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Resident Evil Gamecube Remake gets a remaster?

According to Famitsu, via Kotaku, Capcom is doing one thing that fans of the Resident Evil series have desired for years. An updated version of the infamous REmake from the Nintendo Gamecube way back in 2002 is getting a HD remaster. According to Famitsu, this will be available for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and even PC. Capcom has stated that they plan to keep the survival horror element in tact, and will make no alterations to the gameplay. So there will be no unnecessary quick time events or running and gunning that was seen in Resident Evil 6. The last release rubbed a lot of fans the wrong way. The producers plan to keep the focus on creating a horror atmosphere, and the return to tank controls and limited ammo should please fans of the old school survival horror games are known for.

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Here is the kicker, however. As of now, this is slated for a Japanese-only release. Resident Evil HD Remaster hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 27th in Japan, and then early 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There is no official announcement of a Western release (American), however personally skipping out on this end of the globe wouldn't make sense. Yes, the fan base in Japan is large, but there are just as many people in the western hemisphere who want this. An updated version from an already beautiful game that most consider a masterpiece is a step in the right direction for Capcom. Literally if Capcom changes nothing, this will appease the fans. Check out the producer announcement on this page and some of the screens. Stay tuned for more information in the future regarding the Resident Evil HD Remaster.