Back in October, Capcom announced it would be bringing over Resident Evil Zero, the 2002 Resident Evil remake, and Resident Evil 4 to Nintendo Switch in 2019. No exact release date was given. Now, the company has unveiled more details, including a release date. You'll also be able to purchase a physical bundle of Resident Evil Origins Collection, which contains Zero and the remake.
Resident Evil 0, 1, and 4 are coming to Nintendo Switch eShop on May 21!— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) February 25, 2019
Play all three masterpieces anywhere, such as:
- On trains 🚆
- During mansion tours 🏰
- Across the European countryside 🌄
Pre-orders start on Feb 28! pic.twitter.com/BCzatyoUhU
To summarize, these three Resident Evils will be available on the eShop on May 21st. A linked tweet from the company states that North American owners of Switch will be able to purchase a bundle at retail containing Resident Evil Zero and the Resident Evil remake. (The PS4 and Xbox One received this two-pack three years ago.) It sounds like European Switch owners will not be receiving the retail bundle.
With Resident Evil 2 being so far the highest rated game of the year on Metacritic, it makes sense Capcom would want to continue getting the most out of the franchise. For the first time, you'll be able to play Resident Evil Zero and the 2002 remake on the go. Meanwhile, Resident Evil 4 is still the highest rated game in the franchise, with a score of 96 on Metacritic. Having it on Switch means many will get to play the acclaimed title for the first time.
Resident Evil Zero originally released in 2002 and served as a prequel to Resident Evil. Earlier that same year, Capcom released a full-fledged remake of the first game. Much like this year's Resident Evil 2, the remake sought to update the game, but not abandon what what made the original title well liked. Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine made their debut in Resident Evil, and remain two of the most popular characters in gaming. Finally, Resident Evil 4 needs no introduction. It brought back Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 2. The game has been ported to every main console since its release on GameCube in 2005. Those who enjoy horror games should give these titles a look. The first two: Zero and the 2002 remake, show how the Resident Evil story began. Resident Evil 4 is viewed by many as a must-play for any gamer.
Resident Evil Zero, the 2002 remake, and 4 will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop on May 21st. Pre-orders open on February 28th. The retail Origins Collection bundle does not have a release date, but Capcom says to stay tuned for more information.