Capcom have announced that they’re bringing Resident Evil 4, 5 & 6 to current generation consoles this year in celebration of the franchise's 20th anniversary.
In Resident Evil 4, you take control of Leon Kennedy, a man on a mission to rescue the president’s kidnapped daughter. This game marked a turning point in the series, ditching the fixed camera angles and infamously clunky tank controls for an over-the-shoulder perspective and modern control scheme. It’s released on a plethora of consoles in the past and is widely considered a classic.
Resident Evil 5 casts you as the muscle-bound Chris Redfield, posted in Africa to investigate a terroristic threat with his partner, Sheva Alomar. It’s recommended you tackle this one in co-op thanks to your computer controlled partner's artificial lack of intelligence.
Resident Evil 6 is told from the perspective of four characters; Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Jake Muller and Ada Wong. They must (you guessed it) face a bio-terrorist attack courtesy of the newly developed C-Virus. Whilst it’s possibly the least popular of the 3, it was a competent action game, home to a respectable amount of content.
Each title will set you back £15.99 and come bundled with all DLC - unfortunately, they’re digital only releases, unless you reside in the Americas.
With Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zer0 already available, plus a Resident Evil 2 remake on the way, we have to wonder if Nemesis will be next to receive the treatment and this bring all of the mainline Resi games to a modern audience.
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