Capcom Announces Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster For PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Last-Gen Consoles
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster will launch in Japan in early 2016.
Update: Capcom has since confirmed that the game will be released in the West in early 2016.
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Capcom has announced Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster (Biohazard 0 HD Remaster in Japan), a high-definition remake of 2002's GameCube-exclusive Resident Evil Zero. According to Dengeki Online, the game will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in early 2016 in Japan. A release for territories outside of Japan has not yet been confirmed.
Resident Evil Zero takes place prior to the events of the first Resident Evil. The game features police officer Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen, a prisoner on death row. The duo must work together to survive a virus that has resulted in a zombie outbreak. The player can switch between the two characters at any time for the duration of the game, a feature called "partner zapping." Each character possesses unique abilities. The player is also able to control both characters simultaneously, or have them separate to cover more area when exploring.
Earlier this year Capcom released Resident Evil HD, a high-definition remake of 2002's Resident Evil, which was a GameCube version remake of 1996's Resident Evil for the PlayStation. Resident Evil HD has sold more than one million units worldwide, setting a new record as the "biggest-selling day one digital title" on the PlayStation Network, according to Capcom. The game is also Capcom's fastest selling digital title in the company's history.
During a company financial briefing last week, Capcom suggested that it will publish more high-definition remasters of its old games. Given that overseas download sales of Resident Evil HD exceeded expectations, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster may well see a release in the West. Check out more images below.