Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 are Making Their Way to PS4 and Xbox One

Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 are Making Their Way to PS4 and Xbox One

The games will release in reverse order, starting March 29.

The Resident Evil franchise will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in March, and in celebration of that Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 will be playable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with releases coming throughout the year.

"In March 1996, the world was introduced to the first Resident Evil game, which helped shape survival horror as we know it and has since brought you some of the most loved games of all time," reads the description on the announcement trailer. "You've been able to play through the origins stories that started everything with the recent releases of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0, and we've confirmed that a remake of Resident Evil 2 is on the way. Since then, the series and story have evolved to amp up the action and introduce new epic gaming moments with Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6."

All three games will be playable on PS4 and Xbox One, for $19.99 each. Weirdly, the release schedule starts with 6 and works its way backwards, with Resident Evil 6 available March 29, Resident Evil 5 coming this Summer, and Resident Evil 4 releasing some time in the Fall. Is this a countdown to something? Did someone mess up the scheduling? Discuss.

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So one good game and two wastes of time if public opinion is anything to go by?

Making me wait till Fall for Resident Evil 4? You dicks.

Also, running out of Resident Evil games to properly port over to current gen consoles, Capcom -- Might wanna actually make one again. A good one this time, please.

Capcom really are seeing how long they can hold off putting any work into creating a new game. I don't think there has been any other publisher/developer in my memory of gaming this intent on shamelessly rehashing old guff for a quick buck and minimal effort. Has all their creative staff just abandoned them for greater heights, leaving only a few programmers and a dyslexic monkey with a rifle and a bag o' poo pellets? Bills need paying, monkey needs entertaining and possibly feeding.

I wish they take a note from Tomb Raider and give me an "open" city game where I play as Jill running through Raccoon City while the Nemesis and Wolfpack Unit hunts me down...

anyways I guess I'll play RE4... again T__T everytime I say I won't buy this game another time and everytime I buy it again

Is this really needed? (Asl ono I'm not asking for a next gen Resi 1-3 either.)

Still I guess we will have a new gen footage or Christ punching that rock!

OK you would not find a more Hardcore Resident Evil fan than me.

I love the Survival Horror RE games, 0,1,2,3,Code Veronica, and Outbreak files 1 and 2.

I at one time disowned my copy of RE 4,5, and 6.

I hated them for what the represent.

But as time when on I grew warm to them.

RE 5 and 6 are not BAD games, not by a long shot.

At least as fun action games they work.

And come on you bash on RE 5 for its stop and aim style of gameplay yet you are still willing to play Resident Evil 4?

Lizzy Finnegan:

All three games will be playable on PS4 and Xbox One, for $19.99 each. Weirdly, the release schedule starts with 6 and works its way backwards, with Resident Evil 6 available March 29, Resident Evil 5 coming this Summer, and Resident Evil 4 releasing some time in the Fall. Is this a countdown to something? Did someone mess up the scheduling? Discuss.

They're releasing them in order of quality. Shit, less shit, awesomesauce.

I sort of pity people who can't enjoy a game, then move on to new games. Don't mistake me, I love a good remake, but this is the third or fourth iteration isn't it?

After the Wii version of RE4 I can't go back. Really loved the way the motion controls worked in that game.

Wait are these remasters or just re-release?

Since Xbox One has backwards compatibility this just sounds like a complete money grab to me. All three games could already be out on Xbox with Microsoft willing to do the leg work to get them working.

erttheking:
So one good game and two wastes of time if public opinion is anything to go by?

Personally I got a lot of mileage out of RE5, particularly if you play co-op. The problem is it followed RE4, widely regarded as a really good game. Couldn't tell you about 6 though, never got round to that one myself.

OT: why the hell are they releasing them in reverse order?! I don't even... what?

Well, I look forward next month when The Escapist gives Resident Evil the same frothing, masturbatory tributes that they've been giving to Pokemon and Zelda. No? Only slobbering over Nintendo? Ah, alright then.

