When Resident Evil was dragged kicking and screaming onto the gaming scene back in ’96, it stunned the industry. Shinji Mikami’s seminal survival horror title not only redefined the parameters of a genre, but it helped showcase the once bleeding-edge power of the PlayStation One with its 3D visuals and detailed environments.
So, what better way to take a trip down memory lane than with the release of the remastered version, after Capcom confirmed that Resident Evil HD will creep onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on January 20, 2015 for those in Europe.
Priced at $19.99 (£15.99), the revamped version is essentially a remake of the GameCube port, which arrived on Nintendo’s console back in 2002. This time around, the Japanese publisher has upscaled the graphics even further, though, with the current-gen and PC iterations supporting 1080p. Those who are waiting to pick up the rerelease on PS3 and Xbox 360 should note that Resident Evil HD will be locked at 720p.
As for PC, Capcom confirmed that there will be several frame rate options included, though it’s unlikely that the game will be boosted to a blazingly fast 60 frames a second; after all, this is a horror experience renown for its tactile tank controls and its unique method of building suspense.
Resident Evil HD will have players lock and load as members of the elite S.T.A.R.S. task force once more when it arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PLayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on January 20, 2015.