‘Resident Evil 4’, ‘5’, And ‘6’ HD Remakes Headed To PS4 And Xbox One
The Resident Evil HD remaster train won’t slow down in 2016. In fact, it will accelerate. Capcom announced Thursday upgraded versions of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 are all coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year.
Surprisingly, the three Resident Evil games will be released in reverse order. Resident Evil 6 will hit the current generation consoles first on March 29 with all of the game’s DLC and original features packed in. This will be followed by Resident Evil 5 sometime during the summer, and Resident Evil 4 in the fall.
The prices for each of the current-gen Resident Evil re-releases come in at a solid price too. All three will be $19.99 each when launched. Capcom is also working on a Resident Evil 2 HD remake as well.
Interestingly, Resident Evil 4 has already been re-released multiple times of the three games announced today. Originally released to the Nintendo GameCube in January 2005, it has since been launched on the PS2, the PC twice, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. It’s also generally considered to be the last to stick to the traditional mechanics in the series.
Resident Evil 5 introduced two-player co-op play along with a cover system for the first time in the franchise’s history. Resident Evil 6 continued the trend, but with even bigger set pieces geared towards third-person action over horror that some felt took away from the appeal of the series. Capcom confirmed in a press release that the March release of Resident Evil 6 will support co-op play both online and offline. Presumably, Resident Evil 5 will as well.
Here is the full announcement from the Capcom Unity blog.
“In March 1996, the world was introduced to the first Resident Evil game, which helped shape survival horror as we know it and has since brought you some of the most loved games of all time. You’ve been able to play through the origins stories that started everything with the recent releases of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0, and we’ve confirmed that a remake of Resident Evil 2 is on the way. Since then, the series and story have evolved to amp up the action and introduce new epic gaming moments with Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6. If you haven’t had a chance to play these yet or if you’ve been wanting to play them on your current consoles, we’ve got good news for you. Starting with Resident Evil 6 on March 29, all three games will be available for PS4 and Xbox One for an MSRP of only $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 each.
Resident Evil 6 is the biggest Resident Evil game to date with not one (Leon S. Kennedy and Helena Harper), not two (Chris Redfield and Piers Nivans), not even three (Jake Muller and Sherry Birkin), but FOUR (Ada Wong and Agent) campaigns that are all interwoven and can be played alone or coop in any order. These series staples and new characters face a global C-virus outbreak that’s threatening to destroy the world. In addition to all the story campaigns, RE6 includes a variety of multiplayer modes that vary up the action. Extra good news for everyone – the upcoming release will also include all the additional post-launch content from the console version (DLC and all the costumes originally only available through ResidentEvil.net).”
Capcom released Resident Evil HD Remaster to current and last-gen consoles in January 2015. This was followed by Resident Evil 0 HD Remastered released for the PlayStation 4 and PC just this past January.
What do you think of the Resident Evil series pumping out new HD re-releases of older titles in 2016? Do you think it portends of a new entry or a possible reboot? Sound off in the comments below.
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