Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED users can finally play one of the best horror games in years thanks to the power of the cloud. Horror games are not as common as they used to be, especially AAA horror games. However, there are a few shows that keep the AAA horror genre alive; not more than resident Evil although. The latest entry in the series, Resident Evil Villageis already available on Nintendo Switch, but its predecessor, Resident Evil 7it wasn’t, at least until today.
Of course, this is great news for Nintendo Switch fans as the 2017 title is one of the best horror games of the last decade. Developed and published by Capcom, it evolved the series by taking it from third person to first person, and it also brought the series back to its survival horror roots after recent episodes were more action horror. Since 2018, the game has been playable on Nintendo Switch via a cloud version, but that version has never been made available again in the west to date.
For those who don’t know, a cloud version means the game doesn’t download to your hard drive like a regular game, instead you have to stream it, with the streaming technology itself doing quite a bit of work to get the game running can be ported to the Nintendo Switch with less hassle. Of course, this isn’t the best way to play the game, but it’s the only way to play it on Nintendo Switch.
“Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is the next big entry in the prestigious resident Evil series and sets a new course for the franchise, leveraging its roots and opening the door to a truly terrifying horror experience,” reads an official description of the game, Style powered by Capcom’s new RE engine, Resident Evil 7 delivers an unprecedented level of immersion that brings the suspenseful horror up close and personal.”
The game’s official description continues: “Set in modern rural America, it takes place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil 6players experience the terror directly from the first-person perspective. Resident Evil 7 Embodies the series’ signature gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first defined “Survival Horror” some twenty years ago; At the same time, a complete overhaul of the gameplay systems takes the survival horror experience to the next level.”
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