Resident Evil 4, Code: Veronica X HD lurch to US in September

Comic-Con 2011: Capcom announces high-definition horror remakes will arrive on Sept. 20, Sept. 27, respectively.

SAN DIEGO--Japanese gamers will have a crack at the high-definition updates of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X as part of the expansive 15th Anniversary bundle on September 8. As part of Comic-Con 2011 today, Capcom said US gamers will have to wait a bit longer.

Resident Evil 4's zombies will soon have a fresh, crisp look.

Premiering first will be Resident Evil 4 HD, which will drop on September 20. A week later, Resident Evil Code: Veronica X will hit digital store shelves on September 27.

Capcom made the news today during its Resident Evil panel at Comic-Con, where the publisher also said both games will be available on-disc only in Japan. And as was previously announced, the games will be available in North America and Europe exclusively via digital download. Xbox 360 gamers can pick up each title via Games on Demand, and PlayStation 3 owners can grab both games on the PlayStation Network.

For more on Comic-Con 2011, check out GameSpot's ongoing coverage of the annual event.

[CORRECTION]: The original text stated both Resident Evil 4 HD and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD would receive retail releases in North America. However, they will only release digitally in North America and Europe. GameSpot regrets the error.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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DarkGothic
DarkGothic

OMG, Resident Evil 4 again? When will they release the version for microwave?

RocSeanD
RocSeanD

It'll be nice to have these again.

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

Yeah I also read that this would also be released on disc. Which isn't a huuuge deal to me but it seems as if they would prefer to release this long time monsterous title on disc aswell as on demand. I imagine it would greatly increase sales.

Thing1232
Thing1232

I thought I read that these would be available on disc in America and Gamespot confirmed that. Ugh, Gamespot got my hopes up only to "correct" them.

Thing1232
Thing1232

I'm disappointed we don't get the option of buying this on disc. But I'm still excited for these.

mrhudson
mrhudson

suh-weet. my ps3 isn't backwards compatible and res 4 is one of my fav games ever. totally looking forward to it. wonder how much $$$

TigerRifle1
TigerRifle1

The game should've been remade, CV did just as much for the series as RE1 did if not more. It deserves the same kind of updated treatment that the first game got.

slainta
slainta

I just hope RE4 HD won't be simply a port of the PC version. It would be pretty ugly to watch Gamecube cut scenes in the middle of the HD gameplay. And please... PS Move support!!!! It did great on RE5!

simon_levane
simon_levane

Veronica is quite dated. I don't think it holds up well today with the tank-like controls and slow-pace. I'm still thinking of "Operation Raccoon" as a purchase. It may not be classic RE, but the co-op factor looks mighty fun!

vitonemesis
vitonemesis

is it really confirmed to be retail?

stncldrwg
stncldrwg

No Mega Man = None of my money going to Capcom.

SuperMessy
SuperMessy

I love RE4, it's one of my favorite games of all time. I still have my PS2 copy, but I might pick this up again for some trophies. :D

sohaibiftikhar
sohaibiftikhar

@suprsolider Yes but the hitch is that the cut-scenes look pale by comparison to the in-game graphics they're just the GameCube cut-scenes ported over and it's a shame no effort was made to render them in real time or to improve the visual quality. Another setback is that none of the texture work was redone, so grass and leaves and rock maps are still the same low-quality versions originally designed for normal-quality television resolutions. :(

vallan2
vallan2

Well, Capcom will not stop the milk trucks rolling it seems. Both of these games were fantastic...that being said, I think you can find each of them for about 9.99 @ your local game store. Why rehash a good game/series until everyone is sick of it? Just release one new original RE once in a while, this bombardment of resident evils makes the games less scary, and less appealing IMO. Don't even bother remaking RE 2, cause I know that Capcom's "remake" will be HD graphic, that's it. Hell, they might not even change the game, which is probably a good thing, but why release it then? On ther other hand, the new 3ds RE looks good, but they need to get back to solo survival horror, it was much scarier.

KhanhAgE
KhanhAgE

>Talran1 RE: Revelations is the new RE coming to 3DS. A true RE fan would have known about Revelations since the beginning.

KhanhAgE
KhanhAgE

Resident Evil Code: Veronica is simply one the best. I would definitely love to play it again in HD.

superbuuman
superbuuman

I don't mind this because Im a RE4 fan...got it on GC, PS2, PC & Wii :P so will be getting this. As everyone else have said "Where's the RE2 HD remake, Capcom??"

Santesyu
Santesyu

if I can get this in the stores great!, I hate microsoft point system.

Talran1
Talran1

this is all well and good and i will more than likely buy them both, but what was that about RE revalations at the end of that vid? chris and jill with guns drawn on each other? where is the news on this?

booty56
booty56

people stop bit**en, I never got to own either of these games so I'm happy I'm able to play these on my PS3 finally

digi-demon
digi-demon

RE4 HD = :D RE:CVX HD = :? Both in one package would have been preferable, as despite crirical acclaim, l they are still basically both 6 and 10 year old last gen games respectively.

