The First Resident Evil is Getting Remastered

By Michelle Balsan, 2 years ago
Update: The release date for the Japanese Xbox 360 version has been confirmed as November 27th. The Xbox One version is still set for Early 2015.

We also now have images, which have been inserted into the story below.

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Fans of the original trip to Raccoon City, rejoice in the news that Capcom has officially revealed that the original Resident Evil will be getting an HD remaster for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Of course, this means it will be getting a visual upgrade, with graphics appearing in 720p for last gen and 1080p for current.

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Along with updated graphics, sound will be enhanced to 5.1 surround. The original control scheme from Resident Evil will stay in tact, but a more modern-friendly option will be available as well. The camera will also come in an older, fixed variety if you choose to play in the game's original 4:3 aspect ratio. If you want to play widescreen, a dynamic sweeping camera will show you all there is to see.

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Capcom has released a video of producers Tetsuya Kitabayashi and Yoshiaki Hirabyashi discussing the game. Not only do they discuss what can be expected, but also the elements they've preserved in order to maintain Resident Evil's original experience.



Several screens showing off the new visuals were also released.

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Resident Evil, which is based on the GameCube Remake of the title, will be landing on consoles via digital distribution in early 2015, with the exception of the last gen version in Japan. That will be released before Christmas for 3990 Yen, Which would place it at about $40 or £23.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.