Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Coming to Wii U

The Wii U is the tenth platform Resident Evil 4 has appeared on.

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Resident Evil 4 has seen many ports, and its latest takes it to the Wii U. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition will no longer have to be played on the Wii U through the virtual Wii emulator and will instead be put on sale in the eShop.

Nintendo announced the port by posting a trailer on YouTube (via Destructoid). As is the case with other Wii re-releases, it's likely that players will only be able to use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to control the game. The fourth Resident Evil game is already available in the UK Wii U eShop.

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition comes to Wii U in North America on February 4. If it's priced similarly to other Wii games on the Wii U eShop, it will be available for $20.

Resident Evil 4 is already available on GameCube, PlayStation 2, PC, Wii, iOS, Android, Zeebo, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Resident Evil 4 received a score of 9.6 in GameSpot's original review of the horror-filled shooter. The Wii Edition was scored a 9.1 and was dubbed the "definitive version" in the review.

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wish they would make the 360 version backwards compatible already

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"Resident Evil 4 is already available on GameCube, PlayStation 2, PC, Wii, iOS, Android, Zeebo, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3."

D-d-damn son...

I just had an epiphany: How about someone makes a new game?

Nah, too weird, right?

New game, haha, what was i thinking?? I'm sorry

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The definitive version has a lower score than the original version. Good call Gamespot, morons.

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I have to admit: I love RE4. I bought it for the PS2, PS3 and PC, and probably will get it again on PS4. They should overhaul the whole game, without touching the gameplay, even could put some director's cut story inside. It'd sell like water.

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@macaque12: Absolutely not. The charm of Resident Evil 4 IS the GRAPHICS. The muddy Gamecube textures make the game what it is. Period.

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It would suck to only have this system as your only one I think.

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@Triton: It would suck to be a moron, too.

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@jdlok: I would agree with YOU on that.

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@Triton: Or it would be fine.

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This has to be the most ported game in history...

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Edited By naryanrobinson

Hah, this is so stupid and awesome at the same time. One of my all-time favourite games.

Also, as an aside, yes the Wii version currently is the best version simply because of the endlessly joyful controls,

but it won't be once Resident Evil 4: Ultimate HD Edition for PC gets literally the best texture overall in the history of texture overhauls later this year.

It's a real shame they couldn't wait for that and ask the guy permission to use it on the WiiU version.

These new consoles would definitely be able to handle it. We're two full console generations after its initial 2005 release after all.

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the wii version is the best verison period and i mean period. this is the way the game should be played. i wish they actually remade wii verison for hd it is vastly superior then all other versions of this game thus far. totally enjoyed the crap out of it. it is like resident evil 4 was made for wii.

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Huh?! You're joking right? What about Australia? Will they get it too? At least it will be as good as Resident Evil Revelations without the chapters (sort of).

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@johnnyauau: its been on the nz eshop since 31oct, check on the wii virtual console.

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Man, you poor 'muricans had to wait over 3 months for this after everyone else got it. So much love from NOA:D

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@pomekiwi: Don't gamers have to wait months for some games anyway? Either you live in the East and wait months/years for Western games or you live in the West waiting for games from the East.

It looks more normal than poor to me.

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@pomekiwi: Indeed! That extra 3 months we had to wait for this 10 year old game really burns!!!

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I still have the physical wii disc for this so no need to buy it. Still this game has been ported so many times, i wonder why its not on PS4/XB1 at this point.

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Edited By Fanboys_Suc

Fun fact: this game sold two million units on Wii even after the release of the GameCube and PS2 version. Why? Because the Wii version is the BEST version of the game. You see, the reason why most third party games sold poorly on Nintendo because it's a half-ass and gimped version of the game.

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@fanboys_suc: It was possible for the Wii version to be the best, when the original was a PS2/Gamecube title.

There was no way for a PS3/360 game to be ported to Wii without a significant downgrade.

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@fanboys_suc: I have to agree, I did enjoy the Wii version the most. That said, 2 million on a platform as big as Wii is ****...

I just wish publishers would start doing proper HD ports >.>

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How nice of you to think of the Wii U. I really do respect companies that do that.

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A port of the port of the port? Ok...

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i just wish capcom would go bankrupt already.

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**** I thought this was going to be HD + Wiimote. Capcom sucks for not adding Move support to RE4 and RE6 on PS3. Magic wand is the best way to play these games.

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@girlusocrazy: Ugh, i hate motion controls. I just wanna chill while i'm playing (at least on a physical level). They might be more accurate, but they're definitely less fun (to me).

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@RaveNRolla: Yeah I wasn't having violent arm seizures when I played like on Zelda Twilight Princess, it's just a small adjustment to tilt where you want to aim. It just feels right.

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@girlusocrazy: Agreed, motion controls are the most fun for shooters IMO. But the general neckbeard consensus is that we can't have anything different we must use the worst(for shooters) of the 3 major control options >.>

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@ArabrockermanX: Having played the Wii Edition, I can say the classic controller is an option.

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This may possibly be the most ported game of all time now.

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@bacontophat45: I can't hear your over the Tetris theme, what was that?

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@Redblaze27: Ahhh yes. How can I forget Tetris.

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@Redblaze27: pfft oh please, Doom can run on fridges and printers... beat that =P

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@xXxKTTxXx: That's not really a port though, it's emulated. But it did have a lot of ports regardless.

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Its nice to have on eShop for those who want it. Now please bring us a few more Capcom.

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@mesome713: Megan Man Legends 3 please Capcom :(

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@davillain-: Yeah, would be cool to get the Legacy Collection on Wii U along with that. More Mega Man please.

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capcom is such a pathetic shell of its former self.

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We are getting tired of this running joke Capcom!

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I already play RE4 like 2 times on different consoles, so this Wii U version is useless to me.

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9.6 is inferior. 9.1 is "definitive."

Scores work in mysterious ways.

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