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Resident Evil Village comes to Nintendo Switch via Cloud gaming

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What you need to know

  • Resident Evil Village is a 2021 first-person horror game developed and published by Capcom.
  • During the September 2022 Nintendo Direct, Capcom revealed that Resident Evil Village is coming to Nintendo Switch as a Cloud-based title. 
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3 are also coming as Cloud games.

Horror fans are about to get far more use out of their Nintendo Switch consoles thanks to some new additions to Nintendo's Cloud gaming service. 

As part of the September 2022 Nintendo Direct presentation, Japanese publisher Capcom shared that Resident Evil Village is coming to Nintendo Switch via Cloud gaming.

Several other games are joining Resident Evil Village, including Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3. Nintendo's Cloud gaming efforts allow the publisher to support titles on Nintendo Switch that are simply to advanced to get a native port. You can watch the announcement trailer below for more details on these Resident Evil games coming to Nintendo Switch Cloud gaming.

Resident Evil Village is currently planned to be added to Nintendo Switch Cloud gaming on Oct. 28, 2022.

Released in May 2021, Resident Evil Village is the eighth mainline game in the franchise, taking place a couple of years after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Inside a mysterious European village, players will discover new threats such as Lycans, ghouls, and even Lady Dimitrescu, the now-infamous Tall Vampire Lady.

Resident Evil Village was well-received critically, and has gone on to sell over 6.1 million copies a year after it launched.

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