Switch ports of library titles? We're all for them if the game is right and the quality of the port holds up. Capcom's recently released Resident Evil Revelations collection is an interesting choice for conversion then, bringing together an improved port of Revelations 1 - which debuted on 3DS, remember - and its sequel, designed primarily with current-gen consoles in mind. So, the question is, do we get the definitive version of the original game? And does the Switch port of the sequel hold up alongside the existing releases?
First things first - as we understand it, in the EU, both titles are only available to buy separately via digital download. However, physical releases are available in the US and Japan. However, you only get the original Revelations on the actual cart. The far more impressive successor is redeemed via a digital token, and at a hefty 23GB, you need to make sure you have plenty of room available on either your internal storage or your SD card. For those buying the digital package of the complete release, the first game adds a further 13GB to the tally. Suddenly those 128GB and 200GB MicroSD cards are starting to look quite compelling.
Starting with the original release, this HD version shares a lot of elements with the original game but increases the resolution and quality of certain assets. Unfortunately, its portable nature still shines through and it's clearly the less impressive looking game overall. You do get a native 1080p resolution when docked, dropping down to the expected 720p when running in mobile mode, providing a crisp presentation and welcome respite from the upscaled fare we've been looking at recently.
Capcom has released a new video showing off some of the exclusive features you can expect to find in Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 for Switch, releasing on November 28th.
Both games have made the transition to Switch with seemingly everything in tact. You'll get Revelations 1's nautically flavoured story campaign (in which a luxury liner stands in for a spooky old mansion) and the sequel's more varied effort. Both games feature the excellent co-operative score-chasing Raid Mode, playable online.
If you've not had the pleasure before, both Revelations games are great fun, harking back to old-school Resident Evil's slower-paced, more exploratory brand of survival horror - with exactly the right blend of tension and cheese. Resident Evil Revelations 2's story campaign is also fully co-operative, but only when playing locally.
Resident Evil Revelations' upcoming Nintendo Switch re-release includes two exclusive mini-games made to look like retro classics.
The extras were created just for the Switch's upcoming dual-pack of Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2, due to launch on 28th November.
Ghost Ship Panic tasks you with shooting enemies as they drop down from the top of your Switch screen. The enemies include Ooze, Rachel Ooze and Scagdead foes from Revelations 1.
UPDATE 06/09/2017 11.54pm: Both Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 will launch on Switch 28th November, Capcom has announced.
They'll be available for $19.99 (or your local equivalent) each.
A retail release will launch the same day, though it will only contain the first Revelations on disc, while a code will be provided to download its sequel.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may not be the final chapter in the zombie film saga after all, as the production company in charge of the series, Constantin Film, has unveiled its plans to reboot the sci-fi horror franchise.
Capcom has released new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One footage of Resident Evil Revelations - and it's looking fine for a five year old 3DS game.
Resident Evil Revelations is coming out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this autumn, Capcom has announced.
Resident Evil has a long and sometimes proud history. I think it's fair to say that the first couple of Resident Evil games were genre defining, which makes it all the more tragic to contemplate the state in which the series currently exists.
A third CGI Resident Evil film has been announced. This one's called Resident Evil: Vendetta.
Animation studio Marza Animation Planet (Harlock: Space Pirate) revealed the upcoming film, which is due in 2017.
The follow-up to Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) and Resident Evil: Damnation (2012), Vendetta will star series stalwart Leon S. Kennedy.
Capcom expects to sell 1.2 million copies of Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3.
The figure was revealed in a document released alongside the Japanese company's financial report for the first half of the financial year ending 31st March 2014.
The 1.2 million figure is below lifetime sales for previous games in the open world zombie kill 'em up series: 2006 Xbox 360 game Dead Rising shifted 1.8 million, and 2010 sequel Dead Rising 2, which launched on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, has sold 2.7 million. It should be noted, however, that as an Xbox One exclusive launch title, Dead Rising 3 has a limited install base to sell to.
Capcom's PC and console version of Resident Evil: Revelations has won the top spot in this week's UK all-formats chart.
Capcom UK has cancelled its Resident Evil Revelations blood pool PR stunt following yesterday's Woolwich attack.
Yesterday a British army soldier was killed in a suspected terrorist attack in south-east London.
