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Community manager of Resident Evil Games, Kat, tweeted out last year that Resident Evil would be coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019. At the time, all we knew was that we could expect more information in February.

We’re just about to enter March, so unleashing the details about murderous zombies that you’ve gotta kill is a great way to kick off your Monday.


Resident Evil 0, 1, and 4 will be available via the Nintendo eShop on May 21st, and starting on February 28th pre-orders will begin. Currently, the only physical release scheduled is via a Resident Evil Origins Collection. That will be limited to the North American market (sorry, Europe) and will only come with Resident Evil 0 and 1.

Fingers crossed that we can use the custom GameCube chainsaw controller made for Resident Evil 4. If the remasters come with the option of button mapping, why not play it with style? At the very least, I expect the custom Nintendo Switch/Joy-Con community to make an awesome theme in honor of the series.

One last detail: If you’re curious about Resident Evil 2, it’s not happening. Sorry! Kat clarified via Twitter that it’s not on the agenda:


May can’t come soon enough! Hopefully this release will gauge interest in porting more of the franchise over to the Switch.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)