Resident Evil 7 coming to Switch via the cloud

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Capcom has announced that it will bring Resident Evil 7 to the Switch in Japan on May 24, 2018. 

However, there is a catch: it won’t be available via game cartridge or digital download, but rather via the Ubitus GameCloud service. Japanese gamers will have to pay 2,000 yen for the game (approximately £13.50), but that won’t get them the download, instead essentially allowing them to rent the game for 180 days. Which should be sufficient for them to finish Resident Evil: Cloud Version, even though it includes all the game’s DLC, namely Banned Footage Vol. 1, Banned Footage Vol. 2, End of Zoe, and Not a Hero. 

Developer/publisher Capcom hasn’t yet announced whether it will bring Resident Evil 7 to the Switch via the same service elsewhere in the world, but since it has released the above trailer showing the Switch’s Cloud Version of the game, it’s a fairly safe bet that it will do so at some point. As ever, we’ll keep you posted with any developments.

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