The original Resident Evil is the latest in a line of video games to receive a remastered edition. Officially announced today by the developers and publishers, Capcom, the remastered version of the game will use the 2002 version for the Gamecube as its base, and will be a digital-only purchase.
The game’s textures and resolution have been upgraded to include 1080p support for current gen consoles. You’ll also be able to choose to play in the ‘classic 4:3 ratio’ or a ‘stunning 16:9 widescreen mode’. The sound has been fully remastered to support 5.1 surround too.
The display options can be changed at any time whilst you’re playing, and you can also switch between the classic control scheme of the original or opt for more updated controls that will move your character in the direction you push the analog stick - we had it bad back in 1996, eh.
Resident Evil was originally released back in 1996 for the PlayStation, and was the first game to use the term ‘survival horror’. It was later remade in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube and brought with it updated graphics, new gameplay features, environments and story elements. It was then ported to the Nintendo Wii in 2008. However, despite that remake being a Nintendo exclusive, there is no announcement of a Wii U version this time around.
The video below is of Tatsuya Kitabayashi and Yoshiaki Hirabyashi of Capcom speaking about the game.
The below screenshots are from the Xbox 360 version of the remake.