Capcom officially announced on August 5 that an HD remastered version of Resident Evil is in the works and is set to be released sometime in early 2015.
The HD remastering will be based on the GameCube remake that was released in 2002, which is often known as REmake by fans and Capcom. The game will be available for all current and Next-Gen consoles along with the PC as a digital download only.
The game will have graphics set at 1080p and running at 60fps along with 5.1 surround support while given the choice of playing the game in the classic 4:3 ratio or 16:9 widescreen. Gamers will also have the option to play using the original controller settings or choosing from a series of settings that is best for them.
Not confirmed but it could be speculated that the game will include additional bonus features not included in the original game or GameCube remake.
News of an HD Resident Evil has been well meet by the gaming community and game critics as many have been demanding it for sometime. Many fans missed out on the GameCube remake since they owned a PlayStation 2 and are hoping to finally play a classic they had missed.
The original Resident Evil was released for the PlayStation in 1996 and has been hailed as one of the greatest games for establishing the foundation of the horror survival genre. The franchise has spawned a massive franchise that includes many sequels and spin-off games along with a movie series.
Its story is one of the most memorable ones as it follows the actions S.T.A.R.S (a special unit of the Raccoon Police Department) as they investigate and uncover the secrets of the Umbrella Corporation.