Monday, February 25, 2019

Resident Evil, Zero & 4 Nintendo Switch Release Date

Capcom announced the Nintendo Switch release date for upcoming ports of Resident Evil classic titles.

Although developer/publisher Capcom are not considering a port of newly released Resident Evil 2 Remake on Nintendo Switch anytime soon, they already planned on releasing some of the classic titles from their beloved survival horror franchise.

Fan-favorite titles Resident Evil, Zero & 4 for Nintendo's next-gen handheld console were originally revealed back in October 2018 and were due an official release date, which they have recently announced to coming on May 21, 2019.

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Resident Evil, Zero & 4 Nintendo Switch Release Date

RELATED: Resident Evil, Zero & 4 Coming to Nintendo Switch

These three titles mentioned above were originally released for Nintendo GameCube console from 2002 through 2005. Later, all of them saw a high-definition version release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One within 2015 to 2016.

Resident Evil HD Remaster is a remake of the 1996 original with a major graphical overhaul and new gameplay mechanics. Players assumed the role of S.T.A.R.S. agents Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine too uncover the deadly secrets of Spencer Mansion.

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Resident Evil Zero came out serving as a prequel to Raccoon City mansion incident starring officer Rebecca Chambers and ex- Marine Corps member Billy Coen. A unique partner system allowed players to control both of them for solving many in-game puzzles and fight monsters.

Resident Evil 4 is the first game in the series to introduce a different type of primary enemies other than zombies, replaced the fixed camera angles with over-the-shoulder view and merged survival horror elements with third-person shooter games.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Have No Plans for Switch Release

A physical copy titled Resident Evil Origins Collection featuring Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil HD Remaster is also part of their release plan. However, only North American customers can purchase this bundle and would not be out in retail for European regions.

Capcom has yet to share the price for these titles on Nintendo hybrid console but they will be available for digital pre-order on eShop from February 28, 2019. Players can now test their skills to survive zombie outbreak on the go now that these classics are coming on Switch.