Resident Evil Ultimate HD Edition Coming to Steam in February -UPDATED

Resident Evil Ultimate HD Edition Coming to Steam in February -UPDATED

Capcom says the Resident Evil Ultimate HD edition will run "at a smooth 60 frames per second."

Can you believe it's almost been ten years since Resident Evil 4? I certainly can't. Heck, back when it first came out I was just a starry-eyed freshman in college filled and the Resident Evil franchise was still largely regarded as being pretty decent. These days, of course, Resident Evil is arguably on the rocks, especially after its last numbered installment, Resident Evil 6, earned mediocre reviews at best.

That in mind, Capcom is hoping PC gamers will be interested in revisiting the franchise's last gleaming moment one more time in the newly announced Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition. The new version will apparently run "at a smooth 60 frames per second" and cost only $19.99 on Steam where it will be distributed. Gamers who decide to pre-order the Ultimate edition will also be privy to a digital soundtrack and artbook. According to Capcom's press release the new version will release on February 28th. That said, its Steam page currently says it will be available February 27th. We're reaching out to Capcom to confirm the date.

All of this said, we're curious as to whether or not this new PC version strikes your fancy or not. While I do hold Resident Evil 4 (and Code Veronica to an extent) responsible for the series' unfortunate turn away from survival horror, I still played it to death back when it first came out and wouldn't mind giving it another go today. Even so, I'm still not sure if I'm willing to invest in a game that I still have on various other platforms.

Update: Capcom has confirmed that the release date is February 28th.

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As soon as it goes on sale on Steam, instant buy! Just like everything else that goes on sale...

But what about Resident Evil 1-3? How else will pc gamers keep up with the highly cerebral plot without those?

I'll probably pick this up at some point, I've been wanting to play though 4 again, but I'm too lazy to hook up my gamecube.

This is most certainly unexpected, AND I WANT IT!. Strangely, I've been aching to play RE4 again, my lil' Cube is broken, my sister's Wii is beyond my reach at the moment*, and the original Ubisoft port sucks, so I've been holding out against buying it.

Captcha: Happy blessings. Yes indeed captcha!... STOP WATCHING ME! D:

*It didn't sound as horrible in my head :/

EDIT: OMG, the system requirements are fucking ridiculous!... I mean, I do meet and even surpass them, but... 15 gb of space!?, 2-4 gb of ram!?, dual core+ CPU!?... for a freaking GameCube game!?... you're lucky I desperately want this and I meet/surpass the requirements Capcom, but this is fucking ridiculous. Can you port Okami to the PC too?, plz? :D

The number of times a sentence began with "That said..." started to become quite redundant. That said, I know quite a few people who are excited for an HD edition of RE4.

StewShearer:

That said, we're curious as to whether or not this new PC version strikes your fancy or not.

Considering I borrowed my parents gamecube to play my old RE4 and RE1 remake yes I can definitely say that this interests me greatly. In fact I'd love it if they re-released the RE1 remake for PC while they are at it.

All I need to know here is if it will have mouse controls or not.

Seriously, the old PC version of it lacked that and even the mods to enable it sucked so much it was controller or nothing for that game. I have this game on the Wii and I can't go back to controllers after that way of aiming. It was awesome!

Also I do like this game.

Yopaz:
All I need to know here is if it will have mouse controls or not.

Part of me wants to think I live in a world where that would be a given but considering what you said about the old version it's possible but unlikely. I bought both Revelations and RE6 which both had full controller and keyboard/mouse control support (and allowed switching between the 2 at any time). Unfortunately the steam store page doesn't list any support besides controller but the other RE's pages said the same thing.

edit: Jebus the store page says 15GB size? The previous HD port for consoles was only 3.3GB.

As long as this PC version actually fucking WORKS.

The old PC version is practically the pinnacle of embarrassingly shitty PC ports, it simply does not work.

toomuchnothing:

Yopaz:
All I need to know here is if it will have mouse controls or not.

Part of me wants to think I live in a world where that would be a given but considering what you said about the old version it's possible but unlikely. I bought both Revelations and RE6 which both had full controller and keyboard/mouse control support (and allowed switching between the 2 at any time). Unfortunately the steam store page doesn't list any support besides controller but the other RE's pages said the same thing.

edit: Jebus the store page says 15GB size? The previous HD port for consoles was only 3.3GB.

Yeah, you would think that with Resident Evil 5, 6 and Revelations having mouse support they should include it for future (past?) games, but this is Capcom... no-one's blaming them for being too smart.

Olympian system requirements aside, I would be interested in an HD version of RE4. It was a great game, even though it wasn't survival horror.

Then again, if Capcom screws it up the way Konami screwed up Silent Hill HD, then I'll definitely forget about it.

Now if they would port this to the Wii U I'd love to purchase that along with Zombi U.

Capcom, I got a quote for ya:
"The game that defined the 7th generation of gaming, from beginning to end."
But for real, this is the best example of 5/10 (5= Technical perfect) game ever and it is my stupid shooter of choice.

Capcom up to their old tricks, eh? Anything to get their back catalog on Steam.