After the incident a man with his hands covered in blood was filmed saying he carried out the attack because British soldiers killed Muslims every day.
The Queen Zenobia, a cruise ship now infested with bio-organic monsters, often goes out of its way to evoke the atmosphere of Resident Evils past. Its gloomy, gore-soaked corridors are contrasted with a sumptuous ballroom, an abandoned casino and a barnacle-encrusted luxury spa, with progress hidden behind doors barred by crests and seals with nautical motifs. It's no accident that the locations explored by Jill Valentine and her companions in this addition to the canon often feel like they could have been lifted from Raccoon City, circa 1998.
Yet the Queen Zenobia carries another, unintentional subtext that proves harder to ignore. A once popular playground, now rotten and drifting, it's an almost too perfect metaphor for the Resident Evil series in 2013.
From the brightly lit co-op shooter action of Resident Evil 5 to the bloated kitchen-sink morass of Resident Evil 6, with dreadful misfires like Operation Raccoon City crudely shoved in between, the reputation of the once-fêted survival horror saga has nose-dived in recent years. For long-serving fans, there was one glimmer of hope in the darkness.
Capcom has added three zany new unlockable costumes to the console versions of Resident Evil: Revelations due 30th August on PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U.
Much-loved SNES adventure Super Metroid will be available from the Wii U eShop this Thursday for just 30p, Nintendo has announced.
Capcom expects Lost Planet 3, due out 30th August in Europe, to sell 1.2 million copies.
Capcom's Resident Evil: Revelations might not have been the best in the long-running series, but it's certainly the best there's been for some time. Having splintered off into bloated blockbuster excess and regrettable spin-offs, last year's handheld offering was at least a return of sorts to the survival horror the series had abandoned, and a pretty successful one to boot.
The new big-screen version of Resident Evil: Revelations will be expanded in four DLC packs, all of which are available via a Season Pass.
Lost Planet 3 has been delayed two months to the end of August.
The upcoming console port of Resident Evil: Revelations will include a number of exclusive features for Wii U.
Capcom has demoed the new "extremely difficult" Infernal Mode for Resident Evil: Revelations, one of the 3DS game's big changes for PC and home console versions.
Update: The console and PC versions of Resident Evil: Revelations will contain randomised enemy and item placement, a new addition to this HD upgrade.
This revelation was made by Capcom marketing man Mike Lunn during a campaign walkthrough at Gamespot (as pointed out by commenter -cerberus-). "One of the things we've really done to make the game a little bit more scarier the more times you play through it is by randomising the position of enemies and items and all that good stuff, so whenever I walk around this corner next time there could be a guy there. You'll never know," he said while fending off that dastardly tit monster (below).
Original story: The first gameplay footage of the HD console port of Resident Evil: Revelations has been released. It shows fan-favourite badass Hunk as he tears apart fleshy abominations called "the ooze" in Raid Mode.
Former 3DS exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations may be coming to consoles, but the Wii U version is currently not slated to include Resi 4's brilliant Wiimote controls, according to Capcom.
Resident Evil developer Capcom has said that there is a possibility of a reboot for its 17-year-old survival-horror-turned-action-horror franchise.
Earlier this week Capcom announced that its formerly 3DS-exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations would be coming to PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PC in an enhanced version. As many pointed out, the Vita was omitted from this list. But why?
3DS survival horror Resident Evil: Revelations will launch for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 in May, publisher Capcom has finally revealed.
The port will launch in boxed form for all platforms on 24th May (21st in North America).
Digital versions for PC and PlayStation 3 will also be available on that date (likely the 22nd in Europe, when the PlayStation Store updates here).
A list of Xbox 360 Achievements for Resident Evil: Revelations has been leaked, strongly suggesting the game's under-wraps home console port will be announced soon.
Capcom will port 3DS game Resident Evil: Revelations to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, a ratings board listing suggests.
The 3DS XL, Nintendo's upcoming super-sized version of the 3DS, will gets its own Circle Pad Pro attachment.
While the 3DS XL features larger screens and an overall larger form factor, Nintendo did not include a second circle pad on the device. And its caboose is so big that it won't be able to squeeze into the current Circle Pad Pro attachment.
