The Nintendo Switch will soon see three classic Resident Evil titles being ported to the system. However, it seems like the fans will first have to pay the Capcom tax, as the games will cost almost double on the Switch than what they cost on other platforms.
Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 are coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer and can each be purchased separately on the eShop. A physical version of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 on one cartridge is also being released in the US under the title of Resident Evil Origins Collection. However, there is no word on a physical release for Resident Evil 4, which seems to be digital-only in every region.
Capcom has managed to squash any interest that Nintendo fans may have had in the Resident Evil ports by jacking up the price for no good reason since these versions of the games possess no additional features that cannot be found in the PlayStation 4, Windows, or Xbox One versions.
To use the prices from British digital stores as an example - Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 all cost £29.99 to pre-order on the Nintendo Switch, while the same games cost £15.99 at launch on PSN and all but Resident Evil 4 have that same price on Steam and Xbox Live, where Resident Evil 4 is slightly cheaper at £14.99.
The Resident Evil Origins Collection also costs $59.99, which is the same as most brand new first-party releases on the Nintendo Switch.
Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 are all incredible games, but that doesn't change the fact that they were first released on the Nintendo GameCube. The age of these games is the reason why they were released for such a cheap price on non-Nintendo platforms, even if they were HD remasters and possessed new content.
The ability to play Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 on the go would have given fans a major reason to buy the Nintendo Switch ports over the other versions of the game, but the inflated prices will almost certainly harm the sales of each game at release and will likely convince many fans to wait for a sale. These games are over a decade old, so if someone has waited that long to play them, then they can surely stand to wait a little longer.
Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 are set to be released for the Nintendo Switch on May 21st, 2019.
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