The story of Resident Evil 4 has come full circle, as Capcom has announced that it's coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Capcom once lied to Nintendo and told them that Resident Evil 4 was going to be a GameCube exclusive. It's now 2018 and Resident Evil 4 can be purchased on GameCube, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, the Wii, iOS, Zeebo, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Android, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One.
Capcom USA has announced on its Twitter page that Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 0, and the remake of the original Resident Evil will be coming to the Nintendo Switch next year.
Capcom is bringing multiple fan favorites to Nintendo Switch! Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 will each be launching on Nintendo Switch in 2019! We'll have more info soon!— Capcom USA (@CapcomUSA_) October 26, 2018
Resident Evil 4 is coming to the Nintendo Switch and it is something that fans have been anticipating for a while now, as Capcom seems determined to release it on every possible platform.
The Resident Evil remake and Resident Evil 0 received HD remasters in 2015 and 2016 respectively, which added some new features in order to draw in the fans who enjoyed them back on the GameCube.
The Nintendo Switch already has two Resident Evil titles, in the form of the Revelations games, but the addition of three classic Resident Evil games will be a huge asset to the system, especially as some of these games will be portable for the first time.
Resident Evil 4 is a strong contender for greatest video game of all times and it's still as amazing now as it was when it was originally released. The fact that Resident Evil 4 has been released on so many different systems has done little to deter people from purchasing it multiple times, due to how replayable the game is.
There are some other Resident Evil titles that could be ported to the Nintendo Switch in the future, such as the HD port of Resident Evil - Code: Veronica or Resident Evil 5, but the real prize for Nintendo would be for the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2 to be ported to the system. The success of the three upcoming Resident Evil games on the Switch would likely determine whether more games in the series are ported to the system, but Resident Evil 2 may be too technically advanced for the hardware to handle.
Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 will be released on the Nintendo Switch in 2019.