STAAAAARRRRRRRRSSS on the Switch?
Resident Evil has a pretty strong presence on the Switch, with five of the mainline titles being available on the platform (along with both Revelations games), but the series’ recent output has largely ignored Nintendo’s hybrid system. Resident Evil 7 saw a cloud-only Switch release exclusively in Japan, while Resident Evil 2 skipped the system altogether- but it’s possible that Capcom are considering bringing the upcoming Resident Evil 3 over to the Switch.
Datamining of the recently released Resident Evil 3 is in full swing right now (many gameplay and story spoilers have also emerged as a result), and the same datamining has also turned up some interesting stuff regarding a possible Switch version, with the game’s files making mention of the system in the context of both, autosaving and linking to the Switch eShop (via Rely on Horror). You can view the relevant images below.
Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad briefly addressed this on Twitter, saying that though Capcom doesn’t currently have any plans for a Resident Evil 3 port that natively runs on the Switch, they are considering a cloud release of the game on the platform, similar to what they did with Resident Evil 7. If that does end up happening, it’ll be interesting to see if it’s restricted to specific regions as well.
Resident Evil 3 is out on April 3 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In a recent interview, producer Peter Fabiano spoke to us about the game’s visual improvements over RE2, and also spoke about Nemesis. You can read the full interview through here.
No plans right now for a native version. But a cloud version for Switch is being explored.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) March 24, 2020