Times are changing. There once was a time when Resident Evil 4 was Capcom’s whipping’ boy when it tried to break onto a new console with a classic favorite. After all, it’s only one of the best video games ever made. Why not?
However, this is not the first game from the series appearing on the Switch. Instead, Capcom is turning to Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 to grace Nintendo’s new console first.
Both will be available before the end of 2017.
No more wariness of the Switch
Capcom originally approached the Switch with a cautious attitude, but Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers met the publisher’s expectations and convinced it to support further projects.
While they are no Resident Evil 4, the first one is at least a really solid game. Resident Evil Revelations has become something of a fan favorite in the post-Resident Evil 4 chronology for the series, being one of the few to combine the horror and action with an admirable balance, relative to Resident Evil 4 of course.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is decent at best. It acted as an experiment to see how Resident Evil worked on a budget and as an episodic release. Capcom obviously didn’t return to the model given the different direction that Resident Evil 7 took.
Look for these two games on the Nintendo Switch this fall or winter. If you snatch them, we might finally get a portable version of Resident Evil 4 in the near future!