After more than 10 years, and previous launches on GameCube, PS2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, iOS, and Android, Resident Evil 4 is lurching to PS4 and Xbox One next month.
“One of the greatest video games of all time is coming soon to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” Capcom’s Tim Turi announced on the company’s blog last night. “Leon S. Kennedy’s intense mission to save the President’s daughter is a turning point in the 20-year-old horror franchise, and the title’s arrival on modern consoles is the perfect opportunity for fans to remember why it has stood the test of time, or for the uninitiated to learn where all the accolades come from.”
The Resident Evil 4 HD version bundles in all the bonus content from the original version of the game, including the Separate Ways and Mercenaries Mode DLC. That’s besides the chainsaw-brandishing, sack-wearing ganados, creepy monks, and splatty-boom-blatty headshots we already know and love, even if it means saving Ashley Graham again. Seriously, Capcom missed a major opportunity to let players leave her to die in the new version. I mean, I get that rescuing her is kind of the whole point of the game, but maybe we’re just enabling her.
It’s out on 30 August. Cógelo.