Resident Evil Returns in 2015

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

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Capcom has announced the return of Resident Evil. Don’t expect a number or subtitle after it though. They’re remastering the GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil for the PlayStation. This port will be available digitally in early 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

The GameCube remake, or REmake if you will, was originally created with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The new remaster will offer the option to play it in either 4:3 or 16:9 widescreen standard that has become the norm. This option can be changed at anytime. Capcom will also up the resolution to 1080p for the current-gen consoles while the previous generation consoles will have to make due with 720p.

Graphics aside, the major update is the inclusion of what one might label as intuitive controls. Players will be able to choose between classic controls and the newer, more accepted form of controls for a 3D game. Classic Resident Evil controls have gotten a pretty bad reputation garnering the name “tank controls” for good reason. Like a tank, it excludes the ability to move sideways, always forcing the player to either move forward, backwards, or turn in place. It was a major turnoff for many. Like the aspect ratio, the controls can be switched back and forth at anytime.

As ports and remakes in general go, the GameCube remake of Resident Evil stands as one of the best out there. Not only did it update the graphics, it added new enemies, new areas, and replaced the incredibly cheesy, albeit entertaining in the most unintentional way possible, full motion video cutscenes and voice acting. In the minds of many, it has supplanted the original.

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  • Coarse

    No Wii U version, no buy.

    • Giordan

      Considering the Wii U’s condition…

    • Coarse

      Doesn’t matter. Capcom in general can go to hell until they start making MegaMan games again, but if they’re not even going to bring an HD version of a Gamecube exclusive to Nintendo’s HD console, they won’t get a dime from me.

    • Giordan

      Remember the last MM game w/o Inafune?

    • Coarse

      No, because Capcom canned them all. XOver doesn’t count.

    • Giordan


  • Pedro Rosas

    Capcom: We need money so lets make another HD remake of one of our milking franchises

    • Giordan

      DUH, hold onto that cash cow till it’s dry.
      Atlus is doing the same thing.

    • Pedro Rosas

      With what, Persona?
      The difference here is, they are not porting, re-releasing nor rehatching their games, they are enhancing them, plus so far no Persona game has dissapointed because they are done correctly, not to milk them out.
      Capcom just places a new coat on the game and sells it as a whole new game which has been re-released at least 5 times now

    • Giordan

      Arena Ultimax, Persona Q, P4 Dancing All Night, P4G… shall I go on?
      Also, they’ve only done that to ONE game: RE4. And considering how acclaimed it is, of course they’re gonna rerelease it.

    • Pedro Rosas

      uuuuuhhhhhh, Arena Ultimax is Arc Sys, PQ I don’t see anything wrong with it, P4 Dancing All Night….Why are you blaming Atlus in here? You can tell that’s SEGA’s work straight up, or you mean that they are all from P3/4? What’s wrong with that? Its not like 5 is nowhere to be seen, plus like Capcom doesn’t uses the same characters over and over again.

      And what “one game” are you talking about? They have re-released RE1 for PS1 (yes, DX edition),Sega Saturn, GCN, DS, AND PC (not to mention the digital copies). RE4 is the other classic example of them milking the crap out of it, not to mention all the failures they have done with the series like that awful RE shooting game that they made to “attract” the CoD people (which at the time was making the big bill). So who is milking what now?

    • Pedro Rosas

      oh and I forgot to mention all the “HD” ports of fighting games for the PS3/360 (SF2/3, VS, MvC1/2/3, etc)

    • Giordan

      I think you’re just hating on Capcom just for the sake of hating on Capcom. That and the fact they canceled MML3, even though Inafune left back in 2011 and we all remember the last MM game he didn’t work on.
      That’s what you do with popular games. You RERELEASE them. Square is guilty of the same thing (not HD ports, but still). Atlus is guilty of it. Bottom line: Your complaints are kind of irrelevant.

    • Pedro Rosas

      You are a crapcom fanboy I can tell, they have not released a good game on home systems since TvC, MvC3 is whatever, to damn over hyped, and you just proved my point, no other company re-releases games like crapcom does, and the Square Enix thing is because SONY held some of their shares until recently, I can tell you don’t know squat about the game industry.

      oh and regarding Mega Man, it wasn’t only MML3, it was another 4 Mega Man games also which looked very promising, but if it makes you feel better, I still buy the Ace Attorney games and I’m waiting on AA Trilogy (yet another HD port of an HD port)

    • Giordan

      UMvC3 was a rerelease because Capcom couldn’t get the DLC out there due to the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.

    • Giordan

      Also, Capcom isn’t the only company guilty of rereleasing games. Ocarina of Time? Rereleased 4 times including 1 remake.
      Zelda 1? Not counting the BS version, 5 rereleases.
      A Link to the Past? Again, not counting BS version, 3 rereleases.
      Super Mario bros? rereleased 6 times.
      Final Fantasy IV? rereleased 13 times

    • Pedro Rosas

      Oh? I never said Nintendo was not guilty of doing so also, but at the least you left Atlus alone, now go pre-order RE1 ultra super remix HD edition alpha EX like a good fanboy

    • Giordan

      Obviously, a very devoted Inafune fanboy.

    • Giordan

      And again, Capcom isn’t the only company guilty of rereleases.
      btw, SMT1 has seen a LOT of rereleases. You got If… (which is more of a spinoff than a rerelease), the PS1 version, the Saturn version, and the iOS version.

  • Axle_Magnum

    Great idea, port a GameCube game to everything but the latest Nintendo system.

  • Goose

    Capcom is going down the drain, thank god. Now Nintendo needs to buy up all of their IPs and make them infinitely better! Capcom vs. Nintendo sounds great.

    • Pedro Rosas

      Only ones I would like them to own are Mega Man, Ghost and Goblins and all the classic Capcom games, SNK or Namco can have Street Fighter, Platinum can have DMC (where it belongs) and for the rest I’m ok with whomever takes them up, they would do a good job with the tittles for sure, since Capcom is not doing anything

    • Giordan

      DmC > DMC1 😛

  • multibottler0cket

    I don’t understand why they’d exclude the Wii U. It makes no sense, considering Revelations had a Wii U version, and REmake was originally a Nintendo exclusive.

    Either way, I have the GC version and I’m happy with it. If they were to remake RE2 on the other hand, I’d be all over that since the original, though great, isn’t at all scary and is way too easy.

  • Tyler Lubben

    Chris before he hit the gym.

  • Rick Xeros

    Alright, this is starting to get ridiculous, if you can make a 360 and PS3 version you can make a Wii U version :/