As Capcom is preparing a Monster Hunter game designed for the Nintendo Switch (Monster Hunter: Rise), they might be doing the same with the Resident Evil IP, too.
The ResetEra forums had a post by AestheticGamer/Dusk Golem as early as November, where he wrote the following: „I sorta’ weighed the options, I think long-term people believing there’s an Outbreak 3 and it not existing may hurt more than help, but I also got 100% confirmation Outrage is Resident Evil [for the Nintendo] Switch. It may not be called [Resident Evil:] Revelations 3 when it releases, but it is for all intents and purposes, and it’s the Switch-focused RE game (not-Switch exclusive though, it’s coming to everything, Switch was the lead platform though).” So it may follow the example of the first Resident Evil: Revelations – it first launched on the Nintendo 3DS, followed by everything else at a later date.
But now, he revealed more about it via several tweets: „[Resident Evil: Outrage] had a higher budget and a lot more development time than either Resident Evil: Revelations 1 or 2. For the record, it’s been in development for like 4 years [and it has] a budget closer to [Resident Evil:] Village’s. I think they may not use the Revelations name in part because of that. It’ll be more like a [Resident Evil:] Code Veronica tier title than anything.
I first heard about Rev[elations] 3 in 2017 that it’d star Rebecca, and I’ve been updated several times over the years it’s a Rebecca game still. I’m semi-aware of who the 2nd and 3rd protagonists are too, both returning characters, but these lips are zipped for now. [Resident Evil:] Outrage 100% is [running on] RE Engine, though the RE Engine that’s compatible with Switch like Monster Hunter: Rise is. It won’t be the best looking RE game, but it’ll still look pretty damn good, especially on Switch,” the insider that seem to be right about several Capcom-related things, wrote.
We have yet to see when Resident Evil: Outrage will launch exactly (it’s planned for the first three months of 2022), but it’s going to come after Resident Evil: Village, which will be available from May 7 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Steam with Denuvo), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.