Ladies and Gentlemen, it has come to my attention that Leon Kennedy may in fact be a zombie. Over the last six years the blockbuster hit Resident Evil 4 has infected countless gaming platforms, from the GameCube, to the iPhone and now Famitsu is reporting that Resident Evil 4 is being ported once again along with Code Veronica to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, apparently going under the title: Resident Evil Revival Selection HD Remastered Version.
It’s now clear that former S.T.A.R.S. agent Leon’s quest to save the presidents daughter will simply not stay dead.
At this point it seems likely that Resident Evil 4 is trying to surpass Tetris as the worlds most ported game. With more than five ports in six years Capcom is obviously banking on a continuation of the games initial success.
For those who have somehow yet to play the fourth entry in Capcom’s popular survival horror series, the entire game, including the bonus side story levels Separate Ways, (which were not released on the original GameCube disc,) will all be playable in high definition. Similar to the HD re-releases of other PlayStation 2 games such as the original God of War and it’s sequel, which launched a whole line of PlayStation HD facelifts. Many fans eagerly anticipate being able to play bundled versions of their favorite PS2 games on their nice new TVs, but in this case yet another helping of Leon’s deadly mission might make some long time Resident Evil fans start raising their pitchforks and shouting Spanish in response.
This time around, true HD might bring Leon and friends back to life and re-spark some nostalgia. At this resolution Kennedy may not look undead, but Capcom are certainly coming across as vampires.
UPDATE: Capcom has announced that the North American release of Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica will be seperate DLC titles, rather than the Resident Evil Revival Selection HD Remastered bundle that is set to release in Japan. American gamers can expect the classic survival horror games later this fall.