Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 physical release "not viable" for Capcom in Europe

When it comes to our friends in Europe, it looks like Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 will be eShop-only. Why is that, you ask? Capcom shared a statement with Nintendo Life in which they said a retail release wasn't viable.

Capcom has to take various factors into account when deciding what format to deliver our titles to our fans. These can include but are not limited to overall production costs, manufacturing times, distribution, and first party regulations. In the case of Resident Evil Revelations, we've found that unfortunately it's not viable for Capcom Europe to create a physical version of the title on Nintendo Switch for our territories, however we will be making this available as a digital release.

Make of that what you will, but it sounds like a raw deal to me. At least Resident Evil fans can import the retail copy if they want, since the Switch is region free.

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Is their any game company that isn't run by cheap cheeps

Tue Nov 21 17 02:21pm
Rating: 2

So let's break this down.


But this is the screwed up thing: Indie games do it, with the ratings boards you have to pay for, the different legal and distribution across well over 20 countries and different box arts for each based on ratings board. That's a cost.

I know people will say "Oh but the carts cost too much", but really, only ONE of the two games is on a card. It doesn't cost much to print a piece of paper with a code for the other.

I didn't need any more proof that Capcom is financially strained not even being able to print an admittedly half-assed physical copy of a REMASTER of all things in one major territory where Resident Evil is well received. The other consoles have physical versions in the UK and EU, why not Switch?

I seriously hope that making Monster Hunter World for multiple consoles with a bigger budget and moving it away from its largest market (Portables in Japan) and it's established Western fans, all in the hope of a bigger audience pays off, because the writing is on the wall: Why abandon your existing fans and spend MORE money chasing a group you don't even know will respond?

Good luck Capcom, you are evidently low on those funds after some flops. This proves it.

Tue Nov 21 17 02:55pm
Rating: 1

You are more optimistic for them than I can ever be. I literally want that Monster Hunter to fail. Am I being petty? Certainly. Like me, you said they abandoned their audience for one that isn’t certain at all. It’s not even the fact that MHW is on a different console. It’s the fact that the left Nintendo fans with nothing! They’ve been allocating most of their resources to the HD twins and it wasn’t paying off and they still continue to. When it comes to Nintendo, they do some half-assed game & when people ignore it, they pack up shop & hightail it out of town. Pretty certain the Disney Afternoon on Switch would sell more than the other two combined. I suspect these ports are going to be used to fund MHW anyways. I’ll wait for the inevitable price reduction since I own the first one On 3DS.

I have a mixed feeling about MHW.
On one hand, I want it to fail, because of how they treat Nintendo fans.
On the other hand, I want it to be good, because my friends were pretty hyped for it (they are MH fans), and I want to play it with them. If it turned out to be bad, $60 wasted, and we got Denuvo shits stuck in our PC.

Want some irony? Even though the first Megaman Legacy Collection was released at a higher price, on 3DS at a later date, with no physical release in the EU...it sold the most copies.

Capcom + Money = Run

Wed Nov 22 17 07:36am
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Their digital only for Europe philosophy isn‘t new. The release of the Mega Man Collection in Europe was curious enough a few years back. You was able to pre-order the game on any known retailer, officially announced by Capcoms European branch. Without any statement, all pre-orders were cancelled because they decided to release the game digital only in Europe. Of course the same happened to the second collection now. I guess we wouldn‘t see any Monster Hunter here if not Nintendo would publish them.

They released Revelations more times in Europe, but releasing them for Switch physical isn‘t viable? This company is such a pain in the ass. Like already mentioned, this is just another proof of the strange financial situation of Capcom.

One day I feel EA is the worst gaming company of all time, then Capcom comes along to prove me wrong, then Activision comes after and says "fuck that I'm the worst" it's like these 3rd party companies love being hated.

Ah, so THAT'S why they release it physically in the US and not in Europe, I totally understand now. Just kidding.

Are both Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 co-op, or is only 2 co-op?

This is BS really. Whenever I get this, I'll make sure to import but it really is a pity and also not a priority because of this decision...

This went from a day one purchase to an "i'll get it on deep discount when I can be bothered".

If Capcom is going to be this cheap, well then so am I.

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