Last week, we reported that Nintendo Switch owners had some Resident Evil awesomeness awaiting them in 2019 and, fortunately, it didn’t take very long for some official details to materialize. If you’re hoping for a port of the Resident Evil 2 remake, you’re not getting that, but do know that three classic entries into the hallowed survival horror franchise are being re-released this spring.
To be more specific, you won’t need to dig out your older consoles in order to play either Resident Evil Zero, the remake of Resident Evil 1 or Resident Evil 4 any longer. In my view, this is good news for veterans and newbies alike because the latter two just mentioned are among some of the finest installments in the entire series. Yes, I have love for Zero, but it doesn’t quite reach the heights of those others.
The reveal itself was posted on the official Resident Evil Twitter page today, which confirmed that all three titles will be available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop beginning on May 21st. But if you’d like to pre-order, you have the option to do just that on February 28th.
Also interesting to note is that the comments section contained confirmation of the Resident Evil Origins Collection coming to North American retail stores, should you desire a physical disc. If you’re unfamiliar with that, it was previously released on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and contained HD upgrades for both Resident Evil Zero and the Resident Evil 1 remake. Being someone who owns it for Xbox One, I can confirm the visuals are more impressive than on the initial Gamecube releases.
When it comes to Resident Evil 4, however, there’s been no word given on a physical copy for Nintendo Switch fans. But seeing as how Sony and Microsoft lovers have gotten that privilege, it can’t be ruled out at this point. Leon Kennedy’s trip to Europe did especially well on Gamecube and Wii, so it wouldn’t be crazy to think Capcom will continue porting the hell out of anything bearing the Resident Evil name.