This is a series that has kept many on the edge of their seat since 1996, and whilst I think many people were hoping for an announcement of a new edition to the series as opposed to a remake of a remake, I think we are all just happy to see Capcom firing up their engines again.
Producers for Capcom Japan, Tatsuya Kitabayashi and Yoshiaki Hirabyashi, have released this statement about the upcoming 2015 release:
“My first project at Capcom was the GameCube version of Resident Evil. I was a designer then, and I’ve been involved with the series ever since. Resident Evil first came out in 1996 and helped establish the survival horror genre. I’m sure all you fans out there remember the tense moment and scary thrills of the mansion, filled with dark creepy hallways and unexpected surprises lucking around every corner.
We at Capcom have enjoyed hearing how this landmark game has provided lasting gaming memories that have stayed with you through the years. We know fans are excited to see what happens next, but we also hear from many who want to revisit the beginning of the series, especially the 2002 “remake” version of Resident Evil.
Thanks to your longstanding support we are pleased to confirm Resident Evil will be coming to the west on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC in early 2015. The game will include enhancements to graphics and sound, as well as some other updates.
Our aim with this remaster is to bring back the original experience of this title in HD. We have been very careful to preserve the atmosphere of the original game, and are ensuring that no unnecessary changes will be made.
When it comes to the graphics, we didn’t just want to make them look better. We have taken the game apart, polished up all the different elements, and carefully reassembled them in such a way that its original atmosphere shines through.
The tempo and flow of the original game are an inherent part of its scary atmosphere so we have made the decision not to disrupt this tempo by making changes that would affect the game’s atmosphere.
I hope that Resident Evil series fans and also fans of the survival horror genre as a whole will enjoy experiencing the original Resident Evil with this remastered version.
Be sure to stay tuned to the official Resident Evil Facebook page, where we’ll be releasing more mews about this title in the future.”
Screen shots provided by: Capcom Facebook