If you have been following developments in the weird and wacky world of Resident Evil, as well as understanding that there are at least 1,048 ways to be turned into a zombie, you will also know about the forthcoming digital versions of both Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica . If you can hold off on contracting the T virus until the middle of the week then you will be able to experience the first of these in the comfort of your own living room. Assuming that you don’t sit on a chair covered in pins of course, you weirdo.
Resident Evil 4 is due to hit both PSN and Xbox Live later this week for $19.99, £15.99 or 1600 Microsoft points, depending on your console and currency of choice. Widely regarded as the high point of the series, the game takes Leon Kennedy to the backside of Spain (no bucket and spade holidays or paella on show here sadly) to face giant water monsters and evil midgets. All in a days work.
Fully remastered for HD and of course with the now standard trophies/achievements added, both of the Resident Evil games are fully tooled up for your gaming enjoyment, the only downside coming if you were expecting Move support to replicate the brilliant Wii version of RE4, sadly it is control pad all the way.
The best news comes if you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber however, as that will entitle you to 50% off both RE4 and Code: Veronica when that launches next week. You will also be able to download the PS1 version of the original Resident Evil completely free as well if RE4 sparks your appetite for zombie carnage.