Sketchy details emerged early last week about the possibility of yet another version of Resident Evil 4 being readied for the marketplace. Following the success of the game on the GameCube, PlayStation 2, PC and Wii, if the source was to be believed then there is yet another iteration in the works for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, called ‘Resident Evil 4: Classic Edition’. But is this truth or nothing more than an elaborate April Fools’ joke?
According to website ‘The Horror is Alive’, this is definitely the truth and nothing but the truth, with Capcom eager to squeeze even more sales out of the highly rated entry into the popular Resident Evil franchise. But rather than merely porting any of the previous editions, it seems Capcom will be pouring even more than before into this next generation update. The original entry on the website states:
“I was sent this goody by a friend who works at Capcom’s San Fransisco building. He spied an artist working on what appeared to be boxart for an upcoming port of Resident Evil 4 for the XBOX 360 and PS3 entitled “Resident Evil 4 Classic Edition”. Details are sketchy, but from what my contact could gather, the game will feature Hunk more than before. When pressed further, they said Hunk would be getting his own story-campaign, similar to Ada’s Separate Ways scenario in the PS2/PC/Wii versions. I’m attempting to get direct captures of the boxart, and not a quick cellphone grab but this will have to do for now. We’ll have more to report on this in the coming days!”
The picture of the PlayStation 3 box art can be seen in this article and more at the source. It seems that, if true, we will be hearing more details about the game in the very near future as the planned release is indeed 2008, most likely to bring some of the Resident Evil fanbase over to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in preparation for the release of Resident Evil 5 in 2009.
However, when asked “Are there any plans for the future to port RE4 on Xbox360 and PS3? Maybe with graphic restyling (720p) and new features…” over on Capcom’s Official Website, the response was thus:
That is what Resident Evil 5 is for. No plans for RE4 on 360 or PS3 at this time.
- Christian Svensson, Capcom Entertainment Inc. - Vice-President of Strategic Planning & Business Development.
The Horror is Alive, though, insists that something is indeed in the works, and has now provided the following two video clips of the supposed game in action. Check them out below:
Resident Evil 4: Classic Edition (360/PS3, Capcom) - Video 01
Resident Evil 4: Classic Edition (360/PS3, Capcom) - Video 02
But what are your thoughts on the matter? Could this indeed be real or just a hoax to get people’s hopes up for no reason? Be sure to air your opinions by posting below and stick around for more updates…