‘Resident Evil’ Remake Returns With HD Remaster

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Hold onto your butts, because Capcom has just announced their plans to update the Resident Evil REmake, which originally released on the GameCube. This REmaster of the 2002 REmake will come with updated graphics, full 1080p support, classic 4:3 and 16:9 widescreen ratio modes, 5.1 surround sound, and both an updated control scheme as well as the game’s original controls.

I haven’t played the REmake in a very long time and there’s a whole generation of gamers who haven’t experienced the first Resident Evil, so I think this is a very smart move on Capcom’s part. It appeases the fans who have been craving a return to the series’ roots in survival horror and it sets the stage for what will hopefully be a more terrifying Resident Evil 7.

This is a critical move for Capcom, and it’s one we’ve broken down here in some detail.

In the video below, Capcom Japan producers Tatsuya Kitabayashi and Yoshiyaki Hirabyashi officially announce the upcoming game.

The Resident Evil REmake will release on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2015.

Below you’ll find a ton of screenshots from the game, just keep in mind that it’s still very much a work in progress.

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  • BryBryTheNiceGuy

    Nice! This is my favourite video game of all time!

  • http://www.wineandwatch.com/ Wine and Watch

    Sploosh. The REmake on GameCube is possibly my favorite video game ever. Really excited about this! Of course I’ll have to finally shell out the cash for a PS4 since 1080p resolution is only on PS4 and Xbox 1…PS3 and XBox 360 only get 720p. =/

    • vmorda

      1080p is also on PC too lol 😛

      • http://www.wineandwatch.com/ Wine and Watch

        Ah I don’t play PC games unfortunately. The comment wasn’t meant to sound negative. I plan on buying a PS4 eventually but this might give me the final push to make the purchase.

  • Tiago Toy

    This bitch made my day 😀

  • Saren Nevac

    Did anyone think for a second it was about remaking the movie? :-( Loved this game as a kid, Silent Hill and Parasite Eve were amazing horror games. Changed the face of gaming.

  • Grimphantom

    Can’t remember because damn Nintendo got the exclusive back then! Nice to finally get to play the remake……..some might kill me for this but i wouldn’t mind if they remake Resident Evil 2.

    • Jerome Stapleton

      im down for a re 2 remake thats where i started to play it

      • Grimphantom

        Same here! A friend let me his game when we where in school and at first i was terrible since the way to control the character was new to me and sucked at my first try and didn’t played again and return it XD.

        My brother bought me the game since he knows i’m into zombies so i give it a try once more and man that was one of the greatest experience i had while playing the game that became my all time fav zombie game.

    • Nicholas Blondsey

      We’ve all been waiting for a RE2 remake since this one came out. I’ll continue to hold my breath.

      • Grimphantom

        Same here, hope someday we will get a remake of RE2 :)

  • Nicholas Blondsey

    And no love for the Wii U, which would have been perfect for the maps and item management. FYI Wii U is 1080p capable.

    • pakcik_g4m3r

      My thoughts exactly. Kind of like ZombiU, which was a great survival horror as well. Part of the tension is managing inventory at crucial times.

  • pakcik_g4m3r

    You know what’s a good name for this remake? REanimated.

  • Sick_skwerl

    I haven’t played the first game since it first came out in the states for PlayStation a VERY long time ago (or so it feels haha). I’d love to give it another go! Does it still have the awesome/weird/sometimes-terrible live action cut scenes?

  • Bruce Hannan

    Ooh cant wait is one of my all time top Survival horror games, thought Id make a list for fun of my top 10, not any surprises really at number (1) Resident Evil 4 (2) Resident Evil 2 (3) Dead Space (4) Resident Evil (5) Silent Hill 2 (6) Resident Evil Nemesis (7) Dead Space 2 (8) Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (9) Alan Wake (10) Silent Hill and honourable mentions got to the Bioshock series, although Infinite felt less horror than the rest but still a great game also The Condemned games were pretty scary if not a little bit one dimensional

    • MD

      Half of those games don’t even belong in the survival-horror genre, specifically RE4, Dead Space 2, Alan Wake and Bioshock.

