Never let it be said that Capcom can’t extract the maximum value from a game. The company has released Resident Evil a number of times now – originally on PlayStation, Saturn and PC in 1996 and 1997, in Director’s Cut (PlayStation, 1997) and Deadly Silence (DS, 2006) editions, as well as a full Gamecube remake in 2002 which itself was ported to the Wii in 2008. If all of those weren’t enough for you, it’s time to get excited – the Gamecube remake is now being remastered in HD for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.
The new version will retain the same content featured in the Gamecube remake, but with improved visual effects, most notably backgrounds remastered for HD resolutions. The game itself also has a small but significant change – the original tank-style controls can optionally be dispensed with in favour of a new simplified analogue control method. This should please non-fans of the much-derided control system found in the first few Resident Evil games.
Capcom has announced a release date of early 2015 for the update, but no pricing details are yet available. For more information, visit Capcom’s official website.