Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 7 will be released for Nintendo Switch, as a streaming game.
So, the Nintendo Switch can stream games now? We didn’t see this one coming, that’s for sure.
Capcom has confirmed that acclaimed survival horror game, Resident Evil 7, is coming to the Nintendo Switch as a streaming game on May 24, 2018.
It’s called the Biohazard Cloud Version, and will be playable via a 45MB downloadable client, plus a reliable – and we presume pretty fast – internet connection. At the moment the game is only set for release in Japan.
Check out the announcement trailer.
Biohazard Cloud Version will be priced around the $20/£16 mark, so assuming you have the connection speed, it’s certainly affordable.
Of course, if the game performs well – both commercially and technically – we have to imagine this could open the door to a huge number of games that the Switch doesn’t have the native technical chops to run, even if it will require being tethered to a WiFi hotspot to play them.
More from Thumbsticks
- Xbox One digital game releases for May 21-25, 2018
- PlayStation Store releases for May 22, 2018
- The Week in Video Games – May 20, 2018
Want more neat stuff?
If you want to keep abreast of the latest news, features, reviews, guides, and sales, we can send all our latest articles and great content straight to your inbox. You know, collated together, once or twice a week, in a newsletter. We wouldn't send them one at a time – that would be weird and annoying!
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
New PlayStation Store releases: October 18-22, 2021
This week's lineup of PlayStation Store releases includes the long-awaited remaster of Toy Soldiers and House of Ashes.
New Xbox releases: October 18-22, 2021
House of Ashes – The Dark Pictures and My Friend Peppa Pig are among this week's new Xbox Series X|S...
New Nintendo Switch releases: October 18-22, 2021
Dying Light and The Caligula Effect 2 are among this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons to get a huge free update and paid DLC
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting an enormous free content update and a new paid DLC expansion.
Back 4 Blood review
Back 4 Blood is a rip-roaring zombie killing time, but without the right zombie slayers by your side, it's an...
Batman returns to Rocket League today
Batman returns for this year's Rocket League Haunted Hallows event, which begins today.
New Nintendo Switch releases: October 11-15, 2021 (Updated)
Disco Elysium – The Final Cut and The Good Life are among this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop...
This week’s Xbox Deals with Gold and Sale Highlights
Aliens: Fireteam Elite and games from the Fallout series headline this week's crop of Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S discounts.