Capcom is set to remaster the original Resident Evil yet again for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. A ground-up overhaul that sports 1080p visuals on the new consoles, the game will be available via digital platforms in early 2015.
The new version of the game offers more detailed characters and backgrounds plus remastered 5.1 surround sound effects. It can be played using the original 4:3 display ratio or 16:9 widescreen, and includes both the classic control scheme or an alternative, modern scheme where the character follows the direction of the analogue stick. These can be switched between at any point during play.
“Originally released in 1996, Resident Evil was then “remade” in 2002 from the ground up with new visuals, gameplay elements, environments and story details whilst retaining the survival horror atmosphere the series had become synonymous for,” notes the release.
“Both fans of the franchise who want a trip down memory lane and those who are yet to experience the game that coined the term survival horror for the gaming world will appreciate this definitive re-visit of that iconic 2002 Resident Evil title.”
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