Capcom announced today that the ultimate HD edition of Resident Evil 4 will be coming for PC digital download on Steam globally and available as a retail version for Windows PC in Europe. PC gamers will be able to play the survival horror masterpiece in the highest visual fidelity ever with HD running at a smooth 60 frames per second for the first time. Resident Evil 4 will be available on February 28, 2014 for $19.99/€19.99.
Added to the announcement the Steam pre-order campaign also launches today which includes a digital soundtrack with more than 60 tracks and a digital artbook for those that purchase early. Resident Evil 4 on Steam will include Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud, Steam Trading Cards, global leaderboards, and full game controller support.
Resident Evil 4 received numerous “Game of the Year” awards when it debuted on the Nintendo Gamecube and currently stands as one of the best-reviewed games of all time with an incredible 96 ranking on MetaCritic. A complete visual overhaul has been performed to bring this revered title to the highest graphical quality ever. Fully optimized for the wide screen, texts have been sharpened and textures have been upgraded on characters, backgrounds and in-game objects.
In Resident Evil 4, special agent Leon S. Kennedy is sent on a mission to rescue the U.S. President’s daughter who has been kidnapped. Finding his way to a rural village in Europe, he faces new threats that are a departure from the traditional lumbering zombie enemies of the earlier installments in the series. Leon battles horrific new creatures infested by a new threat called Las Plagas and faces off against an aggressive group of enemies including mind-controlled villagers that are tied to Los Illuminados, the mysterious cult which is behind the abduction.
Will you be getting this new HD treatment to Resident Evil 4?