If you haven’t heard, the original 1996 Resident Evil game is being remastered for current and next gen consoles, so you can relive the nostalgia of the original close-quarters mansion where all of the horror started. See the initial announcement here.
Yes, I did say remastered, not remake, as this game is an HD remastering of the remake for Nintendo’s GameCube in 2002, which did a full-scale restructuring of the game adding new gameplay elements, graphics, and story in addition to the original game’s content.
The game follows the classic story of special tasks group S.T.A.R.S., Chris Redfield, and Jill Valentine searching for their missing squad in Raccoon City, and taking refuge in a mansion following an encounter with zombified dogs on the outside. However they pick the wrong mansion, as it seems there are just as many if not more horrors lurking through its halls as there is on the outside. This leads you into treading through narrow corridors with nothing but a few bullets in your clip and the clothes on your back in search of your missing team members.
This version will also be upgraded to 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One and 720p on PS3 and Xbox 360, with significant improvements to the environment, textures, and sound effect quality.
The game will also include modernized settings to attract new gamers to the series and a purist game style for the die-hard fans who are accustomed to the more wonky controls and fixed camera angles of the original game.
The new screenshots and trailer, which you can see below, were released alongside the announcement of Resident Evil Revelations 2. Both games are due to be released in Japan next year. A Western release wasn’t mentioned, but seems a given due to the global popularity of the series. Down below are the latest screenshots of Resident Evil’s HD Remaster, so that you can get a bit of a taste of what you’re in for in the game.
And here are a few slightly older released images.