To celebrate 20 years of Resident Evil, Capcom announces that Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 will all be releasing for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One before 2016 comes to a close.
Capcom’s grand quest to make every Resident Evil game available on every platform imaginable continues. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One already have two main series Resident Evil titles available to play on them, but by the end of 2016, three other games in the main series will be making their way to new-gen consoles as well.
As announced today by Capcom, Resident Evil 6 will first be coming to PS4 and Xbox One on March 29th. By the looks of the trailer that was released along with the announcement, it seems as though Resident Evil 6 is enjoying a slight graphical upgrade, but Capcom hasn’t clarified if there will be visual improvements with these re-releases, or if they are just straight ports.
Resident Evil 5 will follow Resident Evil 6‘s release, scheduled to drop this summer. Following that, Resident Evil 4 is pegged for release in the fall, and while a specific month wasn’t named, the most likely one seems to be October, considering the horror nature of the franchise. The three games will cost $20 apiece, and Capcom has confirmed that physical disc versions are on the way as well.
Check out the Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 announcement trailer below:
Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 join the likes of the previously released Resident Evil HD Remaster and Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster on PS4 and Xbox One. By the end of the year, every main series Resident Evil game will be playable on PS4 and Xbox One, except for Code: Veronica, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
Before this generation of gaming ends, however, it’s totally possible that those games will be added to the PS4 and Xbox One libraries as well in some capacity. After all, a Resident Evil 2 remake is in the works, and since Resident Evil 3 on the original PlayStation shared many assets with Resident Evil 2, there is a possibility that an RE3 remake could be developed. In fact, if the Resident Evil 2 remake sells well and releases to strong reviews, it seems like a no-brainer for Capcom to move forward with modernizing Nemesis.
Since 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise, it makes sense that Capcom is going all out for the series. While fans should be able to appreciate the chance to revisit the classics on new hardware, however, what everyone is really waiting for is Capcom to reveal the rumored Resident Evil 7. Perhaps we’ll finally see footage of the game before 2016 comes to a close, but in the meantime, these older Resident Evil titles will have to tide us over.
Resident Evil 6 will be available for PS4 and Xbox One beginning March 29th. Resident Evil 5 will release for those consoles this summer, with Resident Evil 4 scheduled for a fall release.