Resident Evil Remake Coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC

Launching early 2015 as a downloadable game; runs in 1080p on Xbox One and PS4.

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Capcom will release a remastered version of the original Resident Evil game for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC, the company announced today. Set to launch as a download in early 2015, the game is based on the 2002 GameCube "REmake" of the 1996 original. It will be released in North America and Europe, though pricing was not specified.

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The Resident Evil remake includes "additional enhancements" that will make it the "definitive" version, Capcom says in a post today on its blog. Character models and backgrounds have been improved, and there is a "scrolling" camera that will help integrate the original game's 4x3 presentation into a 16x9 view. This means that when you move Chris or Jill out of the frame, the view will "smoothly" scroll along with you, Capcom says.

In addition, Capcom says that while the original "tank" controls will remain intact, players will also have a "modern option" where the character will move in the direction of the analog stick. If you don't want the new control or 16x9 option, you can revert to the original experience, Capcom says. Finally, the Resident Evil remake for consoles and PC has 5.1 surround sound support.

The Resident Evil series is one of the biggest and well-known franchises in gaming; it has sold more than 61 million units to date across 92 different games. A seventh installment in the main series--Resident Evil 7--is rumored to be in the works.

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Gadeos

good thing those guys are at production and not marketing: both look and sound so boring that such a cool thing as a RE remake doesn't get you excited

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Rheinmetal

I'm not the biggest fan of REmake but at least it's a solid RE gaming experience and I'll be very glad to play it, in a better resolution than in the Wii.

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Gocha1

The best decision in gaming and it's smells it'd be the best remake of the year! Notice "remake" and not reboot! +1 for the franchise livin out

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yixingtpot

why not, i bought the Wii versions to play on my Wii U since i didn't even own the Wii, but I did buy the original remake and RE0 for my Gamecube but traded all that off. So, this will be as I expected, I knew they'd do upgrades but I thought it would be on the Wii U not PS4, so this is great. I hope it means RE0 will come to the PS4 too. I guess that means Nintendo doesn't own the rights to those games anymore ?

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n4e656d65736973

I really love the original (old time 1996) first Resident Evil, m*f* remake with f* immortal personage from zero... idiotic situation with mechanical press and box -- is kill me. re-make is graphically not bad (real good ;) for GameCube ) -- he's f* idiotically.

For me the ResidentEvil game sires is DEAD at RE3 Nemesis (<< LINK REMOVED >>)

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n4e656d65736973

the capcom try to sale nintendo gamecube emulator? looks like true. a lot of parts RE distributed GameCube only and re-write code for other platforms is don't make money reason

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scubasteveo915

I'm excited about this because.. 1 its a great game that deserves to be remastered..and 2 that means its possible to remaster other ps1 games like ff7...which would be awesome

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Gadeos

<< LINK REMOVED >> lots and lots and lots of gamers are hoping for a ff7 remake. YOU HEAR THAT SQUARE?!?!?!?!?! MAKE THE FREAKING FF7 REMAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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parabol69

I'd like to see REs 2 and 3 remastered.

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csthomas888

<< LINK REMOVED >> Expanded as well in the same way they did with this remake.

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vexxouds

Make Resident Evil 7 a open world game please but, scary like Resident Evil 1. The controls like 6 so we can put are backs to the wall, fall to the floor, and roll. Plus we need vehicle's with mulitiplayer online.

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santinegrete

<< LINK REMOVED >> you are asking for another game man.... just go for rdr undead nightmare

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clr84651

Now do RE 2, 3, & 4

I will buy all day 1 of release.

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edhc44

<< LINK REMOVED >> 4 has been on XBL and PSN for ages... But yeah, I'd really like to see the HD treatment on RE2, mainly because I haven't played it up to this day...

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Raven-002

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yes! Dude, people have wanted a remake of 2 and 3.....for like forever. lol Just like FF 7.


OMG, these games would be out of this world with the newer technology. I am buying this day one! Great games are classics and I don't mind reliving great experiences even if it's from the past.

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scubasteveo915

Yes exactly I demand ff7 definitive edition

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Strife_Cloud

<< LINK REMOVED >> And RE0 ^^

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DanWolters1

It's ironic that the remake of a 19-some year old game gets everybody excited and all the games of today bearly make a ripple. It only goes to prove the bad state the gaming industry is in.

