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Capcom Slaps Higher Price Tag on Resident Evil Switch Ports

And here I hoped we were far enough along that the “Switch Tax” wouldn’t be as much of an issue going forward. Resident Evil 0, 1, and 4 are all coming to Nintendo Switch this May, and Capcom has just revealed some of the pricing info. While the Switch ports of Resident Evil: Revelations 1 and 2 kept their standard $20 price tags, that won’t be the case for the latest batch of survival-horror games.

Capcom has made all three games available for digital pre-order, and they all come with a $30 price tag in the US and a ¬£30 price tag in the UK. 0 and 1 are getting a physical release in the US, and it’s common for physical Switch games to cost more due to the added cost of the Switch cartridges. However, there is no physical release planned in the UK, and that region is still getting the higher price tag. Meanwhile, Resident Evil 4 isn’t getting a physical Switch release anywhere, but it’s still getting the higher price tag as well.

Essentially, this looks like Capcom is jacking up the price of the digital versions of the games to compensate for the fact that the physical bundle will cost more. They most likely don’t want the digital versions of the game to be substantially cheaper than the physical versions. Frankly, it’s a bad practice that reflects poorly on Capcom and disrespects their Switch audience.

Update: As expected, the physical bundle including Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 is retailing at $60. Additionally, based on the Japanese listing, only Resident Evil 0 is actually on a cartridge. The “physical” bundle includes a digital download code for the Resident Evil HD Remaster. Thanks to Wario64 for spotting those developments. 

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Switch Gets Three Resident Evil Games in May

Last November, Capcom announced plans to bring Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 all to Switch sometime in 2019, and more recently they teased that we’d get an update on the matter soon. True to their word, Capcom has spilled the beans just five days later. All three games are coming in May, and, depending on where you live, you might even be able to grab some of them at retail!

The official eShop launch for this trio of survival-horror games is May 21st. In North America, fans will also be able to purchase the Resident Evil Origins Collection at retail. This bundle includes Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil HD Remaster. It sounds like Europe will only have the digital option, but Capcom does say “More info coming soon.” Regardless of where you live, you’ll be able to pre-order the games starting on February 28th.

Source: Capcom

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Capcom Will Share Resident Evil Switch News Later This Month

Nintendo Switch owners who don’t game on other platforms weren’t able to join in on the Resident Evil 2 remake fun last month, but Capcom hasn’t forgotten about them. Last November, Capcom announced plans to bring Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 all to Switch sometime in 2019.

We haven’t heard much about the ports since then, but that will be changing very soon. Capcom Community Manager Kat recently shared an update on the situation in response to a fan’s inquiry on Twitter. According to Kat, we can expect more details “at the end of February.” With just over a week left to go in the month, that means we don’t have long to wait!

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Capcom Announces Three New Resident Evil Ports for Nintendo Switch

If you’re a fan of Resident Evil 4, you probably have it on your platform of choice, and maybe a couple of other copies across different consoles. From PlayStation 2 to Xbox One, the game has seen ports to different consoles eleven times so far, and it’s not stopping there! In order to expand the reach of the best games their legendary franchise has to offer, Capcom has announced that they’re bringing three fan-favorite games to the Nintendo Switch: Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil 0.

In a similar fashion to how these games were ported to other consoles in the past, these ports were announced in a pack of three and are expected to release the same day at a budget price. Launching in 2019, we’ll get to see a remastered version of Resident Evil 4 for the hybrid console, as well as the recently released remakes for Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0, which are often sold together in their PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC counterparts.

What do you think about these ports? Will you be picking them up for some handheld Resident Evil action? Jump down to the comments below to tell us what you think!

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What Game Should Capcom Remake Next?

Resident Evil 2 captivated and terrified PlayStation owners when it debuted in 1998, and 20 years later, Capcom is preparing to bring the survival-horror masterpiece to a new generation. The Resident Evil 2 Remake will feature modern graphics (built in the RE Engine) and controls, modernizing it for new players. Capcom has also teased that more remakes are on the way, but which game should they tackle next?

I’ll be honest. My answer isn’t the most original proposition, but it’s a thrilling possibility nonetheless. It’s time for a true remake of Resident Evil 4 from the ground up. As one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved games of all time, Resident Evil 4 has been ported to countless devices, occasionally getting touched up a bit for the occasion. But it could look and feel so fantastic with a fresh start in the RE Engine. Given that the engine is compatible with Switch, they could even potentially revive the motion controls of the Wii version with Switch’s Joy-Con controllers.

What classic Capcom game would you like to see get another shot at life? What would you change to make it a better fit for modern audiences? Sound off in the comments!

