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Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 headed to Switch

Capcom brings some all-time classics to yet another platform

Leon and Ashley in Resident Evil 4
Leon and Ashley in Resident Evil 4.

Some of the greatest games in the Resident Evil series are coming to Nintendo Switch. Capcom announced Friday on Twitter that Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4 will all be available on the hybrid console in 2019.

When are they coming? No clue. Which versions will be available? We can only assume the HD remasters, but again: Capcom hasn’t said. The publisher said it will provide “more info soon,” but all we have right now is the good news that these three favorites will soon be playable on the go.

Resident Evil debuted on PlayStation in 1996; Resident Evil 0 followed in 2002 for GameCube. Resident Evil 4, initially another GameCube exclusive, came along in 2004.

Capcom has re-released each of the three games multiple times over. The 2002 GameCube remake of Resident Evil is already available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as are remasters of Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4. (Heck, Resident Evil 4 is even playable on a Brazilian console called the Zeebo.)

The most recent game in the series, Resident Evil 7 biohazard, was briefly playable on Switch as well. It was the first game to make use of a Japanese cloud-streaming service for the console, which allows owners to pay a fee that grants them access to the game. This version, which required a persistent online connection, was only available for a limited time, however, and it has yet to come to the West.

In the meantime, let’s all enjoy the extremely good FMV opening to the original PlayStation-version of Resident Evil.

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