Resident Evil Revelations will release on Nintendo Switch later this year, and so will its sequel. Capcom announced the news early this morning in a press release.
The previously announced Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of the first Resident Evil Revelations will hit retail and digital storefronts on August 29 and carry an MSRP of $19.99. The Nintendo Switch versions of both Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 are currently scheduled to arrive in Late 2017, though it was unclear whether they will arrive separately or as a bundled unit.
Originally developed as a Nintendo 3DS game and release in February of 2012, the first Resident Evil Revelations was subsequently enhanced and ported to PC, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Resident Evil Revelations 2 has not previously appeared on any Nintendo platforms.
Resident Evil Revelations on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch “features a smoother 1920x1080 resolution, an improved framerate, increased environmental detail and refined creature movement,” according to the press release. It should be the prettiest the game has ever looked.
Capcom notes the game will include all previously downloadable content, which will be unlockable via in-game accomplishments. Also returning is Raid Mode, with “The Ghost Ship: Chaos” remixing a popular stage to include more powerful weapons and means for players to upgrade weapons (along with new enemy placement to add to the difficulty).
Over the years, Resident Evil Revelations has offered various control schemes, and four of those will be represented in this new release “for a more flexible experience to accommodate different playstyles.” It sounds like Capcom is working to make this latest edition of the game the definitive one.
Capcom’s support for Nintendo Switch up to this point has been limited to the release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, which seems to have performed above expectations. Company executives had said they would announce further support for the hardware, and today’s Resident Evil news appears to be evidence of that commitment in North America.