Resident Evil 1 and 2 are now out on Switch and we've got video reviews for each game! I tackled Resident Evil Revelations, which you see in the first video above. For Resident Evil Revelations 2, I brought in a special guest! I may be biased, but I think his review is about a billion times better than mine. Either way, I hope you enjoy both!
HandyGames has gone all-in on the Switch, putting out a press release stating that 11 titles from them are heading to the platform.
It certainly seems like a big gamble, but Chris Kassulke, CEO of HandyGames, has sat down with GamesBeat to explain why they made the move.
“It’s not too many games. We plan to release different games for different genres. We see the demand for building up strategy or even god games. Several games we develop are co-op multiplayer titles and they are not simple ports. The Switch is a perfect platform that just perfectly fit to our games.
...We like the Switch because consumers are paying for content on the platform. If we start a new venture, we have to kill off something else. We’ve been a mobile first company, but that changed completely this year with the Switch. We try something out. We’re flexible. We go for the next hot shit.”
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.
I really do feel that Revelations 1 & 2 are great continuations of what made Resident Evil 4 so wonderful. Perhaps 1 does a better job than 2, but both are quite a bit of fun. If you get in on the co-op action in 2, the game is a real blast!
We've gone over the collection's features on Switch in the past, but it's nice to see them in action. How many of you are picking this up and experiencing the games for the first time, versus those who are double-dipping?
Resident Evil Revelations (EU/AU)
- $24.95 AUD / €19.99 EUR / £15.99 GBP
- November 28th
- Size: 12GB
- 1 Player 2 Players (Online and Local Wireless)
Resident Evil Revelations 2 (EU/AU)
- $30.95 AUD / €24.99 EUR / £19.99 GBP
- November 28th
- Size: 23.6 GB
- 1-2 Players (local/online/local wireless)
As we reported years ago, Resident Evil was being shopped around to networks as a TV series. The series was never picked up, but the proof-of-concept video has just now surfaced online. Check it out and see if it's something you would have given a shot.
New York Comic Con 2017 starts on October 5th, and you know Capcom will be there with our latest games, and more. Read on for what to expect on the show floor, and swing by our booth (#1420) to see what we have for you this year!
Resident Evil Revelations Collection
Two survival horror adventures await you with the Resident Evil Revelations Collection for Nintendo Switch, playable on the show floor! Explore horror on the high seas with Resident Evil Revelations, featuring fan favorite characters including Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, and explore a decrepit prison island alongside Claire Redfield and Barry Burton in two separate storylines with plenty of shocking twists along the way. Both games feature the thrilling Raid Mode, an arcade-style mode that will put your combat skills to the test. Can’t wait to jump into the horror? Both Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 are now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and coming to the Nintendo Switch beginning November 28th.
Looking for even more activities? The “World of Capcom” panel will have all the latest and greatest from Capcom, including trivia and prizes!
Date and Time: Friday, October 6th, 2017, 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Be sure to bring your A game and study up if you want a chance to win, or just sit back and enjoy hearing about all the latest from Capcom.