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Resident Evil 2, 3, and biohazard officially creeping onto current-gen consoles

Evil is about to get an upgrade. Capcom’s incredibly well-received Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes will join the series’ 7th entry on Xbox and PS5 this year.

Beautiful monsters

If you’re a Resident Evil fan, then you’ve been in the midst of something of a renaissance for the series. Over the last few years, the long-running horror saga has boosted the looks (and everything else) for RE2 and 3, and has had a set of brand new outings. All of those games have been praised too, to varying degrees, and now they’re about to get a new-gen boost.

The Xbox Series X|S and PS5 will be hosing the games, which will be bumped up to take advantage of the newest gaming hardware. Fans can expect “ray tracing, high frame rate and 3D audio” to freshen things up, and of course PS5 gamers will get a little extra in the case of the DualSense controller.


Sony’s PS5 pad will get both Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Trigger support, though for what exactly hasn’t been announced yet. Though, this being Resident Evil, you can probably use your imagination and you won’t be far off.

Fans who own these titles already for last-gen consoles won’t have to re-buy for their new set-tops. There will be a PS4-to-PS5 digital upgrade available at no extra cost, and the Xbox versions will of course be seamless thanks to Smart Delivery.

As for when all of this actually happens, there’s nothing to announce yet. But we’ll let you know as soon as Capcom announces release dates. For now, just know that Evil will return some time this year.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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