Unbeknownst to many a Resident Evil fan, especially here in South Africa, Resident Evil Zero, the original remake (aptly called ‘Resident Evil‘) and the game regarded as one of the best in the series, Resident Evil 4, launched on Nintendo’s GameCube first before heading to other formats. The GameCube was a haven for anything Resident Evil in those years with Resident Evil 2, 3 and Code Veronica X all being ported to the underrated console at the time. Well, the big Resi games are heading home.
If you have somehow missed out on the three popular games (who are you?) then you’ll be able to play the games on the Switch when it launches on 21 May. It’ll be the first time that players will be able to play any of those Resident Evil titles as a portable game, unless you count the Vita’s remote play as portable. It’s surprising to not see Resident Evil 5 and 6 appear in the list of ported games, as neither title ever appeared on a Nintendo console and I think co-op in Resident Evil 5 would be fun on the Switch.
Now, to try explain to my wife why I need Resident Evil 4… again…
Herewith the official announcement: