Resident Evil is coming to Nintendo Switch, but not in the way you’d hope

When we spotted the words ‘Resident Evil’ and ‘Nintendo Switch’ in the same sentence this morning, our hearts briefly jumped into our throats.

Could Resident Evil 7: Biohazard really be coming to Nintendo’s new hybrid console? No. At least not yet.

Instead, Resident Evil Revelations and the sequel Resident Evil Revelations 2 are on their way to the Nintendo eShop by the end of the year.

The releases will feature all previously available downloadable content, with the games costing $19.99 each (via Nintendo Insider). They’ll also be available in a combo pack, but with no financial incentive to buy both.

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Revelations is a spin-off story from the main franchise which takes place between the events of Resident Evil IV and V.

It was originally available for the Nintendo 3DS (albeit in 2D) when it arrived in 2012.

Unfortunately the 2015 sequel, starring franchise mainstay Clare Redfield, failed to arrive on the handheld.

Late last month Capcom revealed it was “starting to prepare” to give the Switch more love, following the success of the Switch-exclusive Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers.

The title sold 450,000 copies of the game in its first available quarter, according to a WSJ report.

While all of this legacy content is nice to have, we’d appreciate some support for new titles too.

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