They're going to remake 6, watch nobody buy it, then cancel 4 and 5, because they are experts on how-to-business. I still don't understand how they keep surviving.

Eh, I might pick up 4 when it comes out but i really couldn't care less about 5 & 6.

Also the reason for the reverse order probably has something to do with the age of the games, I'm no expert but I'd imagine that it's more difficult to patch up the older code to work with the new consoles or something like that so they'll start with the newest game and then work back form there.

Richard Gozin-Yu:
I sort of pity people who can't enjoy a game, then move on to new games. Don't mistake me, I love a good remake, but this is the third or fourth iteration isn't it?

The thing is, there's 14 year old kid out there whose never played RE4. He doesn't own a gamecube, or a ps2, or a steam account. HD re-releases can let new people experience old classics. They keep older games alive. So I'm fine with this.

The problem is Capcom's inability to do anything new, and their dogged resistance to make a classic RE game, while simultaneously cashing in on classic RE games. There's clearly an audience, Capcom, give us a decent survival horror game.

LegendaryGamer0:

Lizzy Finnegan:

All three games will be playable on PS4 and Xbox One, for $19.99 each. Weirdly, the release schedule starts with 6 and works its way backwards, with Resident Evil 6 available March 29, Resident Evil 5 coming this Summer, and Resident Evil 4 releasing some time in the Fall. Is this a countdown to something? Did someone mess up the scheduling? Discuss.

They're releasing them in order of quality. Shit, less shit, awesomesauce.

Posting something similar to this, but with a theory to go with it. Was surprised to actually have someone else post this so soon into the thread. Anywhore.

I expect Capcom is releasing the games in this order to gauge interest, but not in the way one might expect. Release Resident Evil 6 and record how well the game sells or doesn't sell. Release Resident Evil 5 and record sales figures for it as well. Release Resident Evil 4 and take note of sales figures.

At the end of that Capcom will compare sales figures from all the re-releases it's done, including 0 and Resident Evil.

I'm guessing they want to see which game style sells more. Is it the older tank control puzzle style games that fans want? Or is it the action sequences from Resident Evil 6 that is craved by the fans?

Not really much of a theory I'll admit, but it would make sense in how they're releasing the games from six to four.

I still have my old Gamecube Resident Evil games, 0 through 4 and still play them every other year and love them to death. I only pop in Resident Evil 5 every other couple of years and since I finished Resident Evil 6, I haven't touched it. What I'm trying to say is that after buying Resident Evil 4 for the Xbox 360, I don't have any plans on buying any of these three again.

/blog

I wonder if they are going to release updated versions on the PC. Eh, to be honest, I'm disappointed the Capcom is going out of it's way to constantly release the same games again and again. I know it's risky to make new games, but it's completely ridiculous to just constantly devote resources to micro-updates of games like they do all the time. For RE4, this is the.... 4th release of the game I think. And they not too long ago released an HD version on the PS3 and 360. Are they actually offering any kind of improvements at this point?

Congratulations on getting RE4, current gen console owners. As far as the other titles go, no, not on console. The only reason they're worth playing is nude mods exist and you need PC for that.

Resident Evil 4 is a timeless classic. It should be on as many systems as possible so I'm glad that console owners are getting it on their system of choice. I still have it installed on my PC. Might do a playthrough soon. I've been meaning to go back to some of the classics.

Baresark:
I wonder if they are going to release updated versions on the PC.

They did that already. The RE4 re-release from 2012 (I think?) works flawlessly on PC. I wouldn't be surprised if the PS4/Xbone version ends up being the PC port.

Fox12:

Richard Gozin-Yu:
I sort of pity people who can't enjoy a game, then move on to new games. Don't mistake me, I love a good remake, but this is the third or fourth iteration isn't it?

