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Resident Evil Fans Just Got The Best News

The "Resident Evil" series has been around for a long time. Capcom's legendary apocalyptic zombie survival franchise is a staple of the genre and several of the titles are arguably among the greatest horror games of all time. Many would argue that the series peaked with "Resident Evil 4" and started to suffer a steady decline after that, but in truth, this series is back on the rise. Ethan Winters' journey through the Baker house in "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" seems to have re-sparked a lot of interest in the franchise as many consider it one of the best games in the series. After that, Capcom decided to go back to remaking their older titles with the "Resident Evil 2" remake in 2019 and the "RE3" remake in 2020. These have been extremely well received by fans and critics alike. Taking the classic stories and characters and giving them a fresh coat of modern graphics and action gaming mechanics seems to have been a winning combination for Capcom. In fact, the "RE2" remake actually sold more copies than the original. It offers a way for new fans to experience the origins of the series without having to commit to playing a version of the games that's over two decades old.

Unfortunately, these games were all developed for what is now past-gen hardware and players on new consoles haven't had a way to play them that takes advantage of the latest tech – until now.

Resident Evil gets an upgrade

The official "Resident Evil" twitter page just posted an announcement stating that "Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 are coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S with visual enhancements later this year!" The post also included several photos from the three games, showcasing the various enhancements that players will presumably be able to expect from these upgraded versions of the games.

Already have one of the games? No worries! The post says "those who currently own these games on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be eligible for a digital upgrade at no additional cost." PC players weren't left out either. The account posted a subsequent tweet that "upgrade patches for all three games will also be released for PC players at no additional cost when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions launch." So, anyone who has the hardware will be able to play freshly upgraded versions of these games, and those who have already purchased it won't have to pay an extra dime. Needless to say, fans were ecstatic, though many are still eagerly waiting on an official announcement for the remake of "Resident Evil 4."