Capcom has announced that, later this year, three acclaimed Resident Evil titles will be available to experience like never before. The Resident Evil 2 remake, Resident Evil 3 remake and Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be getting visual and aural improvements as they arrive on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S later this year.
All three titles will tout features including ray tracing, high frame rate and 3D audio to enhance the immersion. For PlayStation 5 players, all three titles also feature engaging DualSense support for Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers.
Players who previously purchased Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 or Resident Evil 7 biohazard on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One are eligible for an upgrade at no additional cost. Capcom will make use of the platform services, PS4 to digital PS5 upgrade option and Xbox Smart Delivery system. Players will be able to re-experience the spine-chilling horrors with upgraded visuals on the latest generation of consoles. An upgrade patch will also be available for PC users at no additional cost.
Resident Evil 2
Based on the original 1998 title, Resident Evil 2 has been completely rebuilt. The game offers a deeper narrative experience than the original. Furthermore, the two-character set-up from the original returns. This reimagining of Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror game with a new over-the-shoulder camera. It also features modernised controls.
Resident Evil 3
Resident Evil 3 tells the story of S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine. She must escape from a crumbling Raccoon City, and the relentless Nemesis. Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine offers high quality visuals. A modernised control scheme couples with the series’ intense combat and puzzle solving to deliver the action-packed final chapter of Raccoon City’s collapse.
Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Resident Evil 7 biohazard set a new course for the Resident Evil series when it released, leveraging its roots while opening the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. A dramatic new shift for the series to first-person view powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 7 biohazard delivers a new level of immersion that brings the thrilling horror up close and personal.
Unfortunately, none of these titles feature Resident Evil couch co-op, a much loved feature of other titles from the series. Still, there’s reason to be excited. Especially as this may well impact the visual quality of the rumoured Resident Evil 4 remake.
Are you excited to head back to Raccoon City once again? Or is it the first-person Resident Evils that have grabbed your attention? Let us know in the comments below!