Capcom has officially announced that they will be remastering the original Resident Evil for release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The digital only title was revealed in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu.
Based off the critically acclaimed 2002 GameCube remake of the title, Resident Evil will have full 1080p visuals on current-gen consoles, with last-gen consoles having a slightly less impressive visual uptick to 720p. The audio has also been fully remastered, with full 5.1 surround support for an even spookier gaming experience.
Purists of the traditional Resident Evil experience will be happy to know that Capcom isn’t forgetting about you. The remaster will be able to be played in traditional 4:3 aspect ratio and the lovably archaic “tank” controls will make their return here as well. For those who wish to move on from the series’ classic style, the remaster can also be played in 16:9 widescreen mode and with a modern control scheme that is reminiscent of the more recent entries in the series.
While the trend of developers remastering their old titles has picked up steam over the past few years, Capcom was one of the first to make a real splash with the idea. The affectionately dubbed “REmake” was one of the best titles to be released for the GameCube and is in contention for best entry in the series, depending on how you feel about Resident Evil 4.
Although Resident Evil does not have a specific release date currently, Capcom is planning to have it out in early 2015.