Never fear. An XL-sized version of the Circle Pad Pro will be released later in the year, Famitsu reports (via Andriasang).
A third Resident Evil game for Nintendo 3DS appears to be in development.
The survival horror market is too small for Resident Evil, Capcom has admitted.
Capcom has admitted its embarrassment after a typo appeared on the box art of Resident Evil: Revelations, mislabelling it "Revelaitons".
Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata has responded to his former boss Keiji Inafune's comments yesterday that the Japanese games industry was in a "tragic state".
The producer of Resident Evil: Revelations has revealed he is eager to start work on another 3DS game in the series.
Any gamers in the US ticked off that their copy of 3DS survival horror effort Resident Evil: Revelations sports a stonking great typo on its spine can request a new sleeve, publisher Capcom has announced.
According to the Capcom Unity blog, should your copy feature the error, you can either call in on 650-350-6700 or email email@example.com for a replacement inlay.
The publisher confirmed that only the first US shipment of the game is affected and all subsequent pressings will correct the mistake.
It's another Eurogamer Podcast! Sorry! As we shuffle on towards our improbable centenary it's Tom Phillips, Tom Champion and Martin Robinson that are your hosts, rambling on until the timer runs down and we're allowed out of the recording room and back to our proper jobs.
Tom Phillips, Martin Robinson and Tom C discuss the joys of Resident Evil Revelations on the 3DS and the console's new circle pad pro accessory.
From Software's mech battler Armored Core 5 and Capcom's Resident Evil: Revelations both scored big debuts on this week's Japanese sales chart.
The PlayStation 3 SKU of Armored Core took the top spot, shifting 163,906 units, with Resident Evil close on its heels at number two, with 146,559 sales.
That's a solid debut for the 3DS title, outstripping first week Japanese sales of Resident Evil 4 on the GameCube.
3DS exclusive Resident Evil: Revelaitons has entered the UK all-format charts in sixth place.
Long before there was an internet, people were playing chess with each other through the mail. Long before a bunch of MIT hackers made two spaceships move around an oscilloscope screen hooked up to a PDP-1 mainframe, we were gathering around kitchen tables to play games with and against each other on boards or bits of paper. Without these antecedents, video games wouldn't exist in any recognisable form.
UPDATE: Capcom has confirmed that the game's first US production run will carry the error.
"You once again prepare to enter... the world of survival horror." Those were the days. Lately, Resident Evil hasn't had much of either.
Where Resi 4 performed the impossible, spinning the grotesque and the Die Hard without dropping either, Resi 5 just gave up and trod on meekly behind, the imagination of its alpha versions eventually beaten out of a lukewarm final product. Resi 6's solution seems to be all things for all men: Leon for horror; Chris for guns; the mercenary for melee. In the meantime, what can the 3DS-exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations offer?
More than you'd think, but less than you'd hope. Revelations does 3DS proud in the ways that matter. It's a bona fide Resident Evil with lengthy single-player, excellent online, magnificent locations and some stunning 3D visuals. But it's not all jam. Revelations is a move back towards the horror side of the series and to this end makes big changes to the recent formula, most notably with its combat system.
Resident Evil: Revelations should have been a numbered release to promote the fact it is a "full-on" Resident Evil game and not another spin-off, its producer has admitted.
What appears to be a viral website campaign has set tongues wagging that Capcom is preparing to unveil a new Resident Evil title.
Demos of Resident Evil: Revelations and Cooking Mama 4 will be available from the 3DS eShop tomorrow, Nintendo has revealed.
These are the first demos on 3DS, although Nintendo plans plenty more.
A Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D demo is due at some point, presumably before the full game arrives in Europe on 8th March.
Capcom's classic scarefest returns next week.
3DS scare-fest Resident Evil: Revelations will support StreetPass functionality, Capcom has announced.
Players will be able to exchange items for use in the game's campaign, as well as unlock new monsters and levels for the co-operative Raid mode (thanks, Nintendo Life).
Revelations players can collect helpful in-game items when passing other 3DS owners of the game. These bits and pieces can then be dropped into the game's story mode by selecting a parachute icon.
A demo for forthcoming 3DS survival horror Resident Evil: Revelations is on its way, publisher Capcom has announced.
The sampler has already been made available in Japan, but Capcom USA VP Christian Svensson has now confirmed it's coming to Europe and the US too.
