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Enhanced Versions Of Resident Evil 2, 3, And 7 Launch On PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X/S This Year

by Marcus Stewart on Mar 02, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Capcom announced that the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes along with Resident Evil 7 Biohazard are making their way to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S this year. 

The move to more powerful hardware means these titles will boast new enhancements such as ray tracing, 3D audio, and, according to a press release, “high frame rate”. Capcom doesn’t specify what that means but one would assume the games will hit at least 60 fps since that’s the benchmark for current-gen titles. The PS5 versions feature Dual Sense haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support as well. 

Best of all, if you already own these games on last-gen consoles you’ll get a free upgrade to the new versions (with Smart Delivery on Xbox). A free upgrade patch is also coming to the PC versions. There’s no release date for these re-releases but expect them in 2022. 

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard launched in 2017 and was hailed as a return to form for the series, shifting the perspective to first-person and getting back to the franchise’s survival horror roots. Its direct sequel, Resident Evil Village, arrived in 2021. The remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 were similarly celebrated as smart reimaginings of the PS1 classics, reinventing them using Resident Evil 4’s over-the-shoulder gameplay. 

To learn more, be sure to check out our reviews for each title:

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Review

Resident Evil 2 Review

Resident Evil 3 Review

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC
Release Date:
January 24, 2017 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
April 21, 2021 (Stadia), 
2022 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S)
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Resident Evil 2

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
January 25, 2019 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
June 13, 2022 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S)
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Resident Evil 3

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
April 3, 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
June 13, 2022 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S)