterparts, this port properly demonstrated Capcom’s
ability to port successful titles to the Nintendo Switch.
With this Resident Evil trio however, Capcom is taking a more
laid back approach, simply porting their original gamecube releases, much like
the original versions of Final Fantasy 7 and 9 were ported directly from their
original versions onto the Nintendo Switch. While this may not lead to
jaw-dropping visuals, the less complex effects and simpler controls may lead
for their Nintendo Switch versions to become the definitive way to experience
these horror classics.
Little is known about a physical release, let alone pricing, but
nevertheless Capcom has already confirmed that all three titles will be
available for download on the Nintendo eShop when May 21st finally approaches.