Speaking in a forum post on the Capcom Unity blog, Svensson wouldn't confirm a date, though seeing as the game is due on shelves from 27th January, it can't be far off.
Resident Evil: Revelations will be available in a bundle with the 3DS Circle Pad Pro only at UK online retailer Zavvi.
Zavvi parent company The Hut Group has the exclusive rights to sell the bundle in the UK, Nintendo confirmed to Eurogamer.
GameStop holds that same privilege in the US.
Nintendo has revealed a list of first and third-party games coming to its platforms early next year.
Nintendo's much-derided 3DS Circle Pad Pro accessory has a beefy battery life of 480 hours, according to the device's manual (posted online by Andriasang).
Nintendo will release the 3DS Circle Pad Pro attachment, which adds an extra thumbstick to the handheld, alongside Resident Evil: Revelations on 27th January.
Revelations, the first game to launch in Europe that supports the add-on, will come bundled with the Circle Pad Pro.
Gamers will also be able to buy and play Revelations without the optional device.
Gamers must complete Resident Evil Revelations' 10 hour story mode to unlock access to Revelations' online multiplayer.
Multiplayer is now an "expectation", according to EA - but single-player only games are not dead.
Resident Evil 4 and 5 did not move the series away from its horror roots towards action, Capcom has insisted.
The 3DS thumbstick add-on is known as the Circle Pad Pro in the West, Capcom has revealed.
The name was mentioned by Resident Evil: Revelations assistant producer Tsukasa Takenaka at a recent Capcom preview event attended by Eurogamer. It also appears in the upcoming game's options menu screen, seen by Eurogamer.
In the horror action game, if you have the Circle Pad Pro, you're able to adjust the settings to select the "Type D" controller layout. This, Takenaka said, lends the game a third-person shooter feel. There is also an option to calibrate the Circle Pad Pro.
Capcom has unveiled Resident Evil: Revelations' Raid Mode, its single-player or two-player co-op experience.
In Raid Mode you play as Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield, and attack enemies to earn points that can be used to upgrade your character and weapons.
Raid Mode is playable over local Wi-fi or the internet, with levels lifted from the single-player experience. Enemies have levels and health bars appear above them. At the end of each mission the player receives a rank based on their performance. Loot is also given to the player.
Upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil: Revelations features two-player local and online co-op, as well as StreetPass support.
Resident Evil: Revelations staggers onto 3DS on 27th January 2012, Nintendo has announced.
The platform holder will be handling sales, marketing and distribution of the game in Europe, though Capcom will still get a publisher credit.
The first all-new Resi adventure since 2009's opinion-splitting Resident Evil 5, Revelations promises a return to the series' scare-orientated haunted house roots.
The eyebrow-raising 3DS second circle pad attachment will cost 1500 Yen (£12.30) and be released on 10th December in Japan.
Exploring some aircraft wreckage.
Paul W.S. Anderson will direct the next Resident Evil movie, according to a new report.
Anderson, who directed gargantuan hit Resident Evil: Afterlife, will direct from his own script, according to Bloody Disgusting.
The website understands that Sienna Guillory, who played Jill Valentine in the last movie, is being recast.
Resident Evil's in danger of spreading itself a little thin. In between this year's double-header of The Mercenaries 3D and Operation Raccoon City, it's easy to pine for a true, dyed-in-the-wool Resident Evil game – one that acknowledges that the shooting was once a sideshow, and that returns to the series' survival horror roots.
Upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil: Revelations is a single-player only experience, Capcom has confirmed.
The next Resident Evil movie is subtitled Retribution and some scenes will be filmed in Tokyo, according to series star Milla Jovovich.
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D's graphics are so good they "blur the line" between portable and home console visuals.
Resi: Revelations demo teased too.
Capcom has made Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, revealed last week via magazine scans, official.
Mercenaries 3D, Revelations demoed.
Clues hidden in new art, screens?
Forthcoming 3DS survival horror, Resident Evil: Revelations, will be so terrifying that you won't actually want to finish it, claims Capcom.
Capcom has revealed new details on its 3DS tech, confirming that the same Framework MT engine used on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 has also been deployed on Nintendo's upcoming stereo-3D handheld.