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Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 for Switch details – frame rate, resolution, controls, more

Posted on November 5, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

While searching for the latest information about the Resident Evil Revelations games for Switch, which are due out for the console this month, we found an interesting article from Japanese outlet Inside Games. The site went hands-on with both Resident Evil Revelations and its sequel at the Tokyo Game Show a couple of months ago. Along with its own impressions, Inside Games also spoke with Capcom representatives. What it all amounts to is some information about the frame rate, resolution, controls, and more that we hadn’t known previously.

The Switch version of both Resident Evil Revelations games are based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games that received HD 60 frames per second support.

This version has Joy-Con support with motion control and HD Rumble, and also Joy-Con share play which is only available in Revelations 2. Once again, all DLC is already included from the get-go, and it also supports multiple languages in both voice and text. Both games also have local co-op, so you can play with two separate Switch systems as well.

The first Resident Evil Revelations features a 1080p resolution when playing on a television, and 720p resolution in portable mode. It also runs at 60 frames per second.

By holding ZL on the Joy-Con, you can aim your gun with the right Joy-Con’s motion control. You can even use the left Joy-Con as a magazine to simulate a reloading motion. Other motion controls include slashing horizontally to simulate a knife attack, and swinging the Joy-Con vertically for a quick reload. Motion controls are optional and can be set to on or off from the options settings. However, motion controls are not supported with the Pro Controller.

Classic controls are also available. For example, you can put up your gun with ZR and then press X to fire.

Switch’s HD Rumble allows for more detailed and complex vibrations. There will be new kinds of rumble that weren’t in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 also runs at 1080p when playing on a television. However, it seems like this one doesn’t have 60 frames per second (at least the TGS build doesn’t) because the game involves heavier processing. But the graphics should be rather close to the PS4 version.

As mentioned before, Revelations 2 has Joy-Con share play feature. Although the screen would be too small in tabletop mode, there shouldn’t be any problem at all for co-op in TV mode. Due to the fewer buttons available when sharing Joy-Con, the developers have said that it will have a unique control scheme. Specifics have not been shared at this time.


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  • MrCafecito

    Capcom is still Capcom, but this sounds like a good port! Will consider buying it to support good port practices

  • Checked out the source site & looks like they are having difficulties making RE:R2 60fps on the Switch, though it is still under development. But they are letting people know that graphically it is still very much similar to the PS4 version so people shouldn’t be worried about it being a very low graphical version. Impressive that they are able to achieve same graphical fidelity as the other two competitor’s console versions. Though if you really think about it.. The Switch is almost like a “PS3 Pro/360 X” by surpassing those consoles by miles. but not entirely a whole console “power” generation leap. Like the Switch went all the way to 85%-93%. As the saying goes, the Switch is like the little engine(train?) that could.

    • Platano Cebolla

      Thanks for the translation, i’m learning japanese but i don’t have the level to read that article yet, i’m grateful, i hope it gets the 60 fps

      • While 60fps would be ideal I would rather them keep 1080p resolution than do 720p60fps. Or if they could compromise and do 900p60fps that would work because upscaled to 1080p does not look bad at all.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          I’m exactly the opposite. 720p60fps is far much better for controlling the action than 1080p30fps. Maybe they’ll be a doll and provide us FE Warriors’ Performance/Quality switch.

          • Platano Cebolla

            I don’t think so, it is for sure that they are putting effort in, but it is capcom…., they never won’t do that

          • So you wouldn’t take 900p60fps over 720p60fps? 900p60fps doesn’t look bad upscaled to 1080p. Look at Mario, then again completely different art style/gameplay…

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Resolution is never really my main concern as opposed to a good framerate. 720p doesn’t look too different to 1080p on my screen anyway.

          • masterjedi

            I’m with you. Framerate means more to me than resolution because good framerate equals minimal lag and input delay etc. Resolution just means graphically it looks good. While I want that, I will always sacrifice visuals for smooth play.

          • Marky360

            I am completely different and would rather the better resolution to the frame rate as the difference between 30 and 60FPS has hardly ever seemed noticeable to me. I’ll admit though that 720p makes sense on the Switch since it’s screen is only 720p anyway so there is no reason to sacrifice frame rate for visuals in thos instance.

          • masterjedi

            That’s fair. Different strokes for different folks eh?

