With over 61 million units sold to date in the entire series, Resident Evil has seen plenty of success since its first release back in 1996. While originally remade in 2002, it has been some time since the first game has had a chance to shine in the gaming market, so Capcom have today confirmed that they will be releasing Resident Evil as a digital exclusive title on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC platforms from Early 2015. This release won’t be a simple port, but a complete HD remaster.
Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures shall be significantly upgraded, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles. Not only will the aesthetics be improved upon, but the tense sound effects are going to be 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.
Taking place in the now notorious Raccoon City, players 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.