Resident Evil 6 Gets Two Collections For PS3 And Xbox 360

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Capcom's biggest hit this year is obviously going to be Resident Evil 6. The franchise has brought in more and more fans over the years as it has moved away from its survival-horror roots to the more action focused horror-shooter that we know it as today. All the new players coming to the series might need a refresher and Capcom has just the thing.

Capcom announced today that Resident Evil 6 Anthology and Resident Evil 6 Archives will be hitting the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively later this year alongside the standard release. The two collections aim to let players catch up on the latest happenings in the Resident Evil universe by collecting the prior games together in a digital package.

Each version will cost $89.99 and contains the following games:


Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition

Resident Evil 4 HD

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil: Director's Cut


Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition

Resident Evil 4 HD

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD

Resident Evil Degeneration (DVD film)

As far as completeness goes, the PS3 collection is by far the much better collection. Getting digital versions of the original PlayStation titles will go along to introducing new players to what are arguably the golden age of Resident Evil when the games were actually scary.

The Xbox 360 version is no slouch, however, as it contains Code Veronica X HD which the PS3 version lacks. It could be argued that Code Veronica X is essential to the overall Resident Evil storyline, but it's really up to personal preference. Getting the Degeneration film is also a nice touch that the PS3 version lacks.

Either way, it would appear that Residen Evil fans who want to catch up on their history have a pretty good collection to look forward to. The price might seem a little steep, but we have yet to see if these collections will have any other extra goodies. The price tag is the same amount I paid for the Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition and I got plenty of sweet swag to go along with the game. Here's hoping these collections offer the same.

While we're at it, check out the E3 2012 trailer for Resident Evil 6. I'm still bummed that Microsoft keeps on paying off these publishers to get timed exclusive DLC, but that shouldn't effect what should be another great entry in the Resident Evil franchise.

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