Resident Evil Remake HD Remaster Announced for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PC. BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!
Resident Evil Remake HD Remaster! A graphical high-definition update to GameCube’s Resident Evil 1 remake has been officially announced for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC! BE STILL MY BEATING HEART! It will hit stores in 2015 as a digital download in the USA & Europe.
Watch the developers talk about Resident Evil Remake HD.
The hugely popular Resident Evil series, having sold over 61 million units to date, returns to its roots with a remastered version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece, Resident Evil Remake. Originally released in 1996 for PlayStation 1, Resident Evil was then “remade” in 2002 for Nintendo GameCube.
Rebuilt from the ground up with stunning new visuals, new gameplay elements, new environments and new story details while retaining the survival horror atmosphere the series had become synonymous for, Resident Evil Remake gave a whole new generation of fans a taste of what made Resident Evil great, in better form than ever before.
Both fans of the franchise who want a trip down memory lane and those who have 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.
In addition to stunning new visuals that entirely recreated the mansion in mind-blowing detail, the GameCube remake added all-manner of new gameplay features and details. Zombies would rebirth as deadlier, faster, red-colored Crimson Heads unless you killed them by blowing off their head (aim up with the shotgun, randomly if using the pistol), or burned their bodies.
That’s right, in order to keep a zombie from rebirthing, you’d have to carry around a Lighter, Fuel Canteen, and fuel in the canteen (located in large canisters set around the mansion), and then successfully light the temporarily dead zombie aflame. The game also added small Survival Weapons, that allowed you to temporarily stun enemies by stabbing them in the head with a knife, or shocking them with a taser, if they grabbed you. Giving you the chance to escape before being bitten.
Here’s the Resident Evil Remake HD Remastered image gallery.
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In addition to completely re-envisioning every room in the Mansion with amazing new details (for example, every single door-opening sequence features a uniquely-designed new door, as opposed to the same 6 or so doors of the original), dozens of all-new elements were also added. A graveyard gave fans their first glimpse of an outside shot of the mansion and allowed them to traverse the forests around it. All-new Death Mask items had to be found and a coffin dislodged from above, located in the eerie depths below the graveyard.
And a new Boss Fight was added with a hideous creature named Lisa that lives in a house located through the forest outside the mansion. New puzzles were added too. Along with newly recorded dialogue and voice-acting, a new script, much improved sound & music (including lightning flashes and thunder that can be heard throughout the Mansion) and an all-new computer-generated intro replaced the live-action one from the original Resident Evil ’96.
Not only that, but lots of new unlockables were added, including a “Real Survival” mode that unlinks Item Boxes, and an Invisible Zombie mode where zombies cannot be seen!
Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded for Resident Evil Remake Remastered, 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 1.
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.
The intense horror fans first experienced with the release of the original Resident Evil is back. Taking place in the now notorious Raccoon City, players will 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 a mysterious nearby 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.
The iconic “Remember/Reality” trailer for the original GameCube 2002 Resident Evil Remake.
Key Resident Evil Remake HD Remastered Features:
Remastering of the Highly Requested Fan Favorite 2002 GameCube Resident Evil Remake Horror Game
Return to the Mansion to experience the beginning of the Resident Evil saga.
High-Definition Upgraded Visuals On Both Current & Next-Gen Consoles
Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles.
Fully Remastered Sound Effects
5.1 surround support provides a greater gaming atmosphere.
Toggle Visual & Control Scheme Options At Any Time
– Experience the terror at the classic 4:3 ratio or a stunning 16:9 widescreen mode
– Purists can choose to play with the classic control scheme or enjoy a new alternative scheme in line with current standards where the character moves in the direction of the analog stick.
Resident Evil fan rant:
I could not be more excited! Resident Evil Remake is my favorite game of all time. I still play it all the time even today. Matter of fact, just a week or two ago I played through Resident Evil ’96 via Resident Evil: Deadly Silence for DS. That made me wanna play Resident Evil Remake again, and it’s just as impressive and awesome as it has ever been.
I swear this game never gets old. And the graphics are so gorgeous, I’ve always desired to see them in HD because the game would look absolutely incredible. I never in my wildest dreams thought this day would actually come!
Now I’m currently playing through both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 0. However I CAN.NOT.WAIT to play this on next-gen consoles. I don’t currently own an Xbox One or a PS4, and this is the single game that will push me over the edge!
This is a day-one purchase for me. I hope against all hope that Resident Evil Remake Remastered flies off store shelves so fast, that Capcom feels compelled to do an HD Remaster of the criminally under-rated and under-played Resident Evil 0, which is my 2nd favorite Resident Evil game ever.
I never thought we’d see these amazing games in high-definition. Someone pinch me and stop my still beating heart! Hopefully Capcom will follow these up with further HD Remasterings of the old games, making the entire saga available for the newest platforms.
Either way, I can’t WAIT to get my hands on Resident Evil Remake Remastered. I would’ve bought the game again even if all they added was Achievements. I hope they add at least one new mode. How about allowing us to play as Barry?! That would be interesting and he’s a criminally underutilized character!
2015 can’t come soon enough!
Are you excited for Resident Evil Remake HD Remastered?