Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles, the two Wii rail-shooter retellings of Resident Evil events, will be re-released for PS3 this June in North America and Europe. It's being released as a single collection at first, called the Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection. but you'll have the option to buy separately later.
The PSN-only release will come with optional Move compatibility, allowing the same point-and-shoot gameplay found in the Wii games -- but, like, in HD, with trophies this time. In any case, there is a bit of new Resident Evil storyline in these two games, so good luck making sense of the whole series if you haven't played it. Really, good luck making sense of it even if you have.
Resident Evil™: The Umbrella Chronicles And Resident Evil™: The Darkside Chronicles Bring The Survival Horror Experience To Life With PlayStation®Move
London, UK – March 13th, 2012 - Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection will be coming to the PlayStation®3 across Europe and North America in June 2012 as a digital download. Featuring Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, this Collection will be available to purchase from the Playstation®Store, with each title available to download individually at a later date.
Remastered for the PlayStation®3 with stunning HD graphics and featuring PlayStation®Move compatibility, 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. PlayStation®Move technology brings the action to life, with the player using the PlayStation®Move motion controller as their weapon. The title can also be enjoyed with the wireless controller, providing seamless gameplay without a PlayStation®Move motion control accessory.
Revisiting past plots from the series and exposing Umbrella Corporation's actions, The Umbrella Chronicles features eight playable characters, including Rebecca Chambers, Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. As seen previously in the Nintendo Wii™ version the title also features a brand new chapter in Resident Evil history. The Darkside Chronicles plot takes players back to the story of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield trying to escape the nightmares of Raccoon City, whilst finally revealing the truth behind Leon and Krauser's feud.