The action-horror franchise will be making another appearance soon in March
In a surprise announcement, Capcom is once again bringing its beloved Resident Evil franchise to current-generation consoles. However, we’re not talking about newer installments. Three of the previous-generation releases in the series will be released, yet again, but this time for Sony Corp.’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One.
In a detailed post on the Capcom Unity blog, the developer announced that all three games are going to be available in digital format at the cost of $19.99 each. The games are going to be available in physical medium as well, but only if you’re residing in North America. As for availability, fans of the series might have to wait longer to play their favorite one out of the three. Capcom has confirmed that the games will not be released simultaneously, giving a grace period between each release.
Rather than following the chronological order, Capcom is going to release Resident Evil 6 first on March 29. The fifth installment will then follow in the summer, leaving Resident Evil 4 as the last to release in fall of this year. Since Resident Evil 4 is widely regarded to be one of the best installments in the series, or at least among the three, Capcom may be keeping the best for last.
The announcement has been met with mixed reactions from fans. There are those who believe that this is a great opportunity to replay these games or at least experience them for the first time after missing out on them previously. On the other hand there are those who think Capcom should have brought the first three games instead. A remake treatment of the highly popular Resident Evil 2 is the number one fan request.
Perhaps after the success of these titles, Capcom will consider porting, or even remaking, previous games to the current-generation platforms.