Capcom just recently released a cryptic video on YouTube. Showcasing a three-minute teaser for Resident Evil 7 Switch, the preview features scenes from the game and previous trailers. However, the ending of the video features the Nintendo Switch logo and an upcoming release date.
Resident Evil 7 Switch returns the franchise to Nintendo in Japan
Releasing on May 24th, Resident Evil 7 comes to the console exclusively in Japan. What’s known so far includes the aforementioned release date and the placement of the title on the Japanese Nintendo eShop page. Dubbed “Biohazard 7 Cloud Version”, this version of Resident Evil 7 will not be a conventional download. Rather, you will need to play it using an internet connection.
Resident Evil 7 came out in 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, and Steam. Having maintained an 86 on Metacritic, the game sold over 5.1 million copies, making it Capcom’s fifth-best selling game of all time. Resident Evil 7 on Switch marks the first numbered entry released on a Nintendo console in well over a decade. Despite the release of spin-offs, such as Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Switch, the last numbered titles to come out were on Wii. Resident Evil 4 originally debuted on GameCube – in 2005 – before being released for the Wii two years later. In addition, the original Resident Evil REmake, for GameCube, returned to the Wii in 2009 as well.
While there are currently no known plans for release in the west for Nintendo Switch, check out Resident Evil 7 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Keep checking back with us as we keep you up to date!
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