First Gameplay for Resident Evil 4 HD and Code Veronica X HD

The first gameplay videos of the Resident Evil 4 HD and Resident Evil: CODE Veronica X HD have been released, giving Capcom fans a taste of what next generation technology can do for the much beloved Resident Evil titles.

While the differences in quality might not be immediately evident, the real draw is having the games available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Fans of the Resident Evil franchise often argue that Resident Evil 4 and CODE Veronica are the two best entries in the series. The former was a competent third person shooter but retained the survival horror elements that make the franchise great. CODE Veronica added 3D backgrounds over the series’ traditional 2D backdrops – and was the only Resident Evil game released on the short-lived SEGA Dreamcast console.

From the looks of the in-game videos, the core gameplay has remained largely unchanged from what fans expect. Again, the graphics haven’t seen a huge overhaul – but they will benefit from HDTVs. Take a look below for the videos and further down for the gallery.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGb-BLsGXPY

Resident Evil 4 HD will also be featuring its own achievements that won’t be too difficult to obtain for seasoned veterans of the title. While some fans may gripe about the exclusion of Resident Evil 5‘s action control scheme – that allowed players to strafe, it seems Capcom is very keen on maintaining what made RE4 great.

On the senior side of the equation, CODE Veronica X HD has also received its first gameplay video and some new screenshots. Not everyone got a chance to experience one of the more underrated Resident Evil titles, even though it saw re-release on the PlayStation 2 back in 2001. CODE Veronica marked the return of Claire and Chris Redfield after their initial series appearances.

Check out the video below (followed by the combined screenshot gallery):

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgOOtMaNiMA

Either title is one to investigate if you haven’t had the chance to, especially Resident Evil 4, which ended up striking a fine balance between action and survival horror. CODE Veronica steered the series into the 3D graphical direction we now know and love – which is almost taken for granted at this point. Whichever title you decide to buy, you won’t regret it.

Resident Evil 4 HD releases September 20, 2011 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Resident Evil: CODE Veronica X HD releases a week later on September 27, 2011 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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