Horror fans all over the world rejoiced as Capcom announced that the original Resident Evil remake, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 are coming to Switch. Despite giving a fairly nebulous date of some time in 2019, the thought of playing classics such as Resident Evil 4 anytime, anywhere is exciting to say the least.
This trio of Capcom classics have all been remastered in recent years, with the most recent being Resident Evil 4, which was re-released in HD for Playstation 4 and Xbox One in 2016. This shows us that Capcom once again cannot resist throwing their well loved titles onto modern platforms. A strategy that, due to usually low price points for these remasters, has remained popular in recent years.
Bethesda vice president Pete Hines has stated that the November blockbuster will not be landing on Nintendo’s platform
An additional pull to fans is the unique position that the Switch holds as a portable, high definition console. Expect a few zealous fans around campus, shooting zombies in the library whilst they should be finishing an assignment, but with games of this quality, and at this price, who can blame them?
It’s not all good news for the Switch, unfortunately, as Bethesda have announced that Fallout 76 will not be coming to the platform. In seeming contradiction with previous positions regarding the Switch, Bethesda vice president Pete Hines has stated that the November blockbuster will not be landing on Nintendo’s platform.
Hines has cited hardware limitations as being the main factor keeping 76 off of the Switch
Bethesda has previously been a flagship third party publisher for the Switch, with releases such as DOOM, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Skyrim gracing the Switch in its earliest months. The gaming giant has undoubtedly had a large hand in building a healthy library for Nintendo’s console.
So why the sudden change in direction? Well, Hines has cited hardware limitations as being the main factor keeping 76 off of the Switch and while this may be initially disconcerting for Switch players, with rumours of a Nintendo Switch Pro on the horizon, all hope may not be lost.