Capcom Games on the Switch You Might Overlook


We’re once again continuing what is basically Siliconera’s new series of game recommendation pieces that looks at major publishers’ titles on different platforms and points out titles worth playing that aren’t a part of the ones they’re best known for. When it comes to Capcom, certain IPs can come to mind. It’s behind staples like Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, and Resident Evil. However, it also offers a lot of other fun games worth folks’ time. So, to help offer a little more insight, here are some other Capcom Switch games people that might be considered the best or worthwhile in various ways.

Best Capcom Switch fighting game that isn’t in the Street Fighter series: Capcom Fighting Collection

Darkstalkers deserves more love and attention. Well, Capcom Fighting Collection does that. It gives people Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge, and Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire with rollback netcode and what is essentially a library looking back at the design documents that were used to make the games. While it is based on the arcade versions, leading to somewhat incomplete iterations, it is worth it to have these titles easily accessible again.

Also, the Pocket Fighter puzzle games here and getting to play Red Earth on consoles for the first time are both blessings.

Dragon's Dogma Switch

Best Capcom Switch action-RPG that isn’t a Monster Hunter game: Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is as amazing of an action-RPG, with fantastic gameplay and character customization, and this version packs in the Bitterblack Isle expansion. It’s a wonderful port of the game that doesn’t look its age. Despite launching in 2012, it still features mechanics, like pawns, that feel fresh. Plus, you’ll be ready for Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Shinsekai

Best Capcom Switch game where you survive harrowing monster encounters that isn’t Resident Evil: Shinsekai: Into the Depths

Okay, yes, I know that title there is a bit forced. Shinsekai is an unusual, fun experience and it deserves an audience. You’re a stranded aquanaut, one of the few people living underwater due to inclement conditions above ground, and you need to find a new, safe space to live while dealing with unsettling, dangerous creatures and ruins of those who came before. Survival is a big deal, and platforming comes into play as you try to avoid things that can and will kill you.

As a bonus, Shinsekai is still an Apple Arcade game too, so you can try it for free there if you subscribe to that service.

Best Capcom Games on the Switch Great Ace Attorney

Best Capcom Switch adventure that doesn’t star Phoenix Wright: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Ace Attorney Chronicles is a fantastic adventure series. There’s comedy, heart, and drama. Most of the entries involve Phoenix Wright in some way. However, people might have missed The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles! This is a collection of two “prequels” starring the lawyer Ryunosuke Naruhodo, yes relation to Phoenix, that originally only appeared on the 3DS and mobile devices in Japan. It features the same sort of captivating, thoughtful gameplay and fun stories as the other installments, so people should always keep it in mind.

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