Take your mind back to an era just ahead of the Nintendo GameCube launch and you might recall an exclusivity deal that allowed Capcom to publish five “exclusive” games on the GameCube. These games included classics such as Killer 7, Viewtiful Joe, P.N.o3 and of course the Resident Evil series.
The original Resident Evil game on PS1 was remade from the ground up with new tech and launched exclusively on the GameCube, with Resident Evil Zero (a prequel) launching on the GameCube not long thereafter. This was ultimately followed by the big daddy of them all – Resident Evil 4. As we all know those Resident Evil titles ended up being ported to the PlayStation and Xbox platforms and if you played the recent Resident Evil remake or Zero then you basically played an upscaled version of those two titles of the GameCube era, along with Resi 4. It seems that relationship is as dead as ever as Resident Evil VII will not appear on the Nintendo Switch.
In an interview with the producer, Masachika Kawata, he had the below to say when asked about a Switch version of the game:
[quote]I think it’s a very unique piece of hardware. I’m looking forward to the possibilities of the system itself, but we have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch.[/quote]
It could still change in the future, but we think that Capcom set their focus on one thing and one thing only – a new Monster Hunter game. Sorry Resi Nintendo fans, but it looks like you’ll have to own another format if you hope to get your Resi fix.
Resident Evil VII launches tomorrow (24 January) on PC, PS4 and Xbox One