Capcom to bring three classic Resident Evil games to Nintendo Switch on May 21
Resident Evil 2 Remake is tearing up sales charts, and Capcom has definitely noticed the renewed interest in the franchise. Yesterday, the gaming company announced via Twitter that Resident Evil Zero (RE0), Resident Evil 1 (RE1), and Resident Evil 4 (RE4) will be coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop on May 21.
Resident Evil Zero acts as a prequel to the legendary series, detailing the events that took place in the iconic Racoon City mansion leading up to the original Resident Evil 1. Capcom released a remake of RE1 for the Gamecube in March 2002 with completely redesigned graphics, gameplay mechanics, and tweaks to the story. RE0 was released on the Gamecube in November 2002 hot off the heels of the RE1 remake. These Gamecube releases are the versions that will be ported to the Switch eShop. Capcom will offer them separately or bundled together under the title Resident Evil Origins Collection.
Resident Evil 4 is the most critically acclaimed Resident Evil game in history and is often considered to be one of the best video games ever made. It follows Leon Kennedy, the protagonist of Resident Evil 2, as he traipses through the Spanish countryside in search of the U.S. President’s daughter, who was kidnapped by a mysterious cult. In typical Resident Evil fashion, the player must manage sparse inventory, fight off hordes of horrific monsters, and solve mind-bending puzzles as they journey through a game world spawned from nightmares.
The games will be released on May 21, but pre-orders start on February 28. Currently, these dates only pertain to North American gamers, but Capcom will release the games on the Switch eShop in Europe in the near future.