Fans Petition For Physical Release of Resident Evil 4 has been called upon once again…

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 03/01/2019 07:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

If there’s any publisher that has been supportive of Nintendo through thick and thin, it’s Capcom. The prolific publisher has always churned out a wealth of software on Nintendo platforms, and that continues to be the case when it comes to Switch. One of the bigger releases fans have been looking forward to has been that of the Resident Evil series on the hybrid console. The trio of entries promised thus far is comprised of the HD remasters of Resident Evil 0, 1, and 4 (all formerly GameCube exclusives, fittingly enough!).

While the impending arrival of these titles (which launch on May 21!) has garnered much excitement, it was recently revealed that only Resident Evil 1 and 0 will be getting a physical release— Resident Evil 4 will be exclusive to the eShop. Well, that’s the current plan, but if fans have their way, it might change. A petition has been formed on to get the game printed onto a proper cartridge.

“This petition is to show Capcom how badly we want to see Resident Evil 4 physically!” says JP, the creator of the petition that, as of this writing, sits at 1,247 gathered signatures of support. As commendable as it is that Capcom has stood by Nintendo and its fans via the numerous games that the publisher continues to provide, it is a bit disconcerting how so many of these titles are restricted to the eShop, as opposed to brick and mortar stores.

Ōkami HD and the upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy are download-only, while others like Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate have been fortunate enough to make the leap to physical. A marquee game like Resident Evil 4 seems like a no-brainer to sell as a cartridge, but apparently the powers that be at Capcom feel otherwise. If enough fans make a sufficient hoopla over this omission, well… once upon a time Xenoblade was but a twinkle in the skies hovering over Europe and Japan, yet now it’s here in North America, too. So, who knows? Dream big, folks!


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