Mortal Kombat 11 is the first third party game in fourteen years to take the #1 software spot on Nintendo hardware

Hasn't happened since the GameCube days

Mortal Kombat 11 was the best-selling game on the Switch in the United States for April 2019. Seeing a third party title top the Switch list was pretty damn fantastic! Hell, seeing any third party title top the software list for Nintendo hardware is something that rarely happens. As a matter of fact, its been 14 years since it last happened!

NPD's Mat Piscatella revealed that the last time a third party title took the #1 software spot for Nintendo hardware was back in Feb. 2005, which is when Resident Evil 4 took that honor on the GameCube.

Japan - Day 1 sales for Assassin's Creed III Remastered, Resident Evil: Origins Collection, Team Sonic Racing, and more

Disappointment all around

Time for another day-one sales data round-up for Japan! Check out the breakdowns for Assassin's Creed III Remastered, Resident Evil: Origins Collection, Team Sonic Racing, and Minna no Doubutsu Shogi below.

[PS4] [NSW] Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Ubisoft) – 20%. Unexpectedly, sales are quite low

[NSW] Resident Evil: Origins Collection (Capcom) – 10%. Extremely poor debut, even for the late port of remasters, but not too surprising for a bundle with only one game on the cartridge

[NSW] [PS4] Team Sonic Racing (Sega) – 20-30%. Poor debut, especially as sell-through ratio is based on 3 days of sales

[NSW] Minna no Doubutsu Shogi (SilverStar) – No sell-through ratio provided, which is definitely not a good sign.

Digital Foundry - Resident Evil 4 Switch + Resident Evil Zero + Resident Evil Remake Analysis

Quick cash grabs or solid ports?

John Linneman checks out the Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil Remake ports for Nintendo Switch, with a special focus on the star of the show - the other new release, Resident Evil 4. Joining him on this one is Resi expert Axel Aniel for more expert commentary.

Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 - more footage

It's a Resident Evil overload on the Switch. Three classic titles are available, and offer up some of the best experiences in the entire franchise. Which ones will you be picking up?

Resident Evil 4 on Switch doesn't include motion controls

What a bummer

Well, I think we have some insight into just how much Capcom cares about the Switch port of Resident Evil 4. This version of the game is a straight port of the other HD re-releases, which means it doesn't include motion controls. Many were hoping some of the features from the Wii version of Resident Evil 4 would be included, but sadly, that's not the case.

Resident Evil Origins Collection - North American cover art

Two times the evil

Coming to the Nintendo Switch on May 21, 2019, Resident Evil Origins Collection includes remastered versions of the critically acclaimed Resident Evil and its popular prequel, Resident Evil 0. Both fans of and newcomers to the Resident Evil series, having sold over 88 million units to date, can experience the origins of the Resident Evil saga at home or on the go. The story in Resident Evil Origins Collection takes players back to July 1998. In Resident Evil 0, Raccoon City's Special Forces division, S.T.A.R.S., has sent its Bravo team to investigate mounting and unusual murders on the city's outskirts. Rookie S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca Chambers teams up with death row convict and ex-Navy lieutenant Billy Coen in order to survive the nightmares that await them. Resident Evil takes place immediately afterward and players take on the roles of either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, as they are forced to take shelter in a mysterious mansion filled with unimaginable horrors. Both games contain limited ammo and survival items, and players will need to keep their wits about them to survive nefarious traps, puzzles, and the undead.

I've never really seen a collection/compilation game that has cover art that I enjoy, and this cover continues that trend. It's just a basic mash-up of previous covers. It's lovely to see the games coming to Switch, but the cover art leaves a bit to be desired.

Capcom announces Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen and Resident Evil Origins Collection trial event in Japan

Try out the games, get some swag!

Capcom is going to be hosting a special hands-on event in Japan to promote Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen and Resident Evil Origins Collection. The event will be held on March 31st, 2019, and will give players a chance to play these titles. Those who do play the games will get to take home goodies like B2 posters, a notepad and pen, stickers, and a clear file. You can see all those items in the gallery above.

Japan's Limited Edition Resident Evil Origins Collection includes a Switch pouch

Perfect for carrying herbs

Over in Japan, the Limited Edition of the Resident Evil Origins Collection will include a special Switch pouch. The only way to purchase this Limited Edition is through the e-Capcom store. The Resident Evil Origins Collection hits Switch in Japan on May 23rd, 2019.

Capcom says, "No, not at this time," to Resident Evil 2's remake hitting Switch

Resident Evil 2's remake is one of the hottest games around right now, but it's not available on Switch. Could that ever change? Here's what Capcom brand manager Mike Lunn had to say when asked that question.

"No, not at this time. We just wanted to focus on PS4, Xbox One, and PC at the moment."

You can read into that statement however you like. I guess there's some wiggle room for the game hitting Switch some point down the road, but I wouldn't bet on it.

GameSpot Video - Let's Play Resident Evil Revelations: Finale

After more than two years and more than 110 episodes, the Kinevil duo is saying farewell to their in-person recordings with one of Mary's most difficult fights yet.


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