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Resident Evil 4 has earned a ton of acclaim over the years, but it was apparently Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai who was the first to praise the game’s camera.

That news came about during a discussion with Shinji Mikami and Jun Takeuchi. Mikami was the original director of Resident Evil 4 while Takeuchi has worked on several different entries in the series.

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Resident Evil 4 is on a ton of different platforms now, but that wasn’t always the case. Originally, it was created only for the GameCube. A big part of that was due to director Shinji Mikami.

Mikami signed an exclusive deal with Nintendo before Resident Evil 4’s launch. In an interview with Variety, he explained that the partnership came about due to concern for the gaming industry. Mikami had concerns that if the gaming endeavors from Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox didn’t work out, “they might just go back to what they’re good at and what they’re known for.”

Mikami added:

Digital Foundry published its latest technical analysis today that focuses on three Capcom titles. Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil 0 were all examined in-depth.

Below are the main points:

Capcom has prepared a trio of launch trailers for Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 on Switch. All three can be found below.

A short while ago, GameXplain hosted a live stream for Resident Evil 4 on Switch. Take a look at the full archive below, featuring an hour of footage.

Now that various folks are starting to get their hands on Resident Evil 4, a bit of disappointing news about the game has surfaced. Capcom is releasing a straight port of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version without any extra bells and whistles.

What does that mean? While many would say that Resident Evil 4 is still excellent, the game won’t support motion controls like they did on Wii. You can choose from three controller types, but none of them support the gyro functionality.


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Capcom dated three classic Resident Evil games for Switch earlier today. We also received confirmation that two of those titles, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 1, will be bundled together as a physical option. However, not everything is as it seems.

Similar to North America, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 1 will be getting the Resident Evil Origins Collection bundle in Japan. There is one downside though: Resident Evil 1 will be offered as a download code. That means Resident Evil 0 will be on cartridge, but not the other game.

We also have an update on Resident Evil 4 as Capcom says it will be download-only in Japan. That means, as of now, there will not be any region with access to a physical version of that title on Switch.


Capcom has dated a trio of Resident Evil classics for Switch. Resident Evil 0, 1, and 4 are all launching on May 21. Pre-orders will go live on the eShop starting February 28.

In North America, Capcom will offer a Resident Evil Origins Collection bundle at retail that features Resident Evil 0 and 1. They will be separate digital downloads in Europe.


A few months ago, Capcom announced that it will be bringing a few classic Resident Evil games to Switch. Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil 4 are all planned for this year.

We haven’t heard anything since the initial announcement in October, but fans are due for an update soon. Capcom’s Resident Evil community manager says there will be “more details about the Switch ports at the end of Feb”. There’s just a few days left in the month, so we should be getting an update by next Thursday at the latest.


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