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Capcom have announced that they will continue their trend of re-releasing Resident Evil games with Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 all coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year. It was announced on Capcom’s website in a blog post. The three games will be resealed separately, starting with Resident Evil 6 on March 29, then Resident Evil 5 in the summer and Resident Evil 4 in fall. They will be sold digitally at $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 each.

Resident Evil 6, first released in 2012, was a much more action packed story compared to even the its predecessor, and because of this, it garnered a heavily mixed response from fans. You played as many different characters throughout the game as you jumped around various parts of the world. 

Resident Evil 5 is set in Kijuju, a fictional region of Africa. First released in 2009, the game allowed for co-op play between two players. Player one would take control of returning character Chris Redfield and player two would play as newcomer Sheva Alomar.

Resident Evil 4 is considered by many as the best in the series, was first released in 2005. It was originally a Gamecube exclusive but in the end was ported to a multitude of platforms including the PS2, Xbox 360, PC, iOS, Android and … Zeebo? The game had more of a survival horror theme compared to the games released later although less then its predecessors and marked a shift in tone in the series.

2016 marks the 20th anniversary for the Resident Evil franchise with the first game being released in 1996 in Japan. Capcom have been re-releasing and updating a lot of Resident Evil games lately with new versions of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0, which came out recently, and a Resident Evil 2 remake is also in production.

Capcom have said that a physical disc versions will also be available in the Americas, but no other details on this are known.

Are you excited about these games coming to current gen consoles? Which one are you most excited for? Share your thoughts in the comments below

Sam Mcarthur-Mclean

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Writer for TechRaptor since 2014. An avid follower of the gaming industry that loves to write about it. Currently a student. From Glasgow, Scotland.