David_Kniffin
David_Kniffin

This is cool and all... but where is my REmake 2 and 3?! :P

Ribbercage93
Ribbercage93

Quit your crying people! Resident Evil 4 DEFINED the last decade in gaming and changed the way games were made. It's the greatest game ever made IMO and I'm gonna buy the retail versions for PS3 and 360 cause Capcom deserves my money. I've been asking for this and they listened. Thanks Capcom for making this stellar game. I want some more screenshots!

GothicWar
GothicWar

WTH Capcom, you guys keep sucking. Is that all you can do now, is put old games already released over and over and over. Marvel vs Capcom 3 being re released, Street Fighter 4 on it's 3rd release, HD versions of RE4 and Coed Veronica is being rereleased!!!! Come on, have forgotten how to make games!!! Megaman Legends 3 desererves in time in greatness, for the fans. You rather kill that, and keep doing re releases?! Where is the logic in this, I have every RE game, I don't need better graphics to enjoy a game! I won't get the 2nd marvel vs Capcom 3 game, because the orginal is just as good without the other extar chars. Make and release Megaman Legends 3, show respect to Megaman, a series that helped make Capcom what is is today. Uncancel Megaman Legends 3, release it to the fans, and maybe your fans with show you respect again. As the saying goes Respect is earned, not given.

LordelX
LordelX

Have them for Gamecube. No thank you. Nobody else should pay full price for these. Wait 6 months and they'll drop in price.

M3ran
M3ran

you know i hope,apart from the basic graphics the animations get better soon,because if you can remember the game was on ps2 and the animations was just made for ps2,so i hope everything gets better not just the graphics.

solidine
solidine

They're selling them separately? Oh for #$@&s sake....

suprsolider
suprsolider

Seriously people, I can't beleive allot of you are giving into this milking. God damn people, instead of making new games, they are rehashing the old ones AGAIN knowing full well fools like yourselves will be there to give them more of your money. Seriously, this is why gaming is going down, why it's turning into a joke. It's all about the money now, it's not about the medium, telling stories,great amazing new games. It's all about how much money they can fleece of people before the bottom falls out.

suprsolider
suprsolider

@sohaibiftikhar RE4 and Code Veronica have been on PC for YEARS now. And they both play at much higher resolutions than the console versions.

params7
params7

cannot wait to play CVX in HD. Its THIS game that made Wesker.

yeah_28
yeah_28

i know there are just videos, but so far it looks pretty much the same, if you already played it or if you didnt the diference in graphics seems minimal, if capcom did a full remake of RE 2 or code veronica or RE 3 like in resident evil remake it would be a huge sucess and a much deserved honor to the series

Henninger
Henninger

I have both the GameCube & Wii editions of the RE4. I have both the original Code Veronica & Code Veronica X. I'll pass on these.

raev92
raev92

We WILL be able to delete our saved files on these ones... Riiight Capcom???

roxXion
roxXion

They should have released CV first, now we wont have the funny moment that playing CV and RE4 chronologically creates. Chris at the end of CV: It's payback time! We gotta destroy Umbrella, let's finish this! *flying away from epic explosion* Leon at the beginning of RE4: Umbrella's stock prices crashed and Umbrella was finished Who would've guessed that Chris was so good at stock shares?

Poodger
Poodger

The only RE4 version I ever owned was the Gamecube copy, so I have been itching to try out the new content that was on all subsequent versions, and I hate motion controls, so this will be a first day buy for sure! I can't wait to replay RE4 another hundred times! Most definitely in my top 3 favorite games of all time

thetravman
thetravman

I can't play RE4 on other consoles after the Wii version...I just can't. That control was perfect. I might buy Code Veronica since I lost the first disc for my GC version. :p

garrett_duffman
garrett_duffman

Thanks capcom. Maybe instead of giving yet another rendition of RE4, you could do some REAL work and get megaman legends 3 running again. no respect for this dev anymore.

GulliversTravel
GulliversTravel

As seperate SKUs, oh gosh Capcom, this sort of stuff would make Activision blush...

michaelt7
michaelt7

DanielL5583 you couldnt be more spot on IMO

ash162
ash162

something to look forward to this september! Hope they aren't 60$. Anybody know any other big releases that month??

noturfangirl
noturfangirl

Capcom used to be known to put out quality games. Now they are just trying to make a quick buck with all these relentless remakes. The mindless sheep keep buying so they will never come out with anything new anymore :(

sohaibiftikhar
sohaibiftikhar

Oh man.. :'(.. I wish we were getting this on the pc too.. I'd love to get rid my PS2 version of RE4 as its getting all scratchy and honestly i don't want to lose it... Huge fan of the game...

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Code Veronica was one of the better games in the series. In my opinion, it beats the others.

zzamaro
zzamaro

@Superzone Achievements are already leaked so there are only about 10 of them if I remember correctly. If we talk about trophies, it's probably going to be a full set of gold trophies and platinum. I'm kind of dissapointed because I was expecting a full set(over 35) of achievements/trophies.