A lot has been said about the over-dependence on HD remasters so far this generation, but I am sympathetic if the game is at least over a decade old. This is why I have no problems picking up the Resident Evil HD Remaster. It’s a game I haven’t played in a good long while, as opposed to just a year ago, and it doesn’t have the same cash-in feel of most HD remasters.
For just $19.99 also, it’s a great bargain! If you are looking for the best place to pick it up as well, then maybe Sony can convince you. You see, the PlayStation version of this game will support cross-buy across both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. That’s a $40 value for one purchase, but it is only available for those who opt to pre-order as opposed to those who would rather wait for a sale.
Of course, why bother? Why do you need the PlayStation 4 version when you already have a PlayStation 3 one? Some have their reasons, and I do as well. My PlayStation 3 has become my dedicated retro-gaming console as of late, and I have it on my private desk in my office. Resident Evil HD Remaster is pretty much retro upon release, so I think I’d prefer to play this on the PlayStation 3 actually. From what I’ve seen, the differences between the two are few and far between, so why not?
The game is also going to be available on the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC, but no word has been made about similar pre-order bonuses just yet. Resident Evil HD Remaster launches on Jan. 20.