Capcom has released a teaser trailer for a remastered version of one of the greatest video games of all-time, Resident Evil. The title is said to include improved HD graphics, 5.1 surround sound and a 16:9 aspect ratio which should help to immerse gamers even further into the survival horror classic.
To be specific, the remake, first announced early last month, is actually based off the 2002 GameCube “REmake” of the original game from Shinji Mikami. Capcom has said the game has remained one of the most beloved (and requested) titles in the series’ history.
The new iteration will mostly stick to the original plot although Capcom does plan to add a few additional enhancements to create what they claim will be the definitive vision of the Mansion Incident. For example, there are some new camera tricks used to play nice with the 16:9 aspect ratio but if you’re after the original experience, you can certain get that by tweaking some options in the settings.
For those not familiar with the franchise, Resident Evil took the gaming world by storm when it quietly launched on the Sony PlayStation in March of 1996. I vividly recall purchasing the game on a whim without ever having heard of it and boy was I in for a treat.
The game has since spawned more than two dozen sequels, several feature films, comic books and novels over the past 18 years and is often credited with starting the modern survival horror genre.
The HD remake is scheduled to launch in early 2015 as a digital download for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam) in North America and Europe. Pricing for the game hasn’t yet been announced.