Resident Evil Gets HD Treatment
High definition upgrades, with or without gameplay updates, have been a trend of sorts recently. From the 3DS incarnations of Zelda classics to the somewhat forgotten Gran Turismo update on PS3, players and devs alike want 1080p at all times. So for fans of Resident Evil and graphical precision, the HD lack has hurt for some games. Feeling this space, Capcom has set release dates for full HD versions of RE4 and Code Veronica X in September.
On the 20th, Resident Evil 4 HD will be unleashed and boast a graphic update that makes the act of hiding Ashley in a dumpster look even better. Following the trend a week later, the aptly named Code Veronica X HD will come out with its graphics resharpened for the HD world. Yes, the games haven’t been completely reprogrammed, so the graphics will basically be the old ones minus the blocky, NTSC-reduced nostalgia. Oh yeah, and trophies.
Resident Evil 4 boasts 12 trophies for completing mission through the game’s length, as does Code Veronica X. That’s right, there are only a dozen achievements each, with no rewards going to the player who endlessly headshots Plagas – so the prospect of 100% completion just got a whole lot easier. Both games retail for a mere $20, on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. On the series front, the next full installment of Resident Evil will come out some time in 2012 so these remasters will serve as aperitifs of sorts. Oh well, better than a game that can’t save properly.