Given the skepticism surrounding game title releases and release dates, one title appears to be promising in successfully fulfilling its release date announcement: Resident Evil: Chronicles HD.
Announced to be available come June 26 for the PlayStation 3, Capcom combines Resident Evil titles – Resident Evil: The Darkness Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles – in HD format with Resident Evil: Chronicles HD.
“Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection will offer gamers the chance to relive the Resident Evil story so far. The intense shooter gameplay from both titles is back as players attempt to survive the horror alone or with a friend in co-op mode, earning trophies as they go,” quoted from Capcom’s release statement.
The game will be available via the PlayStation Store, and as indicated in the game’s release announcement, the two titles are bundled into one in Resident Evil: Chronicles HD, with the option for getting only one of the two titles to-come on a later date.
The first Resident Evil came out in 1996, then considered as an “experimental-type of game”. Since its release, it has inspired a number of solid followers, which led to the release of various sequels and prequels, along with the release of non-game inclined spin-offs like the Resident Evil movies starring Milla Jovovich, comic books and novels.
As it stands, Resident Evil: Chronicles HD appears to be one title which won’t tread on the ongoing trend of publishers/developers announcing game release dates, only to follow up announcements with pushed-back release date statements.