Resident Evil 4 Switch Port Lacks Motion Control And HD Rumble

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Resident Evil 4 has come to Nintendo Switch this week, but Capcom’s effort to port the critically-acclaimed survival horror game to the portable home console has been met with widespread disappointment.

Priced at a premium on the portable home console – £29.99 ($29.99) compared to £15.99 ($19.99) on PlayStation 4 – many had expected that, as with Ōkami HD, Capcom had looked to deliver more than a standard port.

It’s bad news though, as, if the price point wasn’t already off-putting, we’ve simply been treated to the same port that was prepared for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

That means that while there are in-game achievements, no extra effort has been made to incorporate the motion controls that were such a standout addition to Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition.

Even HD Rumble hasn’t been considered, which, with the care that was given to it with Ōkami HD, is something that had resulted in Nintendo Switch being seen as having the definitive version.

The Resident Evil 4 port even still has the accelerated aiming glitch that was reported, but remains unaddressed, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In Resident Evil 4, you play as special agent Leon S Kennedy who finds himself investigating the abduction of the US President’s daughter. That leads him to a mysterious town in Europe, where he uncovers something far deadlier and more horrific than the zombies of previous Resident Evil games.

Resident Evil 4 is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide, priced at £29.99 ($29.99).

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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