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Capcom Announces Resident Evil HD Remaster

The HD Remaster will feature brand new high-res polygon models and beautifully re-processed pre-rendered backdrops. Image Credit: Famitsu

It seems that Capcom has finally answered the prayers of Resident Evil fans everywhere. The original Resident Evil, which came out for the

You can now experience Resident Evil in 16:9 widescreen with the aid of a panning feature. However, a 4:3 option is kept for purists. Image Credit: Famitsu

You can now experience Resident Evil in 16:9 widescreen with the aid of a panning feature. However, a 4:3 option is kept for purists. Image Credit: Famitsu

PlayStation in 1996, is being remade for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. Set to launch as a download in early 2015, the game is based on the 2002 GameCube “Remake” of the original. It will be released in North America and Europe, though pricing was not specified. The remake includes “additional enhancements” that will make it the definitive version says Capcom.

The Japanese box art. Maybe the North American one would look something like this? PS Resident Evil is called Biohazard in Japan.

The Japanese box art. Maybe the North American one would look something like it? PS: Resident Evil is called Biohazard in Japan. Image Credit: Famitsu

Character models and backgrounds have been improved from the original polygon models and pre-rendered backgrounds. There is a scrolling camera that will help integrate the original game’s 4×3 presentation into a 16×9 view. This means that when you move Chris or Jill out of the frame, the view will smoothly scroll along with you instead of the original’s fixed camera.

In addition, Capcom says that while the original “tank” controls will remain intact, but players will also have a “modern option” where you can use the analog stick instead of the control pad to move the character. If players don’t want the new control of 16×9 option, they can revert to both the original controls and 4×3 view. Finally, the remake for consoles and PC has 5.1 surround support.

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