The Classic Resident Evil 4 Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch In May; Bringing Survival-Horror To A Portable Screen

The Classic Resident Evil 4 Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch In May; Bringing Survival-Horror To A Portable Screen
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The Nintendo Switch is getting some amazing titles here in the next couple of months. This is particularly true if you like survival-horror. Switch users will be able to download not one, not two, but three Resident Evil games here pretty soon. Out of these three, Resident Evil 4 is a game by Capcom that particularly stands out.

It’s one of the only games in the series that features a third-person vantage point. It will be available on May 21. If you’re a fan of the Resident Evil series and have a Nintendo Switch, this fourth entry is a must-own title. It redefined the series in all of the right ways.

You get to once again take on the role of Leon S. Kennedy. He’s one of the most iconic characters in video game history. Six years after the events in Raccoon City, you’re sent to rescue Ashley Graham. Evidently, she’s been kidnapped by some sort of cult.

It later becomes apparent that the cult has been infected with some sort of brain-controlling parasite. The cult’s leader, Bitores Mendez, plots against you and Ashley with hopes of getting her to infect the president so that he can take over the world. It’s a pretty intriguing plot as far as Resident Evil games go. You’re forced to explore a rural village somewhere in the middle of Europe.

Another huge change in this fourth installment is its combat. You’re not really left without a bunch of resources to fight off members of the cult. Instead, you’re given plenty of ammunition and guns. In this way, it plays more like an action-adventure game with slight horror moments thrown in. If you like this type of gameplay — where surviving takes a backseat — then you’re going to love Resident Evil 4.

It does take some time getting used to if you’re more familiar with survival-horror games that involve a lot of strategy. Still, you’ll find a lot to love with this game. Its graphics were cutting edge at the time it came out, and even till this day, they’re not that bad.

Additionally, you’ll have the chance to go on this epic journey with the Nintendo Switch. You can use the portable screen to kill enemies anywhere, anytime. It’s a great single-player game that will keep you on the edge of your seat for the duration of its story.

Even if you have played Resident Evil 4 before, it’s worth revisiting on the Nintendo Switch.