Resident Evil 3 Demo Datamine Suggests Possible Nintendo Switch Release

One modder has discovered an interesting hint in Resident Evil 3 Remake‘s demo — the game may be getting a Nintendo Switch release.

While some Resident Evil 3 Remake fans are still playing the demo, others are experimenting with various mods in order to enrich their experience a bit more. Then, there are some fans who are digging through the demo’s files in hopes of finding secret codes of information and possible surprises.

As happens to be the case, a group of modders were able to data mine Resident Evil 3 Remake‘s demo and stumbled upon a potential announcement. Going into more detail, modder FluffyQuack discovered that the upcoming game may have the possibility of releasing for the Nintendo Switch. Although Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 3 Remake is currently coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, there is a chance the game will also come out for the Nintendo Switch at some point in the future.

The evidence that suggests the possible release lies within a list of prompts and in-menu text in the form of notifications. Specifically, when the game displays a message telling players not to turn off their console during auto-saves, the Nintendo Switch is listed as one of the consoles (with the others being PS4, Xbox One, and PC). The message reads: “This game has an autosave feature. Do not turn off your Nintendo Switch console when the icon above is displayed.”

That is not the only piece of evidence that was presented. On top of the auto-save message, there is also a message that refers to each console’s online/ digital store. One of the messages within the game’s files asks players if they would like to visit the Nintendo eShop, which is an obvious reference to the Nintendo Switch, which in return suggests a possible release in the future.

Although such information was found within Resident Evil 3 Remake, it does not necessarily mean anything. For instance, the data may have been ported from some other game (or other Resident Evil game for that matter) and Capcom didn’t bother to remove it from the demo’s files. Another reason could be that the company considered porting the game to the Nintendo Switch, but decided against it at the last minute.

Still, there’s always the possibility that the game might release for the console, especially since bigger games like Overwatch and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are available for it. Until an official announcement is made, it would be wise to not get one’s hopes up.

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