I could fill a novel listing every little thing Resident Evil 6 did wrong at launch. Chief among them: enemies, alive or dead, did not react to weapons fire; bosses refused to stay six feet under; quick-time events required reflexes not possessed by the average human; vital gameplay tutorials remained hidden in the loading screens; and aiming down your firearm’s sights produced a field of view so narrow you could kiss the character’s ears.
All those complaints just show, though, that poor review scores cannot keep Capcom down. According to the Korean Game Rating Board, as reported by Gematsu, the globetrotting exploits of Leon, Chris, Ada, and the rest of the franchise’s sidekicks will infect the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at an undisclosed date. While leaks are not uncommon for this industry, the Korean Rating Board did reveal the console ports of Resident Evil: Revelations ahead of schedule.
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Capcom also loves to remake and re-release its roster of titles for every conceivable platform. Although Resident Evil 4 is the prime example, the company confirmed a January 2016 launch date for its Resident Evil Zero HD Remake, and the multiplayer-centric shooter Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps will arrive on PCs and PS4s soon after. Besides the Resident Evil 2 remaster, another Resident Evil game in the pipeline is not improbable (though a Resident Evil 7 announcement is likely a long way off).
That is a lot of zombies, but what would you want from Resident Evil 6 on more powerful consoles? Better graphics? All the post-launch patches of the last-gen iterations? Would Capcom even throw in all the downloadable content released thus far? Perhaps you just need an excuse to relive the nightmare or see what all the ire was about.
Let us know in the comments below, and in the meantime, give our original Resident Evil 6 review a glance.