It appears as though Capcom is still doing what it does best: releasing ports of games that nobody remembers asking for. A listing for Resident Evil 6 recently popped up on the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee website. Details gleaned from these ratings suggest that the latest entry in the main Resident Evil series will soon be finding its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This is far from absolute confirmation, although it wouldn’t be surprising.
This is nothing new, as Capcom has a long history of re-releasing entries from their more popular franchises, so long as they continue to sell. One needs only to look at the Street Fighter series for proof of that. In fact, they are currently working on a Resident Evil 2 HD remake after years of requests from fans.
Resident Evil 6 is widely regarded by fans as the worst of the mainline RE games, so this move may seem puzzling at first. However, the game had great sales upon its initial launch, and the recent release of Resident Evil HD sold far above expectations. Bringing it to the current generation of consoles makes sense in that regard, though I suspect sales won’t be quite so pleasing this time around.
Chris Cobb is an Associate Writer at MONG and an avid fan of the Survival Horror genre. When he isn’t lamenting the Hollywood blockbuster antics of Resident Evil 6, he can be found on Twitter.