Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 Release on the Switch This November, Has Motion Controls

I'm using tilt controls!

News by Caty McCarthy, .

It won't be long now until a Resident Evil game is on the Nintendo Switch. On November 28, Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 will be released on the portable-hybrid-home console.

Individually, the games will be sold for $19.99, or alternatively $39.99 bundled together. In terms of a physical version, Revelations 1 will be sold as a physical copy with a cartridge and contains a digital copy of Revelations 2 within it as well. Both Switch versions of the game come with all the DLC that have come to the games before, making them a full package.

Since they wouldn't be Switch games without special functionality, the games will also be outfitted with an optional motion control scheme using the JoyCons. The motion controls will allow players to aim and shoot, and even shaking them to help themselves bust free if they're grabbed by an enemy. Of course, the game will also have HD Rumble support for its JoyCons.

In a way, this will be like a return home for the Revelations franchise, which got its start back on the Nintendo 3DS before getting a shiny HD upgrade. The version being ported to the Switch is a version of the latter, which was originally designed for last-gen consoles. On August 29, Revelations 1 and 2 were released on current gen consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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  • Avatar for dsparil #1 dsparil 6 months ago
    The gyro aiming in the 3DS version of Revelations made it so much easier to control. It was a shame that it was dropped in the HD version. Very glad they're making a return. I was originally going to pass on this, but that changes everything.Edited September 2017 by dsparil
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  • Avatar for falz3333 #2 falz3333 6 months ago
    While playing RE7 on PSVR, I felt an unexpected sense of familiarity with the experience. I then remembered that I'd played the prototype for it years earlier on the 3DS with RE:'Revelaitons'. As the only person on the planet that loves the 3D feature on the 3DS, I found the game deeply immersive; the platform added so much to the experience. The game taken on it's own merits, without depth of vision, might end up being one more bog standard action game like the other RE games from that period. It may have taken a considerably greater amount of work to port to PSVR, but I selfishly would prefer it to be on that platform, if only for the sake of comparison/consistency.Edited September 2017 by falz3333
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  • Avatar for Captain-Gonru #3 Captain-Gonru 6 months ago
    @falz3333 You aren't the only one. I love the 3D effect. We are a rare breed, I'll grant you.
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  • Avatar for presidentcamacho #4 presidentcamacho 6 months ago
    Seems like the Revelations games went largely overlooked by lots of gamers, which is a shame . I found them to be a great marriage of the classic style with RE4-ish gunplay and camera, which solved my big problem with the older RE titles witout going all RE5/6 action movie style. Perhaps content starved Switch owners will bite into these.
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  • Avatar for Sturat #5 Sturat 6 months ago
    I'm excited to hear that the tilt controls have been added, even though I don't think they'll feel as good as using the Wii's IR pointer.
    I will probably buy these on Switch, but making the second game digital-only definitely makes me hesitate.
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