          • Marky360

            Yea I agree

          • Tomo910

            Your TV must be HD ready and not full HD because the difference is huge

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Correct, my TV only goes up to 1080p and I have seen the difference and do not care nearly enough to upgrade.

          • Nicholas Gatewood

            I play on a 120-inch 1080p projected screen, so I prefer higher resolutions over 60FPS. Luckily, Odyssey’s 810p resolution looks great; 720p games, not so much.

            I’d be cool with 900p60FPS, but if they have to drop it to 720p to get 60FPS, I’d rather just drop down to 30FPS. I totally bought 720p30FPS Sonic Forces for my Switch, though, so I’ll make an occasional exception…

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            The thing is resolution I sort of understand because visual clarity obviously allows you distinguish objects a little better, but I refuse to sacrifice half the frames of control when a single frame is sometimes the difference between living or getting sniped in a game like, say, Overwatch.

          • SirWalrus

            It’s all about 60fps chaps. I will be creating a YouTube video about this for sure.

          • Pepperkeet

            Some of us play on 4k TVs and 720P looks awful… no thanks

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Not my fault you blew thousands on a TV with an unrealized resolution for gaming. -shrug-

          • Pepperkeet

            4k Is the future you can stay with your 720P 2005 resolution for all eternity for all we care πŸ˜‰

          • errantrazor

            You don’t live in the future

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            No, I’ll just wait until it’s only a few hundred dollars to get one because paying thousands for a TV is pretty dumb. πŸ˜‰

          • shadowhedgehogz

            That’s funny coming from a person with an anime avatar, you do know then of course that most anime is in 720p/SD? Though some is in 1080p.. I think 720p anime looks fine personally, i mean even HD channels are 720p. Streaming ain’t the best quality either.. only way to get best is play the bluray.

          • Pepperkeet

            “Anime avatar” WOW amazing comeback, truly revolutionary… lmao what a dolt

          • Andrew

            And it’s no one’s fault you can’t tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on your screen

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            I can tell the difference, I just don’t care. 30fps to 60fps is far more noticeable to me.

          • Dan Lim

            Agreed. 60fps is obviously helluva lot smoother and responsive than 30fps.

    • skilarbabcock

      The switch is actually a lot more closer to the power of the Xbox one than the 360…

      • Yea hence why I said it was like PS3 Pro/360 X on steroids almost reaching the fully new gen leap. Because it closely reaches the base Xbox One but not quite there.

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  • If it means that they have to make RER2 900p to get it run 60fps then so be it. 900p upscaled to 1080p is good enough and is hardly even a noticeable difference from native 1080p. I’d rather play a game 900p 60fps than 1080p 30fps but hey that’s just me

    • CilverKid520_Youtube_Twitch

      900p is the Switch 1080p. It just freaking works. See Capcom you’ll learn that Nintendo guys are your audience once this gane sells well.

    • Yes this kind of compromise would be so much acceptable. Just look at Mario, 900p60fps upscaled(not native) to 1080p looks obsolutely good!

    • Marky360

      Honestly at that point it wouldn’t make mich difference to me and 900p and 1080p lool the same and while there is more significant difference between 60 and 30FPS it really doesn’t seem to affect my enjoyment of the game either way.

    • Tlink7

      Same, I never noticed MK8 was 720p on the Wii U and I’m not noticing BotW and Odyssey being less than 1080p either

    • skilarbabcock

      900p isn’t enough of a difference to make it fun at 60fps…

  • GoldenTriforce

    Doesn’t sound bad.

  • CilverKid520_Youtube_Twitch

    Great Job Capcom. I’ll buy it.

  • Radish

    This sounds amazing. Capcom clearly putting effort into these ports with all the exclusive Switch features.

  • Addy

    I’ll have to pass on this. No. 2 is digital only and the package is likely more then $40.

    • Indielink

      It’s confirmed to be 40 bucks. Really not a bad price.

      • Addy

        $50 where I’m from.

      • Chon Pak

        I would rather they charge a few bucks more if it means R2 gets to be on the game card. This whole digital thing is kind of infuriating.

        • Indielink

          Either way more money has to be spent by the consumer and I’m not totally sure I want to give this dollars to Capcom at the moment.

    • Radish

      Only $40 MSRP.

      • Addy

        $50 Canadian, likely $55.

        • amak11

          The likely is 100% correct, before taxes

    • Platano Cebolla

      what is the size of each RE revelations?