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The Resident Evil Triple Pack is Now Available on Xbox One

Capcom’s beloved Resident Evil franchise recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, Capcom has re-released Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you plan to pick up all three titles, Capcom is selling them in a triple pack for $59.49. The triple pack has been available on PlayStation 4 since last month, and now it’s out on Xbox One as well. Unfortunately, that price tag isn’t really much of a discount compared to buying the three games individually.

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The Re-Releases of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 Have Shipped Over 1.5 Million Copies

Capcom’s popular Resident Evil franchise recently turned twenty years old, and as part of the anniversary celebration, Capcom re-released the fourth, fifth, and sixth main series entries on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The re-releases are proving to be quite popular, as Capcom has just announced that they’ve combined for over 1.5 million shipments in just a few months. They’re especially popular in North America, where over 1 million copies of the games have been shipped. This brings the total sales of the Resident Evil franchise to over 69 million, making it Capcom’s most successful series.

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Check Out Eight Minutes of Resident Evil 4 Running on PlayStation 4

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise, developer Capcom is re-releasing the fourth, fifth, and sixth main-series installments on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Resident Evil 5 and 6 have already been re-launched, and Resident Evil 4 will join them on August 30th. Capcom has released two videos to show off the classic game running on PlayStation 4, including footage of The Village and an Ashley escort mission through The Castle. You can check them out by clicking below!

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Capcom is Selling a Replica of Leon’s Jacket from Resident Evil 4 for $1200

According to Famitsu, Capcom is selling a replica of Leon’s leather jacket from Resident Evil 4 for the steep price of ¬•120,000, or about $1,200 (not including tax). The jacket will be released for the public on November 24, 2016, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise. It’s described by Famitsu as a B-6 bomber jacket, with a tough exterior made of genuine sheep leather and a soft wool lining, and comes in sizes ranging from Medium to Extra Large.

This jacket is an extremely high-end version of an almost identical coat that Capcom sold in 2009, which was made of fake leather and had a price of $287 (
it is now selling for less than $70 on eBay). The only promotional images that Capcom has released for the new version are edited shots of the 2009 jacket, which can be found in the gallery below. The new version owes its ridiculous price tag to the fact that it’s made of genuine sheep leather, which is usually far more expensive and harder to maintain.

If you’re actually planning on ordering this jacket, you can go to Capcom’s Japanese store
here for more details about sizing and shipping. If you’d rather check out the more affordable older version with the fake leather, there are several retailers selling it online, including Amazon.

What do you guys think? Should Capcom be involved in this sort of business at all? Are any of you considering buying this jackets (or any of the other versions)? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: E-Capcom (via Famitsu)

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Resident Evil 4 Hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 30th

The popular survival-horror franchise Resident Evil turned 20 years old this year, and Capcom recently announced that Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 will be re-released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to mark the milestone. Resident Evil 6 launched back in March, and Resident Evil 5 followed last month. Capcom revealed today that Resident Evil 4 will re-release on August 30th.

This current release of
Resident Evil 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One includes all the bonus content from the original game, as well as additional features that were added in later versions. This includes Mercenary Mode and Ada Wong’s side story, which fills in intriguing story gaps from Leon’s mission.

Source: Capcom Unity

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NWC: These are the Top Wii U Games that Deserve to be Played With the GameCube Controller

“GameCube controllers are only usable in
Smash on the Wii U, but there are many other games I think that could use this compatibility. What games or VC games do you think could benefit from GameCube controller compatibility?” — River Gatensby

This was one of the listener questions on
this week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

I think just about everything would benefit from GameCube controller compatibility, as it’s one of my favorite controllers ever, but there are four games in particular—
Pikmin 3, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8, and Super Mario 3D World—that have the most to gain. Ben most wants to see the eShop version of Resident Evil 4 on Wii to add GameCube controller support, which prompts Alex to add that the entirety of Wii Mode should really include GameCube support, as it’s built into the Wii OS already, so all Nintendo needs to do is permit the Wii U to access the GameCube adapter via USB while in Wii Mode. Alex finishes the answer off by adding that both Zelda games, The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD, should include GameCube controller support as a throwback to the original games.

For our full in-depth thoughts beyond this brief write-up, be sure to check out the discussion video above. If you like it, you can
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Nintendo Week Tackles the Mother 4 Fan Game, Splatoon Tips, Great GameCube Games, and Tons More

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That’s where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of “Nintendo Week,” a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as we bring you an episode completely dedicated to subjects from our dear listeners. This week we introduce two brand-new segments: Trainer Tips, where we give you the best of our advice on troubles you face in gaming, and The Sacred Realm, where we pontificate on the subjects you want to hear us discuss. This week we offer advice on Splatoon‘s various modes and how to fill out a collection of GameCube games. Then in The Sacred Realm, we discuss the differences between regional Virtual Consoles, 3DS customization, and the Mother 4 fan game. Afterwards, to flesh the episode out, we briefly discuss the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which just launched in Minecraft: Wii U Edition, and we have wonderful things to say.

