Resident Evil Remake To Get Remastered For Current Systems
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.05.2014
The original gets another redo...
Coming Soon reports that Capcom has announced that the first Resident Evil game will be remastered for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. It will be released digitally in Europe and North America in early 2015. The franchise has sold 61 million copies worldwide. The first game was released in 1996 and then "remade" in 2002 with new visuals, gameplay elements, environments and story details. This will be a remastered version of the 2002 game.
Capcom said: "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 there's 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."
Here's a synopsis: Taking place in the now notorious Raccoon City, players choose to take on the role of either S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) team member Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine who have been sent into the city to find the missing Bravo team. When the team is suddenly attacked by a ferocious group of mutated dogs, desperate for an escape they take shelter in the Mansion, but will they ever get out alive again? Players will need to be brave as they adventure through the dark, enclosed spaces searching out the horrors that await them. With limited ammo and survival items available gamers will need to keep their wits about them to survive the various traps and puzzles that greet them at every stage.