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Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 head to PlayStation 4, Xbox One in 2016

Capcom announced an upcoming slate of remastered releases for its Resident Evil series, revealing that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners can expect to see upgraded versions of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 over the course of 2016.

Resident Evil 6 will hit the current generation of consoles on March 29th. Resident Evil 5 will  launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this summer, and an upgraded port of Resident Evil 4 will debut for both platforms this fall. The three games will be priced at $20 apiece digitally, and physical disc versions are also in the works.

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The upcoming trio revisits the three most recent mainline entries in the Resident Evil series. Starting with Resident Evil 4, developer Capcom adopted a gameplay style similar to third-person shooters, breaking away from the series’ horror-themed origins with a greater emphasis on action and quick-time events.

Resident Evil 4, originally released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2005, overhauled series-standard mechanics with an over-the-shoulder gameplay perspective, an in-depth inventory system, and refined combat. The game saw multiple ports and remasters in the years following its initial launch, including a visually updated version, Resident Evil 4 HD released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011.

Capcom followed up with Resident Evil 5 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009, introducing a co-op component that allowed players to take on undead hordes with an AI partner or a second player via an included split-screen mode. 2012’s Resident Evil 6 was the most radical departure for the series to date, offering multiple co-op campaigns that each featured different playable characters.

In the years following Resident Evil 6‘s release, Capcom shifted its focus to remastering previous Resident Evil games for current-generation platforms. An upgraded version of the original game in the series, Resident Evil HD Remaster, premiered for consoles and PCs in 2015, and a similar update for Resident Evil 0 debuted earlier this year.

In addition to its upcoming batch of remastered Resident Evil games, Capcom is also working on a fully fledged remake of its fan-favorite PlayStation survival horror game Resident Evil 2. The project was pitched last year, and is now in production at Capcom’s studios in Japan.

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