Capcom has said many times now that they are very interested in dipping back into the Resident Evil series’ past, with remakes and remasters being given a bigger focus than ever before. While Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 have received remasters that have done well, this year’s batch of remasters haven’t disappointed either.
Capcom has announced on Twitter that this year’s remasters of Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 have done extremely well, shipping over 1.5 million copies so far. They took an interesting approach with releasing these remasters, as they started with 6 and worked their way back to 4’s release in August. They can be purchased physically and digitally and cost $20.
Despite these remasters doing well, it is a remake of Resident Evil 2 that remains the most anticipated project that they have going on outside of Resident Evil 7. A remake of the second game has been requested for many years, and development for it has been going on for several months now. However, we still have no footage of the game and there is currently no release date.
Resident Evil 7 is set to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on January 24th, 2017.