Capcom has announced some awesome news for survival horror fans today. A remastered edition of the original 2002 Resident Evil remake will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 in early 2015! Fans of the series will fondly remember playing the original PlayStation 1 classic in 1995 and its awesome Gamecube remake. The thought of walking down the mansion hallways on new hardware gives me zombie chills already.
Capcom released this statement on the project during the announcement:
“Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles, resulting in characters and backgrounds coming to life in greater detail than ever seen before in Resident Evil. Not only will the graphics impress but the tense sound effects have been fully remastered with 5.1 surround support for a greater gaming atmosphere. Players are now able to choose not only between experiencing the terror at the classic 4:3 ratio or a stunning 16:9 widescreen mode but also the type of control scheme they play with. The classic control scheme remains for fans of the original play style or theres an alternative scheme where the character moves directly in the direction of the analogue stick, utilizing the standards of the current generation of gaming. Both the control scheme and the display options can be toggled between at any time during gameplay.”