PS4 and Xbox One owners will be able to play what is arguably the best game in the Resident Evil franchise – and the pioneer of the style of gameplay that looks set to be retired with the release of Resident Evil 7 next year – starting next month. The PS4 and Xbox One remaster of Resident Evil 4 has been announced for an August 30 release date.
The remaster will run in 1080p, and will include “all the bonus content from the original game,” Capcom says, “as well as additional features that were added in later versions. The mysterious and elusive Ada Wong stars in her own side story, which fills in intriguing story gaps from Leon’s mission. Mercenaries Mode – the addicting evolution of RE3’s bonus mode – is awarded to players who complete the campaign, providing hours of replayability and lets fans play as Wesker, Hunk, and more iconic characters.”
Resident Evil 4 originally launched on the Gamecube exclusively. Over time, it has been launched on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, iOS devices, and the Wii, with the latter being what may still be the best way to experience the game.