Resident Evil 7 Cloud Announced for Nintendo Switch

Welcome to the family, Switch.

Resident Evil 7 is coming to Nintendo Switch, though it’s not really what you’d expect from your typical port. The title will be released exclusively on the Japanese eShop this week and will only be playable via the cloud.

While Capcom has stated that players will be able to experience the game on Switch while playing both docked and undocked, they will still need a stable internet connection to do so.

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Resident Evil 7 Cloud will include all four DLC packs released on console and PC, thus making it a complete collection for the seventh iteration in the series. Players will be able to experience the first 15 minutes of the game for free, but will be prompted to buy a 180-day service pass if they’d like to keep playing past the trial period.

Pricing is currently set at ¥2,000, which roughly translates to $18.01. Save files will also be stored in the cloud, rather than the console itself. Capcom has stated that save files linked with inactive accounts may be subject to deletion.

There’s still no information on availability in other regions, but a second announcement may very well follow in the days leading up to E3.

For more on Resident Evil 7, check out our review of the full game and the first 12 minutes of the Not a Hero DLC.

Filip Miucin is IGN’s Nintendo Editor. Find him on Twitter @filipmiucin and every Friday on Nintendo Voice Chat.

SOURCE: IGN.com

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