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Resident Evil 4 Classic Edition for PS3/Xbox 360?

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?

Resident Evil 4 Classic Edition - on its way to PS3 and Xbox 360?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…

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Comment by krixxx on 2008-03-30 18:30:04 | Reply

i hope that this is real! but you never know:O

Comment by Goku on 2008-03-30 18:54:55 | Reply

Well PS fans already know what Res Evil is all about and so do Nintendo fans, but what of the Xbox gamers? Some of them may not even know what Res Evil is all about. And there isn’t even 1 Res Evil game on the Xbox so a Res Evil 4 for the 360 would be a great way of getting would be potential buyers into knowing what the game is about pre hand so they might go and get it.

Comment by Kate Loire on 2008-03-30 19:10:33 | Reply

I think that practically everyone and their mothers know about resident evil.

Comment by nayser on 2008-03-30 20:28:53 | Reply

yeh, everyone has played resident evil. we dont need to know about it ‘pre hand’, if a cheap resi4 came out on 360 id pick it up but this looks dodgy. the second vid is weird, why does he say ‘cuz’? and why has it gone back to the old perspective? very dodgy

Comment by Jasonic on 2008-03-30 19:09:46 | Reply

Yeah, Thats great reasoning lol ^^

Anyone who has a 360 has had a ps1 or 2, And probably a cube too. Even if thats not the case, anyone who plays video games of any kind knows what Res Evil is. I mean come on.
Do you really think that the idea of a 360 version is to ‘Introduce people to the game’ ??

Comment by StGermain on 2008-03-30 19:57:33 | Reply

I went from PC to xbox to 360… so I have no idea expect for the screenshots I’ve seen over the past years…

Comment by o Pizzle o on 2008-03-31 23:59:28 | Reply

Resident Evil has come out on PC.
No excuses :P

Comment by fetter on 2008-03-30 19:12:54 | Reply

I say do it

Comment by Gary on 2008-03-30 19:17:29 | Reply

It’s bollocks.

Comment by trj156 on 2008-03-30 20:01:37 | Reply

i’d buy it for $40 or less, definitely wouldn’t pay full price for it. Bring it Capcom! and bring it cheap!

Comment by Jamzy No 2 on 2008-03-30 20:32:12 | Reply

For the record ive never played a resident evil game.

Comment by nayser on 2008-03-30 20:50:30 | Reply

???? jamzy, how could you?

Comment by Jasonic on 2008-03-30 23:04:47 | Reply

Resi4 on the cube is a game that should not have been missed by any gamer anywhere.
Could be the greatest game to date. (IMO of course)

Comment by wolfelix on 2008-03-30 23:15:58 | Reply

it’s fake guys…april’s fool joke from the-horror.com…check it out: http://www.the-horror.com...ums/showthread.php?t=1710

Comment by Casey on 2008-03-31 01:14:09 | Reply

Okay, so apart from any unlikely-ness of the whole situation, has NO ONE noticed that all the button displays are GAMECUBE BUTTONS. Sheesh. Obviously some sort of hack or something.

Comment by Veritas on 2008-03-31 05:32:51 | Reply

Awh. Well, I can dream.

Comment by George on 2008-03-31 10:50:27 | Reply

This is soooooo fake many thanks to the people who modded the game on the PC nice job.

Comment by Takumi on 2008-04-02 11:44:00 | Reply

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i want this game dont be fake =’(

Comment by house on 2008-12-18 10:08:31 | Reply

id say its a mod on the pc for the first video but u cant hack the old school moving cameras. the single frame in front of the grate is aclassic r.e. move. id say its very possible. but then again why would an american studio be doing anything besides porting it remember its biohazard the gooks have a r.e. themed haunted house. and why is it in eglish?

Comment by Reiko on 2008-12-28 05:30:06 | Reply

its totaly fake.
same graphics as the GC,wii,& PS2

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