The “Resident Evil” franchise may have transformed from its survival-horror genre into an action-horror series, but it goes without saying that “Resident Evil 4,” “Resident Evil 5,” and “Resident Evil 6” are Capcom’s most popular games even to this date. With that said, the monolithic Japanese game publisher has just announced that it is bringing the three titles to the current generation console, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
Capcom’s “Resident Evil” series has managed to sell over 66 million copies worldwide, making it as one of the company’s most popular franchise thus far. First, “Resident Evil 6,” the latest title in the main series of the franchise, will arrive on March 29. “Resident Evil 5” will come out in summer, while “Resident Evil 4” will follow in the fall. Each of the game will come with a $27 (US$20) price tag.
The reverse order of release date for the titles may seem out of place, but it’s also important to note that by each installment, the franchise became more of an action game instead of its survival horror-genre where it once shone. Despite its radical shift in gameplay, “Resident Evil 4” still managed to instill fear in its gamers due to it being atmospheric as compared to the sequels. So it may be a good idea to save it for last.
There has been no shortage of “Resident Evil” titles as of late due to Capcom being busy porting them and re-mastering them for different platforms. The original “Resident Evil” and “Resident Evil 0” are now available on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, while “Resident Evil 2” is soon to follow.
Remastering games have been seen recently, with game publishers in seemingly releasing waves of them. Square Enix saw “Final Fantasy IX” ported and “Adventures of Mana” remade, while Capcom evidently also has its own share of re-releases.