Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4 will be hitting PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 30.
The high-definition version of 2005’s paradigm-shifting action-horror sequel will feature not only the full game but also a variety of extra content, such as Ada Wong’s Separate Ways campaign and additional costumes for Leon and Ashley.
Resident Evil 4 was originally released on the Nintendo GameCube in January 2005, before being ported to the PlayStation 2 later in the year. The game is noted for completely revamping Resi’s gameplay by introducing a behind-the-shoulder camera angle and precision targeting among other features.
Not only that, but the game also became an instant classic, influencing countless other third-person action games while invigorating sales of Capcom’s long-running survival horror juggernaut.
Resident Evil 4 was subsequently ported to the PC, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and mobile platforms.
Set six years following the destruction of Raccoon City (as depicted in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis), Resident Evil 4 reunites players with Leon S. Kennedy, who has since risen through the military ranks to become a top secret government agent.
Kennedy’s latest assignment has him operating under direct control of U.S. President Graham, who dispatches the former R.P.D. cop to a remote settlement in Europe to track down the his missing daughter, Ashley. Naturally, things don’t go according to plan.
While you can read our review of Resident Evil 4 on PS3, you might also be interested to know that we’ve reviewed the first two Resident Evil remasters for PS4, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 5 too!