      • Bruce Hannan

        Are you having a laugh MD? From Wikipedia – Survival horror is a subgenre of video games inspired by horror fiction that focuses on survival of the character and trying to scare the player(s). Although combat can be a part of the gameplay, the player is made to feel less powerful than in typical action games, because of limited ammunition, health, speed, or other limitations. The player is also challenged to find items that unlock the path to new areas, and solve puzzles at certain locations. Games make use of strong horror themes, and the player is often challenged to navigate dark maze-like environments, and react to unexpected attacks from enemies… So what part of these games don’t fall under that? I believe survival horror is open to interpretation and is down to what the individual feels about the game, all 4 games you dismissed, wither I’m playing as Leon S. Kennedy, Isaac Clarke, Alan Wake or Jack from Bioshock all give ME a horror vibe, perhaps Bioshock in a more subdued way but all fit the criteria above . Could post you about 20+ links of well known sites that include these games under the survival horror banner but since you seem like a total troll will just let you jog on

        • MD

          Wikipedia? Please.

          Which part of RE4 makes you feel less powerful than in typical action games? You essentially have unlimited ammo through the entire game as you find hundreds of rounds on the ground, on bodies and in crates constantly. You have a massive arsenal of weapons and you can roundhouse kick large groups of enemies. Don’t even get me started on how plentiful healing items are in the game.

          Nothing about RE4 is scary, nothing about it is tense. The entire reason RE4 even exists is because the series underperformed on the Gamecube and they wanted to reach a wider audience. What does reaching a wider audience entail? Dumbing it down. Removing the horror, removing the limited resources, removing item management, removing all the reasons the series was good in the first place in favor of an over the shoulder third person shooter with “horror” as an afterthought.

          Bioshock isn’t even remotely scary, you can shoot bees and ice and fire and shit through your hands, when you have that kind of power it’s impossible to feel any sort of fear.

          Alan Wake? The game not only warns you when enemies are coming but even when you’re surrounded you can simply drop a flare (of which there are dozens if not hundreds available through the game) or drop a flash bang (also readily available through the entire game. You never run out of ammo, you never run out of batteries & you never die. It’s not scary, it’s not survival-horror.

          If you must label them, Resident Evil 4 is action-horror, I hesitate to even call it that because I struggle to even recall a scary moment in the game, it just has the undertones to something that’s attempting to scare the player but never follows through with it. It absolutely is not survival-horror. REmake is survival horror, RE2 is survival horror even RE3 is even survival horror. RE4, 5 and 6 are not survival horror.

          Action games through and through. Dead Space 1 was a good attempt at the genre and did a lot of stuff right but Dead Space 2 rolled around and cranked the action to 11 and dialed back the atmosphere and overall creepiness that 1 brought to the table. Dead Space 3 isn’t even worth talking about because we all know how that turned out.

          Son, this is my favorite genre of all time and some guy on a no-name website isn’t going to start quoting wikipedia articles at me thinking he’s going to teach me something, that’s simply not going to happen.

          • Bruce Hannan

            Would like to thank you for your 2nd comment as your first comment to my original post frankly seemed like an ass picking on someone who you did not agree with, nothing constructive and judging by your second post you think your some sort of expert on the genre… However reading your second post I actually do take your opinion more serious as it seems apparent you have played a fair bit of horror games, but I 100% disagree with everything you say. Im not going to continue this conversation, not because you have more experience or knowledge or your right but because you are arrogant, which is a shame because normally i get on with people who have the same passion of all things horror and gaming as me, if anyone has something to learn Son its you

          • MD

            I don’t think I’m an expert on the genre but thank you for the reply. We’ll agree to disagree, thanks for replying.

  • Kurt Brad

    Wow! would be great to replay the first biohazard in HD.
    Wish they make a trilogy of 1,2 n’ 3 remake/remaster

  • ThunderDragoon

    Awesome! Something was telling me they were going to re-release it soon. Can’t wait.

  • Floyd Vexodus Williams

    Make Resident Evil 7 a open world game please but Scary like e Resident Evil 1and the controls like 6 so
    we can put are backs to the wall and fall to the floor and roll, and we
    need vehicle’s with mulitiplayer online.