At any rate, this is excellent news. I LOVED REmake for my GameCube, and now I'm prepared to buy it again. Like others here have said, we can only hope they're gonna release RE2 and RE3 while they're at it. Of course, those games are gonna need a complete overhaul, so it's gonna be a while, if ever.

More likely would be to release RE0 next, which was also a GameCube exclusive title with the same level of graphics as REmake.

Anyways, this is a good day. Nicely done, Capcom.

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Infinite_713

<< LINK REMOVED >> If they do make a RE0 remake, I wonder will they have online coop. If so, how will it work?

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Nxss-effa-sim

Finally, Capcom listens! I'm glad I'm not the only one who misses the real Resident Evil games. The funny thing is just the other day I went to go play REmake on my flat screen and I didn't know it would look so bad because of the aspect ratios and stuff. I actually said to myself "I hope Capcom releases a HD version or else I'll never be able to enjoy it again". Hopefully they will re-release the Outbreak series too with added voice chat and 2 and 3 the classic way--not the generic action way. You got my money Capcom--this time at least.

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RexPowerColt

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mechag2

Well, this is great news overall. But damn. Remastered HD editions of a GameCube remake for 360 and PS3, but not Wii U...

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MrMikehunt87

People seriously bitching.......seriously?


Remake sold poor on both the GC and Wii, with it being on the majority of modern platforms and PC. Millions more people will finally be able to play this, and it could garner enough interest in RE2 and RE3 remakes....or even wierder, RE7 NOT BEING A PILE OF SHIT


Why are alot of gamers self entitled little crybabies who thinks a company should cater to them and just them and think they know everything about the games industry and business? (especially a big LOL at that one)

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bobmonsen

Well, I always thought the GameCube remake looked neat, so I'm quite looking forward to this (despite having played the original and the directors cut – my gawd, they do love a remake – many, many times).

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PapaPico619

It's dumb that this generation is supposed to be power but the best games are indie and remakes from prior gens! The experience is what we play for but I still get the experience on ps3 as on the ps4! The only remake so far that made sense was the last of us! My gawd that game is soooo good! I can play it a billion times ten times two.

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BlackBaldwin

@papapico619. You must be a new age gamer to spout that nonsense about TLOU. Seriously there's a world of wonderful games out there and it seems every other commenter has a limited four year gaming memory its no wonder the current gaming industry is so stale..

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ewjiml

Capcom, the masters of remakes and DLC.

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MNMR

OMG!!!! Amazing!!! Super ultra mega cool news!!! Can't wait for PC!!! First in my buy list!!!

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nintendians

the thing is. can I play like re4 to 6 style gameplay with it's controller setup?

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Rheinmetal

<< LINK REMOVED >> No.

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nintendians

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> yea, but without those crazy melees.

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nintendians

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> yes, but without those crazy melee stuff.

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W4rl0ck

Now if only they can get around to remaking 2 and 3 and Code Veronica.

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mickyfinn84

Will the new gen version be the same as the one for last gen consoles?

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Granaud

The best one so far... 2015 is kinda late dont u think capcom?

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179107199999

good. LOL Capcom ran out of ideas. Its official, however...they ran out of idea a loooong time ago LOL!!

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jasongm

No thanks, i pretty much went through the original PS1 RE and Gamecube versions.. that's it for me, gimme something new.

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Adenosine

Although I'd like to play this on the PC, I think it's better if they just made a new horror series or rebooted Resident Evil, and this time make sure that it sticks to horror rather than too much action :)

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VegasAceVII

@Adenosine This is a simple upgraded port of the GameCube and Wii title, this couldn't possibly be using all of the companies resources. Several projects can be made at once.

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santinegrete

<< LINK REMOVED >> plus they need finance after RE6 fiasco.

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expert-gamer

REmake is my FAVORITE classic RE game (RE games before RE4)! The first encounter with Lisa Trevor and the crimson head were among my scariest gaming moments. But since the first one was already remade, maybe they should do a RE2 remake. I think this is just Capcom's way of testing the waters, to see if a classic style RE game can still sell in today's gaming landscape, which is largely dominated by action games and shooters. I still loved the series when it went more action starting with RE4 and would be sad to see them abandon this style.

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RSM-HQ

<< LINK REMOVED >> REmake and 3 have always been my favourite, followed by 4.

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squall_83

<< LINK REMOVED >> RE2 was my favorite and I'm pretty sure I don't speak for myself. I would be ecstatic if they remade RE2.

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djpetitte

well since they already remade re1 I don't see why they just don't continue and remake re2, that one was better any way.