Capcom’s excellent HD remaster of the Resident Evil GameCube remake crossed the “one million units sold worldwide” benchmark this past weekend. The game had already set records as the company’s best selling digital launch of all time, so I think its safe to suggest that Capcom still finds plenty of value in Resident Evil’s legacy.
Thank goodness, too. Capcom still has a lot of recovering to do, and it needed this game to be a hit. The positive reception of Resident Evil HD REmaster, Resident Evil Revelations 2, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and the DmC Definitive Edition all hopefully point to 2015 being a defining year of this turnaround for the struggling publisher.
Hopefully we’ll get a few more original games out of this resurgence as well, and maybe we’ll finally get to play deep down.
The Resident Evil HD Remaster is available on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. It’s one of my gaming highlights in an otherwise mediocre 2015, and it is totally capable of going toe-to-toe with Bloodborne’s sense of atmosphere.