      • Leonel

        The first game is 13GB and the second game is 26GB

      • Addy

        I do not know, Revelations 2 is digital only from what I remember.

    • KnickKnackMyWack

      Considering I really want them to port RE4 and RE5, I’m getting this day one. Fortunately I haven’t played Revelations in years and I’ve never played Revelations 2. Considering this has motion controls, I already know I’m getting my money’s worth.

    • lina the clueless

      yeah you are right

      • KnickKnackMyWack

        The game is not more than $40, so not really.

        • lina the clueless

          oh yeah I guess you are right and addy is wrong

          • Reggie

            He’s not. He’s in Canada where the prices of games are usually 10 dollars more compared to the States.

          • lina the clueless

            oh ok I guess addy & you are right and knickknackmywack is wrong

  • Ardisan

    Skipping, dont want 2 on digital.

    • Just get a micro SD card if memory constraints are the problem…’ll be worth it in the long run

      • lina the clueless

        how big :v

        • 128GB would be ideal

          • lina the clueless

            you should have gotten a 200 GB..

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          Wait for a sale then get at least a 200GB card for around $50. If you find any better deals, go for it.

          • lina the clueless

            I already got a 200 GB :B

          • Nicholas Gatewood

            I’ve got a 200GB card as well, but I’m generally gonna go with cartridge-based games on the Switch. I like having a completely DRM-free format not tied to any kind of account.

          • lina the clueless

            kinda pointless getting a 200 GB then XD

  • Darkrobot

    Hypocrisy runs in the community……I adore and Love Capcom.

    • Viktor HΓ€llerstΓ₯hl

      so did I, during the 80’s and 90’s

    • GoldenTriforce

      Capcom clearly has no idea what they are doing at all, but I love their games, and know how the industry works. I don’t want us to be like Nintendo in the 90s and just tell third parties to leave, I want them to support the Switch, and I know Nintendo needs them to. The only way I know to do that is by buying their games (that I like, I’m not going to but SFII just to make a point), because I know telling them doesn’t work, I tried an email and some tweets and they clearly did nothing.

  • Locky Mavo

    Actually sounds like a decent port. Still want and expect more from Capcom though.

  • Pepperkeet

    Really considering picking this one up… but I don’t want to support capcom after the MH debacle until they make it right…

    • Keithin8a

      Have you told capcom you are doing this on Twitter or something? If not, your protest is just meaningless

    • Jaxon Holden

      Ya it ain’t worth it. You can spend your whole life skipping games in protest and at the end of the day it’s not going to make a difference, you’re just gonna miss a bunch of great games.

      I imported MHXX and moved on.

      • Strawman

        But not everyone is like you. Not everyone can bring up the effort to learn exactly what’s what to play a game they honestly should’ve gotten in their language.

        If Capcom doesn’t want to give the hungering fans in the West their next instalment, why should those fans give them anything in return?

        Again, by your example, third-parties would be the overlords of the industry and could do anything they so desired without ever facing backlash.

      • Reggie

        Have to agree with this one. People have boycotted Capcom following Mega Man Legends 3’s and Universe’s cancellations, and in the end it changed nothing.

  • Vive

    Considering i missed both Revelations i’m going to buy it at launch.

    This is your chance to shine capcom.

  • Strawman

    There’s a TGS Demo for the game:

  • Aline Piroutek

    Questions I don’t know the answer :
    The original Revelations and the sequel were truly 60fps? Maybe the option to lock to 30fps on the latter one is a good one.
    There are Download Play games on Switch? I miss Download Play games on 3DS, so few had the option. I have heard even Mario Kart 8 Deluxe didn’t had Download Play option.

  • minjablack

    OK but will it have local couch co-op? Or do you need a anouther switch to play co-op

    • Pachirisu

      according to the last paragraph… i’m pretty sure that means yes.

  • dathip

    I will get the game now, now that it is confirmed REV1 is 60fps. Can’t wait to compete with RAID mode.

  • James Fox

    • Addy

      Oh no! Get that doctre crap out of here!

  • Pachirisu

    i really want the games but the fact that you have to download rer2 really turned me off. i’ll get them eventually, and hey… they’ll most likely be $10 each in a year.

  • Dan Lim

    I wish Revelations 2 runs at 60fps in Switch, otherwise I will not like playing Revelations 2 in 30fps.