Resident Evil 7 Will Soon Be Playable On Nintendo Switch Via Streaming

Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil 7

One of last year’s best games is getting an unlikely version on the Nintendo Switch. Resident Evil 7 is getting a port of sorts to the Nintendo flagship that is only playable via the cloud.

Limited to just Japan for the time being, Resident Evil 7: biohazard Cloud Version (catchy) will land on Switch on May 24th. Users will be able to try a fifteen minute demo out before purchasing play time. For example, via SiliconEra, 180 days of play time costs 2000 yen (roughly £13/$17). That’s not bad at all considering you can complete it in a lot less time.

Check out the trailer from Capcom below:

However, there are some concerns for this version of Resident Evil 7, namely that it flies in the face of the Switch’s biggest selling point: portability. While you could always find Wi-Fi hotspots while on the move, game streaming has proven to be pretty demanding in the past. PlayStation Now is a demanding service, to say the least, which means that even superfast broadband might not be up to snuff.

It will be interesting to see how streaming works on Switch and whether Nintendo will be able to crack the code that has eluded other services so far. It’s a pretty good game to play while you’re sat on the toilet if you are trying to deal with a low fibre diet, though.

From our Resident Evil 7 review:

“This is the most impressive return to form I’ve seen in a long time. With heart-pounding scares, clever puzzles, and formidable enemies; Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is one of the best horror titles I’ve ever played.”

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