Later this fall, Capcom plans to re-release Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica as high definition remasters for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 to celebrate the franchise’s 15th anniversary. Capcom hit us with a few comparison screenshots when the games were originally announced, but now they’ve released a proper video comparison to show how these two classics are shaping up with sharper resolutions. The answer: they're much prettier.
Get a load of Resident Evil 4 and Code: Veronica running in high definition:
It’s obvious that Resident Evil 4 benefits the most from the HD face-lift. The game was already a visual stunner when it released on the Gamecube in standard definition in 2005. It’s since seen a number of re-releases, hitting the PS2, Wii and mobile devices, but this marks the first true HD version of the title. Unsurprisingly, it’s the best looking of the bunch.
As for Resident Evil Code: Veronica, the game has never looked better. Although, it’s definitely a title whose age is shown clearly in high definition. But to be fair, this is a game that released in 2000 on the Sega Dreamcast. The transition from that system to a current generation, HD-enable one without redoing every asset in the game was not going to make it look pristine.
If you liked what you saw above, prepare for Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica to hit the Xbox 360 and PS3 digitally this fall.