Everyone and their mother has played RE 4. If anyone desperately needs 60 frames and the best quality textures, nab the last PC port. There's a pretty decent mod community still running.

EiMitch:
Olympian system requirements aside,

The only thing on the specs that looks a bit off is that AMD CPU's seem to require quite alot more horsepower than Intel ones seem to, and even then only at higher graphical settings. I would assume.

That aside, i could probably run it to a decent standard on my 3 year old laptop.

Does this thing have mouse support? If yes I'll buy it.

EDIT: It does! IT DOES!

Does this mean we might get Devil May Cry HD collection on Steam? Please? Pretty please?

If they're going to make an HD re-release, why not add new high-res textures?

Looks good regardless. I might get it.

I'm going to wait and see with this one. Because I remember the previous Resident Evil 4 port.

Fucking thing didn't even have mouse support.

Let us hope it is better than the last PC go round.... I still have nightmares about that control scheme. I never got past the boulder if you really want to know.

Ehhh, I don't find the graphics very spectacular, the 'HD' pretty much looks like what I remember the original port being. Granted that's just my memory of the graphics back in the day, it very well may have looked alot more like ass.

But I probably won't be buying, I played the original to death and I see no purpose in buying a game I've already beaten when I have a massive backlog of games I don't have time for anyway.

Oh hell yes! Final boarding call for the HYPE TRAIN!!

Can I get an appropriate image? Please? I couldn't find jack.

Shouldn't it better run at least 60FPS? I mean, this game came out in 2005.

Why does this look like it has the exact same problem as the original PC release? The lighting seems non-existent, yes I'm aware it's a GCN/PS2 release and things were a bit more limited back then but there WAS some sort of lighting effects, here everything is insanely bright, so what the hell is going on here?

So is this a re-porting of the HD releases put out on PS3 and Xbox360 with in-engine cutscenes and KB&M support? Or just a fancier looking PC release? Because Doom on any developer who ever releases a shitty port like that again.

...GOD that thing was atrocious...

I was seeing this like a desesperate move from Capcom to get away from the bankruptcy, if they solve the controlling problems, this will get an instabuy from the steam users. (Like that would be hard on the Steam Season sales)

Eh, while this is one of my favourite games of all time, I own it on the PS2 and PS3, and I don't see them adding anything, short of KMB that makes it different at this point. If it looked like TLoU, I would buy it in an instant, but a lot of the HD releases we're getting these days don't really look all that much better, and this is one of those...

The book would be cool, but not worth 20 bucks. I'll probably just go wipe the dust off my PS3 instead...

gigastar:

EiMitch:
Olympian system requirements aside,

The only thing on the specs that looks a bit off is that AMD CPU's seem to require quite alot more horsepower than Intel ones seem to, and even then only at higher graphical settings. I would assume.

That aside, i could probably run it to a decent standard on my 3 year old laptop.

The 8800 is off too.

That card is a beast compared to the ps3 and xbox. It can even run Arkham City at full.

It was the go to card for Crysis 1.

And now it is minimum spec for Resident Evil 4, and its said its 480p-720p upscaled. I smell an unoptimized cash grab here.

Seriously? Again?

Did 5 & 6 do so bad that you clutch at straws by bringing 4 back... again.

They already re-released this (after console releases for ps2 and xbox) with a PC version... and then with a Wii version... and then with a mobile version now they are selling it to us again?

They failed with their last attempt to port this properly to PC.

Oh, and in case I didn't say this word enough: AGAIN!?!?!?

As much as i want this ( i own RE4 for all platforms.) I need to know if it will include all the content form the PS2 version ?

Also, is it just me or does it look a little too "clean" it does not have the spooky grityness of the one of the gamecube and PS2. Still Sale = buy. But i tihnk i will boot up PS2 emulator for now and inject some nice AA and AF.

EDIT

I hope this can do a decent res and is not locked at 720p. i run at 2560 x 1440 and hope it will run at that.

And yes 0 to CV:X on pc would be nice, it cannot be that hard to improve the res on them pre rendered backgrounds

Steam workshop integration and I'm sold....whenever it goes on sale, 'cause i already own it for PC and Ps2.

If it had the remakes of the other games in it I'd buy it...

I have this game already and except for ala SF4 controller detection it's fine the way it is. RE1 remake/update for PC please. Preferably 2 and 3 as well.

Kinda milking it at this point aren't they?

Actually they were milking it when it came out for 360 and PS3...

PsiCoRe:
I have this game already and except for ala SF4 controller detection it's fine the way it is. RE1 remake/update for PC please. Preferably 2 and 3 as well.

Ok. Decided to install it and give it another bash. The controls desperately need a fix. On my Xbox 360 gamepad there are some horrible deadzones so much that I can't even turn and run simultaneously. Need to use the kb. The on screen quicktime events is also a minor annoyance since they don't display the controls buttons (referring again to SF4's awesome implementation)

PS: I am patched to 1.10

I guess they are actually going to make a proper HD port this time with actually improved textures. The last "HD" version of RE4 was just the old game with an upscaled resolution.

 

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