RE 4, Code: Veronica Remade in RE HD Collection
Two Resident Evil titles are getting snazzy HD upgrades, reports the latest issue of Famitsu. According to the magazine, Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica will be remastered in high definition and collected in Resident Evil: Revival Selection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Additional features are currently under wraps, though "Another Order," a mode starring Ada Wong, will be included in the game.
Release dates and North American localization details are currently unknown, but this reveal certainly spells good news for fans of the popular survival horror franchise from Capcom. Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica both received high critical acclaim, so seeing the two games in beautiful HD will definitely be a plus. While added modes or features have yet to be confirmed, achievements and trophies will most certainly please gamers looking to add more lasting value to both titles and increase their Xbox Live Gamerscore or PlayStation Network level.
It's a bit strange that Capcom didn't include remakes of earlier games in this compilation. Resident Evil received such treatment for the GameCube, but RE2 and RE3 did not. Then again, some fans may not be too keen on the idea of reinventing the classics, and with the compilation's double offering, it might feel like overkill to remaster multiple games in one go.
I'm looking forward to seeing if Capcom adds any new features to Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica. The Wii edition of Resident Evil 4 is my favorite version as well as my favorite game in the series, so I hope some PlayStation Move support is given to the PlayStation 3 version of the new release. The excellent level of accuracy in Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition really made the game shine even more, and impressive Move controls would be just as rewarding.
We're bound to learn more about Resident Evil: Revival Selection in the coming months. We'll be following Capcom closely for more details.