Capcom Resident Evil 3 datamining mod modder fluffyquack demo code nintendo switch eshop

Capcom is releasing a Resident Evil 3 remake for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 3. The game uses the powerful proprietary RE Engine, which was also used to make Resident Evil 7 and the Resident Evil 2 remake, both of which were well-received. Dataminers have been poking around the code for the recently released Resident Evil 3 demo, and modder FluffyQuack found references to Nintendo Switch and the eShop respectively in the code.

Resident Evil 3 datamining mod modder fluffyquack demo code nintendo switch eshop Resident Evil 3 datamining mod modder fluffyquack demo code nintendo switch eshop

As can be seen, references to Nintendo Switch and the eShop appear alongside equivalent prompts for other platforms. Does that mean a Switch version of the game is also in the works? God no. It’s likely a case of shared code that is copied/pasted from one project into another and accessed as required. This is absolutely nowhere near enough evidence to conclude more Resident Evil is coming to Switch.

That said, a modern, RE Engine-fueled Resident Evil experience is playable on Switch — for Japanese players. Unique to Japan, Resident Evil 7 may be streamed via the cloud on Nintendo Switch; the cloud is used to bypass the fact that the hybrid console’s hardware may not be up to the task of running the RE Engine. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that Capcom would bring Resident Evil 3 cloud streaming to Switch as well, though it would leave one to wonder why Resident Evil 2 never received this same treatment.

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea.

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