Three of Capcom games that defined the GameCube are now available to buy on the Nintendo eShop. Resident Evil; the remake of the original game, Resident Evil Zero; a prequel using similar GameCube technology, and Resident Evil 4; the game that helped define the future of the Resident Evil games and the industry for decades, are all available now on the Nintendo Switch.
All three games cost £29.99 and are all between 12 and 14.5 GB in size. So you will need about £90.00 and 37 GB to play all of them which is a lot considering the other options available.
For example on the Xbox One you can get boxed versions of the Resident Evil Origins Collection (Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil), Resident Evil 2 (remake), Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6, and Resident Evil 7 for a total of £118.00 which is basically the whole series. Sure 4, 5, and 6 aren’t very good but these are all the main titles in the franchise.
You will just have to wait for Capcom to remake Resident Evil 3 and all the original games will have been modernised.
Resident Evil 4 (PS2) – Good Game #121:
Resident Evil Zero.
Resident Evil 4.
I assume that the Nintendo Switch releases of these games have all the extra content from the Wii and PlayStation 2 versions but I haven’t been able to check so far. One thing to point out is that Resident Evil 4 doesn’t feature any motion controls so If you were expecting that then you might be disappointed. However it does feature Xbox 360 achievements but I can’t say that these differences don’t change my view on these releases.
These three latest Resident Evil Capcom game releases are expensive and don’t offer anything new to the existing games. If you are willing to pay the so called “portability tax” and “digital tax” or not is up to you. It’s a choice of whether you rather pay about £90 for three digital Resident Evil games or £118 for seven boxed games. My advice would be to get the games on another platform if possible. That being said they all run fine and look pretty good, especially on the small Switch screen.
Imagine if Capcom added a Nintendo Switch into Resident Evil 4, and Leon S. Kennedy would use it to make calls. That would of been impressive to see and maybe they have? Either way they should of at least added something noticeable. Instead Resident Evil 4 is still available on more platforms than the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.