Survival-horror classic Resident Evil 2 will see new life on modern platforms next year. Capcom’s beloved zombie game has been rebuilt with new graphics and more modern controls, and it looks to be a fantastic re-imagining of the original. Many Nintendo fans are hopeful that the remake will come to Switch, especially since Resident Evil VII is available on Switch in Japan.

Unfortunately, the chances of the highly-anticipated remake following suit aren’t looking good. Speaking with Gaming Bolt at E3, Capcom brand manager Mike Lunn indicated that Capcom isn’t looking at Switch for
Resident Evil 2… at least for now.

“No, not at this time. We just wanted to focus on PS4, Xbox One, and PC at the moment.”
— Mike Lunn

During the development of Switch, Nintendo increased the system’s RAM at Capcom’s request. This additional RAM, Capcom said, would allow the RE engine to run on Nintendo’s hybrid console. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy to build the entire game on Switch.
Resident Evil VII makes use of cloud processing to run on Switch in Japan, and it’s possible that the Resident Evil 2 remake could require the same. Still, Capcom hasn’t ruled out Switch completely.

Source: Gaming Bolt

Ben Lamoreux

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