Resident Evil HD remaster announced for current and last gen consoles
posted on 08.05.14 at 06:28 AM EDT by (@salromano)
GameCube remake going high-def in early 2015.

Resident Evil

Capcom has announced Resident Evil for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Due out digitally in North America and Europe in early 2015, the game is a remastered version of the 2002 GameCube version of Resident Evil, which featured new visuals, gameplay elements, environments, and story details from the 1996 PSone release.

The current-gen versions of the game will offer 1080p graphics, while previous gen offers 720p, and run at 30 frames per second across all consoles. The game will feature 5.1 surround sound support, both 4:3 and 16:9 play ratios, and different control schemes. The classic control scheme remains for fans who want to play in the original style, while the alternative control scheme, where the character moves directly in the direction of the analogue stick, is also available.

Here is the story outline:

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 the 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.

In Japan, Resident Evil will launch as Biohazard HD Remaster on November 27 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It will have a few different purchase options:

PlayStation 3

  • Disc Version (3,990 yen)
  • Download Version (3,649 yen)
  • Collector’s Package (4,990 yen) – Includes Art Guidebook (B5 size, 48 pages), “Mansion” Designer G Trevor Floor Map (B2 size)
  • Limited Edition (11,111 yen) – Includes S.T.A.R.S. special make notebook cover, LAMY-make ball-point pen, S.T.A.R.S. metal clip, and a Resident Evil notebook

Xbox 360

  • Download Version (3,649 yen)

The other versions will launch in Japan in early 2015 as download only releases.

View the first screenshots of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions at the gallery. Visit the game’s official website here.

  • RyoonZ

    Resident Evil: REmake REmaster

    • Budgiecat

      Capcom being RECapcom

    • desponent

      Super Resident Evil Ultimate Definitive ReMakester GOLDEN Edition

  • Forty

    So it’s a remake on all non-Nintendo 7th and 8th gen platforms of a 6th gen Nintendo-exclusive remake of a game that was on all non-Nintendo 5th gen platforms.

    Yeah, okay.

    • Elvick

      lol, RE has a weird ass history.

  • AnimusVox

    When I hear last gen I still think PS2/Xbox original >>;

  • Onodera Kosaki

    hmmmm interesting i never finished Resident Evil 1

  • bloodiOS

    Oh yeah, this gonna look so hot at 1080p… not!

    • Mnoz

      Also confirmed to be 30FPS everywhere.

    • Budgiecat

      Is that a PC emulation image you clown

      • bloodiOS


        • Budgiecat

          then why does it look like there’s a graphic filter over it..

          where’s this from

          • bloodiOS

            It’s in the gallery…

    • l1lyone

      That’s fucking ugly as hell! Background was just streched and photoshopped. Silent Hill HD Collection style “remastering” (ruining). Pathetic.

    • Izzeltrioum

      Did you guys expect actual effort from Capcom? I mean they didn’t even re-do RE4 Ultimate’s Separate Ways cutscenes (Or even those from the HD console versions to begin with).

    • tokyobassist

      I want to agree because it looks absolutely awful.
      On the other hand the lighting of the room changes when the lightning strikes and brightens up the room. Happens in all current versions.

      The pre-rendered backgrounds need more care because they look blurry. Pretty terrible time to take a screen cap I’d say.

      • bloodiOS

        They did say a bit after this that the screenshot is only representative of last-gen versions though, so I personally decided to stop criticizing their efforts and wait around to see how they can improve it in the current-gen versions. Let’s see what they can do.

  • shogunknight

    Sooo, what happened to the wiiu version?

    • Mnoz

      Sitting right next to the Vita version. :/

  • Elle

    I want a physical ps4 copy dammit!!!
    Will import the ps3 copy then. ;_;

    • Budgiecat

      Its gonna have the annoying JPN subtitles permaplastered all over the screen ruining immersion..

      • PrinceHeir

        Come on it’s no different with English subtitles plastering all over the screen :P

  • Vayne

    Capcom has not employees inside. For to have to opt so.

    • bloodiOS

      Vayne spoke in vain.

  • McPoo

    Is this the first case of a remake of a remake?

    • Elle

      Hm…first REMASTER of a remake…I think yes.

      • McPoo

        Yeah good point.

    • ayb_91

      It is actually a remaster of a remake. You were close though.

    • MrFinalgamer

      Re:Chain of Memories got that treatment. ;)

  • Victor Wesker

    Resident Evil remake, originally released on gamecube, is the best Resident Evil game of all Resident Evil games. If only all future Resident Evil games could be like this. I hate Resident Evil 4,5 and 6 parts cuz it is not Resident Evil games it is just shit shooters named Resident Evil.

