To date, Resident Evil 4 has seen five re-releases. What started as a Gamecube exclusive title, Resident Evil 4 has since made the transition to the PS2, PC, Wii and mobile devices. Now add two more to the list, as Resident Evil 4 will be hitting both the Xbox 360 and PS3 as downloadable titles this fall. Furthermore, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of RE4 will feature high-definition face-lifts (as seen in the HD comparison screens above and below), as well as achievement and trophy support.
On top of RE4 hitting the 360 and PS3, the under-appreciated Resident Evil Code: Veronica X will also see a HD re-release on Xbox 360 and PS3. It too will release during the same window as RE4 (fall), as a way for Capcom to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise.
Here’s a little info about both titles, as well as what RE fans can expect from Capcom in regards to the big anniversary:
“Resident Evil 4 , which received numerous “Game of the Year” awards when it debuted and currently stands as one of the best-reviewed games of all time with an incredible 96 ranking on MetaCritic, challenges you to experience it all over again with support for trophies and achievements along with the visual upgrades.
As Leon Kennedy, players will explore a town overrun by cultists, mutants and mind-controlled villagers as they unravel the mystery of Resident Evil 4. Also, this release will contain all the bonus content available in previous versions of Resident Evil 4, including the Separate Waysepilogue.
In Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, the year is 1998, three months since the total destruction of Raccoon City and Claire Redfield is still in search of her missing brother Chris. While investigating an Umbrella facility in Paris, Claire is captured and transported to the remote Rockfort Island, where she awaits her death.
Then an inexplicable air raid hits the island, and though this frees Claire, it also accidentally releases t-virus samples and B.O.W.s, which thrust Claire back into the world of survival horror once again. Claire teams up with a fellow inmate Steve Burnside, but insane island commander Alfred Ashford and his evil sister Alexia set their sights on ending the duo with their sick and demented games.
The Resident Evil franchise, which pioneered the horror genre in video games, has sold over 45 million units since 1996 and spawned a series of successful motion pictures that have grossed over $750 million worldwide. The Resident Evil brand has also expanded into action figures, comic books, novels, apparel, beverages and more. As part of the 15th anniversary, Resident Evil fans will get a chance to celebrate the past, present and future of the franchise with exclusive apparel and merchandise, in addition to games like Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries, Resident Evil: Revelations and other surprises.”