Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition screens compare old and new textures

Friday, 24th January 2014 01:55 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition takes advantage of the significant increase in graphics standards since the original’s release to pack in some fancy HD textures. The screenshots through the break show off the new assets side by side with the old ones.

As well as full screens of certain scenes and objects for manual comparison, Capcom Unity put together side-by-side extract comparisons. These assets were uploaded at full resolution so you can really see the difference, but if you’re in a hurry you may only want to open the side-by-side shots.

In the gallery you’ll also find a few stand alone HD shots and a grab of the graphics options screen – you can access this in game, and switch between the two texture sets on the fly. The game supports resolutions up to 2560×1600 or 2560×1440, but Capcom recommends 1920×1080.

Capcom is also offering a download of the recent trailer, because YouTube is locked to 30FPS, rather ruining the publisher’s attempts to show off the solid 60FPS the PC version boasts.

Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition is due on Steam at the end of February.



  1. CPC_RedDawn

    As bad as the Ubisoft port was of Resi4 on PC it is easy to mod.

    Download the patch that helped, and install sweetFX and an enb mod ontop and you can have the best looking version of Resi4 out there.

    The only difference between that and this would be the textures have a slight upgrade.

    Something tells me that is not worth £15

    #1 11 months ago
  2. loveaya

    I just want a Vita version with platinum trophy, then 19.99€ would be ok like that.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Takeshi

    Very cool of them to show this much, especially those graphic options.

    Hope restored a bit. But definitely not paying full price off the bat.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. The_Red

    Vita is nearly dead and 20€ is too low for Capcom.
    If anything, they’ll probably go for a new 3DS version (So no trophy) at 35€.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. aseddon130

    @4 sure the Vita isn’t selling gangbusters but is it heck dead. It’s just starting to pick up steam with the release of PS4 and the remote play stuff, and surely the surge of indie games coming to it will give it a much needed kick.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. fengato

    Lordy I still love this game. PS4 version please, Capcom!

    #6 11 months ago
  7. The_Red

    Even with PS4 and remoteplay, I don’t think it can survive. Of course as a fan of Spelunky I do wish that it makes a come back.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Tormenter

    Some of the textures look worse, or at least just as bad as what they’re replacing and none of them look great… It really is obviously a cash grab, it’s not been done because someone honestly believes this makes a difference

    #8 11 months ago
  9. YoungZer0

    OMG, it has video settings!

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    Sorry but I am not seeing anything with “improvements” to warrant spending 20$ on a game. The textures are not that much of an improvement in fact I would say they are just the uncompressed versions not even redone to higher resolutions. Its really a sad port.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Adol

    Seems like its using Game Cube assests, that alone makes me wanna buy this version. I want to support Capcom for at least giving a damn. I’ve played RE4 with mods, and most of them feel so out of place. The textures might look good, but they seem totally out of place etc.

    @2 – oh look another one…. Next to the 3DS, its hottest selling video game system in Japan/Asia. Its like people say the PSP failed, but fail to see, it sold over 70+ million units world wide. That’s more than the first Xbox and Game Cube combined. Sure it didn’t do DS numbers, but really good for a first time handheld system from Sony.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @11 They’ve taken a bunch of slightly higher definition graphics and allowed for a resolution increase. How is that “giving a damn”? They’ve put almost no effort into this whatsoever.

    At the very least *this* is what the 360 / PS3 port should have been. Calling this “Ultimate HD” is like calling the version of FFVII on Steam a “HD Remake”.

    #12 11 months ago

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