You’ll soon be able to relive Resident Evil 4 as the Ultimate HD Edition is preparing to launch the classic horror survival game on Steam once again. It will come with 60 frames per second for the first time on February 28, 2014 and that at a price of $19.99.
Along with the HD visuals, this version will include the Separate Ways epilogue, as well as Steam functionalities for a numerous amount of things. This includes Steam Cloud saves, leaderboards and Steam Trading Cards, for those wanting to add to their badge collection.
Originally, a Nintendo Gamecube game, Resident Evil 4 amassed an incredible 96 Metacritic rating. A subsequent PC port provided by Ubisoft only attained a 76 rating.
This is also not the first HD remake of the game. Prior to this release, versions on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 already came with some adjustments.
We see a future for 4K remakes coming, if that keeps going the way, it does. Then again, there’s technically not an HD release for PC out of the box, if that was really necessary.
Resident Evil 4 is probably the favorite iteration in the series, if the fan base is concerned. It fixed the more clunky controls from older games, but still kept some of the horror tension present.
In further releases, Capcom opted to make Resident Evil more action-oriented, which resulted in the addition of huge mobs in Resident Evil 5 and the multiplayer brawler, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
Its most recent release, Resident Evil 6, devolved more into those action directions and was generally poorly received. Maybe that’s why Capcom is dusting off Resident Evil 4 again.