Four recent Resident Evil games are headed to the Nintendo Switch, but there’s one very big caveat to this otherwise happy news.
Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village are all on their way to the Nintendo Switch later this yearwith the Resident Evil Village Switch demo already available for download.
However, the good news is marred by a technical issue: the games are only coming to the Switch as cloud-based games. The Switch hasn’t exactly had a great run with its cloud-based gaming service, with many fans experiencing latency and lag issues when playing cloud-based games on their Nintendo Switch consoles. As such, fan excitement for these games coming to the Switch has been somewhat dampened.
In the meantime, those looking forward to these games coming to the Switch could expect their release later this year, set to release on various dates. The Resident Evil Village Cloud version for the Nintendo Switch will be released October 28, 2022, just in time for Halloween. It has been announced that the Winters’ Expansion DLC will also be released for the console December 2, 2022. As for the other three games, Capcom only gave a vague “coming in 2022” release window.
The Resident Evil franchise enjoyed a notable revival with the release of Resident Evil 7. Its sequel, Resident Evil Village, was one of the best-selling video games of 2021. Using the same engine for Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village, Capcom redesigned Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. All of these games have since released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and the Xbox Series X and are just now arriving on the Nintendo Switch.
Hopefully the Nintendo Switch cloud service would be able to accommodate these games as not having these games working on the handheld hybrid console would be a nightmare.