Biohazard Is Finally Hitting Switch
It looks like Resident Evil 7 is hitting the Switch, but only as a “Cloud Version” and strictly in Japan. Capcom confirmed the unique release and according to Nintendo Everything, it’s called the Cloud Version because the game will play via the cloud, and its download size is going to be just 45 MB.
While the cloud version includes the base game, it also comes with the Banned Footage Volume 1-2, End of Zoe, and Not a Hero expansions. And while the game is free for the first 15 minutes, afterwards you must purchase a ¥2,000 (~$18 USD) ticket that lets you play for 180 days.
Resident Evil 7 launched back in January 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC to very positive reviews, with many people praising the game’s atmosphere, narrative and appearance. It has also done well commercially, selling more than 5 million copies worldwide.
Here’s are some excerpts from the review by our own Tyler Treese:
“At first, I wasn’t sure about the switch to a first-person perspective, as the opening scenes don’t feel anything like past Resident Evil games. Exploring a dark, seemingly abandoned house is absolutely frightening. Gone is the inherent cheesiness that has always had a place in the series, as a sense of constant dread replaces it. Even opening a door is extremely scary at first, as the strange noises I heard throughout the house made it seem like anything could jump out at me upon entering a room.”
“Resident Evil 7 biohazard isn’t without its flaws, but it’s absolutely the sequel that Capcom had to make in order to make the series relevant again. It features some fantastic scares early on, offers up the familiar gameplay that fans have been begging to return (even if the new ideas are even more exciting), and uses the first-person perspective to its advantage. Resident Evil is back, and the future is looking bright as long as it continues to evolve.”
Capcom still hasn’t confirmed if the game will be reaching Switch in other parts of the world.