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Resident Evil 5 and 6 Switch Port Update Adds New Features at Launch

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When it comes to Capcom, it seems as though the company's mission to make sure fans can play through the entire Resident Evil series on any platform imaginable. As part of that effort, Capcom just recently launched Resident Evil 5 and 6 on the Nintendo Switch. In addition to the Resident Evil 5 and 6 Switch ports, Capcom has also released a patch for the game that adds new features.

In the day one patch for Resident Evil 5 and 6 on the Switch, Capcom has added gyroscopic aiming and motion controls. These features are of course optional, but it's worth pointing out that the Resident Evil 4 Wii port earned quite a bit of praise for its aiming and motion controls back in the day. In fact, there are many who consider the Resident Evil 4 Wii version to be the definitive way to experience the game. Whether or not Resident Evil 5 and 6 get similar praise remains to be seen, however.

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The addition of gyroscopic aiming and motion controls to Resident Evil 5 and 6 on Switch will no doubt be appreciated by fans. After all, they add at least something new to the games, which are otherwise direct ports of the original Resident Evil 5 and 6. For Resident Evil fans who haven't played these games in awhile or who simply want them on the go, these optional control schemes could very well be what convinces them to pull the trigger.

That being said, those who plan on buying Resident Evil 5 and 6 on the Switch should keep in mind that the games may have performance issues on the system. The Resident Evil 5 and 6 Switch demos had some bad technical problems, with both games really struggling to maintain their frame rates during busy action sequences. It's possible that these issues have been ironed out since then or that these fixes will be a part of the day one patch, but fans may want to look into that before they commit to a purchase.

Resident Evil 5 and 6 join other Resident Evil games that have already made their way to the Switch, like Resident Evil 0, the Resident Evil HD remaster, and more. It's possible Capcom will bring even more Resident Evil games to the Switch in the future if these titles all sell well, but we'll have to wait and see on that front.

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