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WATCH: Gameplay trailer for Resident Evil remake

September 5th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Ok, this brings back sooooooooooo many memories. This just made the 2015 shopping list.

Capcom has announced that the first game is being remastered for PlayStation4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. An early 2015 release is planned for Europe and North America.

Press release:

Originally released in 1996 and then remade in 2002 for consoles, this will update the 2002 version with new graphics, textures, sound, and the ability to switch between classic 4:3 or current 16:19 widescreen mode. The game series has sold over 61 million units to date and is generally considered one of the true cornerstones of the survival horror genre. In an official statement, Capcom says:

“Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, 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. 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.”

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….