Back when Capcom confirmed Resident Evil Revelations and its sequel for all current-gen systems (including the Switch), it referenced new control schemes. An updated fact sheet now sheds light on how this'll affect the Switch and it's good / bad / incomprehensible (delete as appropriate) news. Oh yes, we're going to party like its 2007.

It confirms some nice things, such as the option to play Raid Mode in local co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2, using one Joy-Con each if necessary. It also outlines optional motion controls; let's be honest, we'll all try them just because they're included. PR fluff is below:


  • Reveal Both Horrors in HD – Play as series favorites like Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield and Barry Burton in two acclaimed survival horror games, either at home on your TV or on the go in handheld or tabletop mode.
  • Nintendo Switch Exclusive Features – Immerse yourself deeper into the horror through optional Joy-Con motion controls and HD Rumble compatibility. Use the right Joy-Con to aim your shots and swing knife attacks, and flick it up to reload. Shake the left Joy-Con to escape enemy attacks when grabbed.  
  • Raid Mode Returns with New Options – Head online and take on hordes of enemies in the replayable Raid Mode. In Revelations 2, there’s also an option to pass a Joy-Con to a friend and take on the horde together locally.
  • All DLC Included – All downloadable content and episodes previously released for Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 are also included.

Now, we're going to go to bat in favour of motion controls here. Some of the waggling may have been silly in Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition, but it was fun and quite immersive; pointer controls can also be fantastic when they work well.

So, how many of you are going to relive the Wii years with this one? Both games are out on 28th November, either $19.99USD each on the eShop or $39.99 in a retail collection.