The Original Resident Evil is Being Remastered (Again) for PC and Consoles
The Resident Evil series has sold over 61 million units to date, but the last few iterations of the franchise have been a far cry from the original ones, which defined what true survival horror was all about. Originally released way back in 1996, the original Resident Evil was actually remade in 2002 "from the ground up with new visuals, gameplay elements, environments and story details while retaining the survival horror atmosphere the series had become synonymous for." Today, Capcom announced that it will be revisiting the classic once again, remastering the remaster.
Planned for release in early 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, Resident Evil will feature upgraded visuals, with increased resolutions and textures, enhanced 3D models, and 1080p support for the new-gen consoles. Sound effects are also being fully remastered with 5.1 surround support. Most interestingly, players will be able to toggle between two visual options and two control scheme options at any time. Visually, you can try out the classic 4:3 ratio or switch to the stunning 16:9 widescreen mode. For controls, "Purists can choose to play with the classic control scheme or enjoy a new alternative scheme in line with current standards where the character moves in the direction of the analogue stick."
If you got into the Resident Evil series late and never experienced where it all began, soon you'll be able to do so without your eyes bleeding! The screenshots below are from the PS3/360 version, not PC or new-gen. Here's hoping Capcom plans on giving the remaster treatment to Resident Evil 2, my favorite survival horror game of all-time.
Source: Press Release