Resident Evil 7 Officially Announced For Nintendo Switch
Capcom has announced Resident Evil 7 for Switch, which would be a huge addition to the Nintendo console’s third-party library if not for a giant catch: it’s a Japan-only release for now, and more importantly it doesn’t run on the Switch hardware at all. Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Cloud Version works by streaming the game from Capcom’s servers to your Switch the same way cloud gaming services like PlayStation Now and GeForce Now operate.
Launching exclusively on the Switch eShop in Japan on May 24, Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version will only be playable through the cloud. This means that playing the game on the go may be trickier than with other Nintendo Switch titles, but it’s still technically possible, as long as players manage to find a stable Internet connection on their travels.
Resident Evil 7: Cloud Edition will let players experience the first 15 minutes of the game for free, but those who want to keep playing will be required to purchase a 180-day pass for 2,000 yen (about $18). By purchasing the 180-day pass, Nintendo Switch owners will have unlimited access to everything that Resident Evil 7 has to offer, and will also be able to enjoy the benefit of cloud saves.
Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version will launch on May 24, exclusively for the Switch in Japan. The game is also available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.