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Resident Evil

Resident Evil 5 And 6 Day One Patch To Add New Features To Both Games

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Resident Evil 5 and 6 are releasing today on Nintendo Switch, finally allowing players to enjoy the two entries in the series on the go. The two games will play as they do on modern consoles and PC, but some additional features are getting added through a day one update.

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Capcom confirmed today that the Resident Evil 5 and 6 day one update will introduce gyroscopic and motion controls to both games. These additions will make the Switch releases the only ones that include motion controls.

Resident Evil 5 and 6 are getting added to the Nintendo Switch eShop later today. The two games will cost $29.99 and they will include all the graphics enhancements seen in the PS4 and Xbox One re-releases, as well as the DLC packs that have been released for them. The two games are around 17GB big each, so make sure to have plenty of free storage space before downloading them.

With the release of Resident Evil 5 and 6, all modern Resident Evil games are available on the Switch, with the exception of Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 2 Remake. The former is available on Switch as a cloud gaming version, but this version is only available on Japan. With many games getting Switch ports nowadays, it wouldn’t be surprising to eventually see a real Resident Evil 7 port in the future.

Resident Evil 5 and 6 launch today on Nintendo Switch.

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Francesco De Meo
Francesco has been writing about video games and the video games industry for almost a decade, focusing on all aspects of the industry. Having always loved handheld gaming, he joined TouchTapPlay in 2013 to cover mobile gaming and, later on, the Nintendo Switch console, which is today his most played console.