Capcom has announced Resident Evil 7 for the Nintendo Switch today. In a surprise announcement, Capcom confirmed that Resident Evil 7 will be available for the Nintendo Switch starting May 24th. The announcement might seem like a surprise until you take a closer look and see that it is for the ‘Cloud version’ of the game. This simply points towards a release where the game is streamed from a server instead of playing it all locally directly on the Switch.
The official trailer for Resident Evil 7 Cloud version can be seen below. It doesn’t appear to release in any other market aside from Japan and will be sold for 2,000 yen rental that can last for 180 days.
This is not the first time any Japanese developer has released a streaming version of their game on a handheld. In the past, Square Enix has tried it with Dragon Quest X available for the Nintendo 3DS. It was basically a game that could be streamed from a server and playable on the 3DS. It seems to have done well in Japan for Square Enix so maybe Capcom is experimenting with similar release for Resident Evil 7.
Resident Evil 7 is available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. It also received a Gold Edition that was released last year and featured all of the post-launch DLC bundled with it.