The thing is, there's 14 year old kid out there whose never played RE4. He doesn't own a gamecube, or a ps2, or a steam account. HD re-releases can let new people experience old classics. They keep older games alive. So I'm fine with this.
The problem is Capcom's inability to do anything new, and their dogged resistance to make a classic RE game, while simultaneously cashing in on classic RE games. There's clearly an audience, Capcom, give us a decent survival horror game.

That would be a powerful argument if the company in question were doing half as much with new IP's or even extending the existing IP than just finding new ways to cash in on nostalgia. So, I do have a problem with this. I played this game on the Gamecube, and would never begrudge anyone enjoying it on the Wii, or PS3, or Xbox 360. What exactly about playing it on one of those platforms or emulated from a previous platform is going to destroy a 14 year old? Besides, how many 14 year olds want to play game mechanics from when I was nearly 14?

And who wants to play RE5 at all?

You're making all of the right points, but you're not connecting them. They're not unable to make new things, they're UNWILLING. We have given them a stable revenue stream centered around stasis, so lets not drop all of the blame on them for cashing in. At some point we have to stop justifying our nostalgia and complaining about the lack of evolution of games.

Adam Jensen:
Resident Evil 4 is a timeless classic. It should be on as many systems as possible so I'm glad that console owners are getting it on their system of choice. I still have it installed on my PC. Might do a playthrough soon. I've been meaning to go back to some of the classics. Money is a drug to a company, especially a publicly traded company. They often lose sight of riskier long-term gains when there is a lot of low hanging fruit to be plucked.

PROTECT YOUR FRUITS! :P

Baresark:
I wonder if they are going to release updated versions on the PC.

They did that already. The RE4 re-release from 2012 (I think?) works flawlessly on PC. I wouldn't be surprised if the PS4/Xbone version ends up being the PC port.

It would be sort of crazy if they didn't do that for the Bone at least.

Xsjadoblayde:
Capcom really are seeing how long they can hold off putting any work into creating a new game. I don't think there has been any other publisher/developer in my memory of gaming this intent on shamelessly rehashing old guff for a quick buck and minimal effort. Has all their creative staff just abandoned them for greater heights, leaving only a few programmers and a dyslexic monkey with a rifle and a bag o' poo pellets? Bills need paying, monkey needs entertaining and possibly feeding.

Points finger at Square Enix.
OT I wish they will come out with a new game I will not play. I have not boycotted them its just none of the games they have released or re-released have grabbed my attention for more than 10 sec.

Lizzy Finnegan:

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Wasn't the companion character in RE5 black?

I'll probably pick them all up eventually. I'll use any excuse to play Resident Evil 4 again, 5 was great to play in co-op and 6 might actually have the most satisfying combat of them all.

You know, when I was a kid I got really uppity about Resident Evil 4. Its deviation from the series and the consequent direction it would take the series in. Then with more replays In realised how much better Resident Evil 4 played than previous games. I reached a point in my gaming life where it suddenly clicked that Resident Evil/Dino Crisis were only tense because of the arbitrary camera angles. Say what you like but Resident Evil Revelations proved that over the shoulder Resident Evil games can be tension packed horror games and that it the example Capcom should be using as they move ahead with the series, similar to the start of Leon's campain in 6.

All that being said, Capcom might be scraping the bottom of the barrel for re-releases now.

Sampler:

Lizzy Finnegan:

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Wasn't the companion character in RE5 black?

You're right, but for some reason they decided to feature the main characters for the Lost in Nightmares DLC.

suitepee7:

erttheking:
So one good game and two wastes of time if public opinion is anything to go by?

Personally I got a lot of mileage out of RE5, particularly if you play co-op. The problem is it followed RE4, widely regarded as a really good game. Couldn't tell you about 6 though, never got round to that one myself.

OT: why the hell are they releasing them in reverse order?! I don't even... what?

That is how I was too I played a ton of Resi 5 simply for the co-op alone.

Sigh, I'm much rather they made a decent RE7 than this. Plus RE6 should never be released again for any system!

 

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