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Spurred on by the success of Street Fighter II, Capcom has announced it will be bringing more games to the Nintendo Switch. They're already making good on that promise, actually, with two more games added to the 2017 lineup. Get ready to shoot some zombies in both Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2.
The original version of Resident Evil: Revelations actually launched on the Nintendo 3DS way back in 2012. Despite being on a portable console, critics deemed the game a big success for a franchise that, at that point, was on a downhill slide. A while later, the game made the jump to home consoles and PC, with the eventual sequel, Revelations 2, skipping the 3DS and launching on all other platforms back in 2015.
Following the success of the latest iteration of Street Fighter II on the Switch, Capcom made claims that it would be bringing more games to Nintendo's new console. As of today, we know of at least two new titles that will be in those ranks.
The HD-ified remake of Revelations is slated to arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this August and, according to Polygon, it'll set you back $19.99 and include all previously released DCL, as well as an improved framerate, increased environmental details and better monster animation. Revelations 2 will follow on those platforms, presumably with the same new perks.
However, Capcom isn't stopping there. They've announced that both Revelations and Revelations 2 will hit the Switch sometime "late 2017." They've made no announcements about the particulars of the Switch version of the games, but we imagine they'll go toe-to-toe with the PS4 and Xbox One versions. Heck, they might even throw in a Switch-specific goodie or two in an effort to encourage folks to double dip.
From what we've seen, Revelations is definitely more like a classic Resident Evil game than the recently released and universally loved Resident Evil VII, but at least it nails that classic formula better than most of the more recent series offerings.
In the game, players take on the role of Jill Valentine, who has once again been called in to hunt down her former partner, Chris Redfield. Redfield went missing on a massive cargo ship and, since this is a Resident Evil game, you better believe the thing is overrun with undead nightmares.
Obviously, the game has come a very long way since its 3DS days and, while it might not look like a proper current generation powerhouse, it still looks like a zombie-blasting good time.
On top of the single player campaign, you'll be able to go solo or fight cooperatively in Raid Mode, which is the Resident Evil universe's take on horde mode.
All of that can be yours on Aug. 29 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, or you can wait until later in the year to grab it on the Switch.