You can check out the episode below—or if you’d like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now.



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Resident Evil Producer Masachika Kawata Discusses the Series’ Evolution in an Interview Video

Capcom’s beloved Resident Evil franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and Capcom is marking the occasion with a series of developer interview videos. In the first video, Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi discussed topics like balancing horror and entertainment, emulating horror movies, and the way Resident Evil 4 changed everything. In the second, Resident Evil Zero director Koji Oda reflected on the characters and development of the prequel game, and the changes that went into its recent HD remaster.

Capcom released a third entry in the video interview series today, this time starring Masachika Kawata. Kawata has worked on each main series entry in the franchise since
Resident Evil 4, and he also contributed to the Revelations series and Umbrella Chronicles. In his video, he tackles topics like capturing the essence of Resident Evil in each title, meeting the expectations of longtime fans while also attracting newcomers, evolving the series, and more, ending with a special message to fans. You can check it out by clicking above!

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Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 Are Coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 This Year

This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Resident Evil franchise and Capcom is celebrating by re-releasing some of the more recent entries on current-gen systems. First on the release schedule is Resident Evil 6, which is set to release on March 29th. It will come packaged with all of the post-launch content, including costumes and DLC. This release will be followed in summer by Resident Evil 5, while Resident Evil 4 will wrap things up this fall. These games will be released digitally for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at a price of $19.99, though physical copies will be available in the Americas.

Check out the announcement trailer above!

Source: Capcom Unity

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Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Hits the Wii U Virtual Console in North America This Thursday

If you’re a Wii U owner and a fan of Resident Evil (perhaps lured into the series by the popular spin-off, Resident Evil: Revelations), we’ve got some great news! Resident Evil 4, often considered the pinnacle of the series and one of the most critically-acclaimed survival-horror games of all time, is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in North America this Thursday. This re-release will be of the Wii version, which is just the original GameCube version with added motion controls, courtesy of the Wii Remote and nunchuck, and the extra content from the PlayStation 2 version. You can check out a trailer for this Capcom classic by clicking above!

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Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition is Coming to the Wii U eShop in Europe

Resident Evil 4 was one of the most popular games of its generation, and its popularity continued to grow when it was re-released for Wii with the addition of motion controls. Now Nintendo is making it easier for another generation to experience this outstanding survival-horror game by releasing the Wii version of the game on the Wii U eShop. So far Europe is the only region confirmed to be getting the game, and it will hit the European eShop on October 29th. From launch until November 5th, you’ll be able to purchase the game at a discount of 25% off.

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Modders are Developing an HD Texture Pack for Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 is getting a HD makeover thanks to two modders, Albert and Cris, who are developing a Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Texture Pack. The pair have been posting weekly updates on their website of the project’s progress, this week’s post being a collection of comparisons between the original and the modded version. They have made some amazing improvements so far, and earlier this month they released a video of the improved chapter 4-3. It certainly looks great so far, but we’ll just have to wait for the finished product!

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Resident Evil 4 HD Edition Announced

Resident Evil, also known as Biohazard in Japan, has been a great survival horror series since its inception in 1996 (even if it has forgone the survival horror element for the past few years). In a video that you can view after the jump, Capcom has announced that they are re-releasing Resident Evil 4 in HD for the PC. This means that people who never had a chance to pick up the game back in 2005 can now do so, and long time fans of the game now have yet another platform to play it on. The game will be released through Steam, and the frame rate will be a smooth 60 FPS, making exploding the heads of the Las Plagas even more enjoyable.

The game was a big hit with fans because it changed up the formula for the Resident Evil games, keeping with the rich environments but giving the player a higher range of control in movement and aiming. Though the game has been released many times, the best one I played to date was on the Wii with the motion controls. Hopefully the PC controls will be smoothed out to provide a fun and seamless experience.

Although the HD isn’t as high quality as I would like, I appreciate what the developers are doing with what they have. I play Resident Evil 4 very often, most recently at a New Years Eve party when everybody had gone to bed. Though the game is still enjoyable today, it is noticeably grainy and the art style is a bit dated. If anything, this remake makes the game and animation smoother and a bit sharper. It looks like it will keep all of the bonus content we got to see in the PlayStation 2 and Wii versions, as well as give us the ability to keep our saves on the Steam Cloud. Is this going to feel like a brand new game? No, and maybe this purchase isn’t for you. But with the updated look and an excuse to play through the game a dozen more times, I think I’ll be adding it to my Steam library when it’s released on February 28. People who pre-order the game will receive a digital archives book and a digital soundtrack.

Will you be picking this game up? Will this game be an improvement to the Resident Evil series, or should it return to its roots? Let us know in the comments!

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