    • McPoo

      M8 Resi 5 is the best in the series.

    • desponent

      I like RE4 as a game, I personally didn’t find original RE that good anyway (only ever played RE2 and RE3 though).

  • Luna Kazemaru
  • LunarHaven

    *yawns* Who cares at this point? I don’t

    • DyLaN

      Take a quick glance at this thread and yes, some ppl do care.

      • LunarHaven

        Unfortunately you are right, it looks like endless ports of every game is always a good thing to some, once is alright, but 3-4 even 5 times is just pathetic in my opinion.

  • badmoogle

    Meh.I love the REmake but the GC version will always look great. I’m not interested in REbuying my whole game collection just for being in HD.
    But good news for those who have missed the first (remake) game.

    • LunarHaven

      Extended comment of what I think, guess we are two at least lol

  • DarthBrian

    lol @ 30fps

    • tokyobassist

      It’s a snail paced survival horror game. As if 60fps is necessary.

  • Quiet Gear Soild

    This i will get it.

  • 罪罰

    Are tgeyw gonna re-render all the backgrounds? daaanm.

  • BlueCereal

    I haven’t ever played a single game in the series outside demos, this might be the first one for me.

  • Elvick

    About damn time… I’m sure a lot of people are happy, I know people have wanted this for awhile. I don’t really care, but it’s nice that it’s happening.

    Let’s hope they don’t fuck it up like some of their other remasters.

  • Hidayat246

    Booking pre-order now

    But i see capcom want to test if fans want back to old style gameplay or stick with co-op crap called resident evil 6

  • PrinceHeir

    Fucking yes!!!

    I stop playing the Wii version years ago. Ran out of ammo XD

    I’ve been waiting for this to happen!! I guess the exclusive Nintendo contract expired or something?

    I wonder what Shiji Mikami thinks of this? :P

    I’m also guessing we’ll be getting Reisdent Evil 0 Remake as well as ANOTHER edition of Resident Evil 4 for PS4?? XD

    • Budgiecat

      the latter I wouldn’t surprised.

  • $3582264

    Available on PC is a pretty bold and cool move capcom. If you offer a physical retail disc i even buy it day one. What would have been way more cool if you would have added a 3rd playable character. Then again the capcom of today isnt half as awesome as they used to be when they were still relevant.

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah…they coulda just held off on PC version until later (Resident Evil HD Remaster: Ultimate PC version) so people could quintuple dip…

      • tokyobassist

        Hilarious because the PC Master Race forgot they could just use Dolphin and get the same results as this remaster.

  • Budgiecat

    why the hell do they do that regional biased nonsense? Physical option only in Japan but digital only everywhere else? fucks sake man…

  • Matt (82)

    Too bad it’s cross-gen. Likely won’t look much better than the 360 version

  • Lara Croft

    My personal favorite RE game is Code Veronica. But RE1, both the PS1 and GC remake are a close second. Btw, the backgrounds look pretty bad. What’s with the weird filter? Hope the PS4/X1/PC versions look a lot better.

  • MrKappa

    I don’t think I’ll be getting this. I’ve played it enough.
    Though I am glad they made tank controls optional but I rather not deal with fixed camera angles again.

  • Akari Akaza

    Finally! Capcom has awaken….^_^

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    35-40 bucks for a gamecube port… AHAHAHAHAHA.

    Seriously that’s a joke right?

    • LunarHaven

      Indeed, it’s pathetic really, cash grabbing, shameless lack of creativity and aimed at the stupid part of the fanbase.

  • Daniel Masterson

    Can’t wait to replay this again!

  • captainhowdy

    No PS4 or Xbox One? That sucks.

    • bloodiOS

      I suggest that you reread the article.

      • captainhowdy

        Ohhhhhh, I just reread the article. Hahahaha, it is coming to those consoles.

        Thank you! Need to get more sleep :p.

  • tokyobassist

    Favorite Resident Evil game in the series. One of the best survival horror experiences ever made. Readily available for everyone to download. A chance to show Capcom we want this kind of RE game.

    However…I can’t shake the fact that it’s another damn re-release. Like what is the point of owning this damn brick (PS4) if it’s stuff I’ve already played or own.

    Say what you will about “It’s not marketed to you”. Market my middle finger. If I don’t buy this (which will be my 3rd copy of the game), then Capcom will just blame it on us for not supporting the shit.

    • M0rg@n

      The say that there will be also a PC version :D