Resident Evil 2, 3 and 7 PS5 versions appear on PSN, suggesting they’ll be released soon


PS5 versions of Resident Evil 7 and the recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 have appeared on the PlayStation Network, suggesting they may be released soon.

Capcom announced in March that the games would be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S this year, although a release date wasn’t confirmed.

As spotted by PlayStation patch tracker @PlayStationSize, all three titles have now appeared on the PSN as PS5 games, leading to speculation that they could be released to coincide with this week’s Summer Game Fest showcase or Capcom’s own digital event next week.

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Capcom previously said the new-gen upgrades will be free for existing owners of the games.

“Upgrade patches for all three games will also be released for PC players at no additional cost when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions launch!”

Capcom said the new-gen console versions of the games will include “visual enhancements” but did not reveal if there will be new features beyond this.

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Both Resident Evil 7 and the Resident Evil 2 remake were met with extremely positive reviews, with both games being cited as a return to form for the franchise.

However, Resident Evil 3‘s remake wasn’t as popular with critics. This was due in some part to the remake’s changes to the original game.

In our Resident Evil 3 review, we said: “Print out a walkthrough for the original Resi 3 and you may as well have printed out a cheesecake recipe for all the good it’ll do you: this is a completely different game.”

Capcom recently confirmed that a Resident Evil 4 remake is in development and is scheduled to release on March 24, 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

According to Capcom, Resident Evil 4 remake will preserve the essence of the original game, while “introducing modernized gameplay, a reimagined storyline, and vividly detailed graphics”.

It said today that it’s planning to provide “a fresh new look” at the game in its Capcom Showcase livestream on June 13.

Last week Capcom also delivered a full reveal of Street Fighter 6, which confirmed that the sequel is set to include a single-player adventure mode.

A gameplay trailer confirmed a 2023 release window for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

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