Resident Evil 4, Code Veronica remakes are $20 each

We recently reported the upcoming HD remakes of Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X would appear in the US as both physical discs and as downloads for 360 and PS3. Today, we have a new batch of screens, two trailers and news that each remake will ring it at $20 a pop. Kinda steep for years-old games, but we are suckers for RE4.

Above: RE4 is out first on Sep 20, and includes all the extras found in the PS2 version

Above: Such intense music for such... plodding action. Not sure if this will age as well. This one's out Sep 27

Both games include full Achievement/Trophy support (as in, they contain as many as a full retail game, not a download title), but we're still not clear if the physical version will be a bundle (as they will be in Japan) or if they'll ship separately, or if the physical price will differ from the downloadable versions. I'll definitely pick up RE4, but $20 is a lot to ask for Code Veronica, which, based on that trailer, is not going to hold up well. Any Veronica fans out there willing to drop money on this? While you mull it over, eyeball these new screens:

July 27, 2011




  • can1play360 - August 1, 2011 3:35 a.m.

    Holy shit. Thats a good deal.
  • gondarpwns - July 28, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    man RE4 is what i consider the best in the series...@Redeater i agree with u fully, but people will still buy the old ones on the case of they have nostalgia or thought they were fun games
  • BluegrassSmoker - July 28, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    I need more Leon in my life.
  • DecoyOctorok - July 28, 2011 4:55 p.m.

    It would be tough for me to go back to the laser sight after playing the Wii Edition though. Plus, I actually liked using the Wii remote to turn cranks and the QTE segments were more exciting.
  • jackthemenace - July 28, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    As everyone's already said, RE4 is definitely worth £20, let alone $20. This is a definite buy, perfect for fleshing out my PS3 collection. And it means I can FINALLY SEVER ALL TIES TO MY WII! :D
  • taterboob - July 28, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    Much as I hate the direction RE4 took the series, even I have to admit that the earlier games' style has not aged very well. I was never even a huge fan of Code Veronica to begin with. It was the weird "in between" that bridged the gap between the PS1 and Gamecube-era games in the series and, honestly, is probably the entry that has aged the worst of the bunch. It even felt dated by the time CVX came out on PS2. At least the PS1 games had prerendered backdrops instead of chunky polygons. So, given the option of buying slightly glossed up versions of the game that cast aside everything that I love about RE (RE4) and my least regarded of the original series (CV), I'm going to have to pass on both.
  • Pytor - July 28, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    These are my top two RE games, with RE4 always close to top of my fave game ever list. But 20 bucks? I may pay 20 for RE4, but 20 for Veronica? I love it, but come on Capcom, it's an 11 year old game!!!
  • TheDigitalG - July 28, 2011 3:26 p.m.

    Resident Evil 4 is the best game EVER and I will happily buy every iteration of it.
  • Shatgan - July 28, 2011 3:06 p.m.

    Does it have new HD textures? or just the same ones upscaled to HD? I don't see why is it so expensive though
  • mothbanquet - July 28, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    I was thinking of putting this off until I saw those RE4 images and all the love came flooding back. I haven't played CV since the Dreamcast days but I do remember a lengthy and intriguing adventure. Wonder if the good 'ol 'tank' controls are present and correct...
  • Crypto140 - July 28, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    There are so many RE games. You might say that the Evil has become a... Resident.
  • BrunDeign - July 28, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    Twenty bucks is unreasonable for BOTH of these titles. Resident Evil is, what, 6 or 7 years old now? How do you justify a game that old being sold for twenty dollars? And the only reason I'd buy Code Veronica is because I have never played it. I seriously can purchase Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition used for less than this. These games, especially Code Veronica (I don't hate it I'm just saying it's content doesn't compare to RE 4's), will probably only be purchased by hardcore RE fans and I guess that's to be expected. Oh and achievement hunters. Those guys froth at the mouth for an easy 1000, which I no doubt believe these two will be, looking at Code Veronica's achievements alone.
  • DecoyOctorok - July 28, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    I've been on a RE binge for the last few weeks. I replayed REmake, Code Veronica and RE4. Code Veronica is still pretty good but probably not worth $20. I would absolutely pay for a HD widescreen version of REmake though.
  • AlphaDogZero - July 28, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    That's not that bad really. Those penny arcade games from a while ago were like 1600 Microsoft points each and I'm sure they don't offer as much content as these resi games (even though they are quite old Now). I will be picking these up as I never played code Veronica X, and I only played resi 4 on PC; so I think I should give it another chance.
  • grayguwapo - July 28, 2011 8:31 a.m.

    RE4 is definitely worth 20 bucks... and if it's an HD remake of at least 720p then it's all the more worth it... sad to say for code veronica that it seems to be like a straight port, no way is it worth 20 bucks... I wouldn't mind picking this up for 25 bucks for the physical version as long as it's bundled together...
  • Spybreak8 - July 28, 2011 7:43 a.m.

    Sadly my first foray with RE4 was a friend's gamecube and then for me on my PC. Man the PC port is horrible so I'm willing to shell out 20 bones for such a classic if the controls, video and such are good.
  • ObliqueZombie - July 28, 2011 5:45 a.m.

    For Code Veronica? Probably not. Not until it's price goes down, and my free-time isn't taken up by dozens of games. But Resident Evil 4? HELL. FUCKIN'. YES.
  • peachguy - July 28, 2011 4:02 a.m.

    "[with RE4.HD] There really will be no need for Resident Evil 5 to exist any more. At all." - David Houghton FURTHER PROOF <3 <3 <3
  • Yeager1122 - July 28, 2011 3:31 a.m.

    I would defintley buy a Resident Evil 4 remake for $20.
  • Xenos - July 28, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    @aequitas13 my sentiments exactly. It's one thing to re-release as game and add something to it, but it's just a piss poor blatant attempt at pocket gouging now. I already played and bought both of these games twice (dreamcast, GC, PS2 versions) and even then the only thing they included with the ps2 version of CV was an extra cut scene and with RE4 a new gun. And now you mean to tell me a screeen filter, slightly higher res, and a smidge of next gen lighting is all I get? Extra zombies on screen? Any new weapons? Co-op? Move and shoot? New texture mapping? No? Pass.....capcom has become something else with these so called "add-ons" and "remakes"and charging these nearly full fledged prices. Disapproving Xenos is disapproving.....

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