The S.T.A.R.S. team sought refuge in the Spencer Mansion, but they found an ambush instead. Originally released on PlayStation in 1996 before being remade for Nintendo’s GameCube in 2002, Resident Evil ushered in a new standard for survival horror gaming and Capcom is celebrating the game’s legacy with a remaster of the 2002 remake, and we have a look at new screenshots from the high-def makeover.

Capcom’s remaster of Resident Evil will be available digitally for the PC, PS3, PS4, XBox 360, and XBox One in early 2015 in North America and Europe. Main characters Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, along with the zombies and other creatures they encounter within the mansion, will be a far cry from their somewhat blurry depictions in the 2002 version, as Capcom has given the game a 1080p makeover. Also featured is a new scrolling camera that flexibly focuses on moving characters:

“Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles, resulting in characters and backgrounds coming to life in greater detail than ever seen before in Resident Evil. Not only will the graphics impress but the tense sound effects have been fully remastered with 5.1 surround support for a greater gaming atmosphere. Players are now able to choose not only between experiencing the terror at the classic 4:3 ratio or a stunning 16:9 widescreen mode but also the type of control scheme they play with. The classic control scheme remains for fans of the original play style or there’s an alternative scheme where the character moves directly in the direction of the analogue stick, utilizing the standards of the current generation of gaming. Both the control scheme and the display options can be toggled between at any time during gameplay.

The intense horror fans first experienced with the release of the original Resident Evil is back. Taking place in the now notorious Raccoon City, players will choose to take on the role of either S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) team member Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, who have been sent into the city to find the missing Bravo team. When the team is suddenly attacked by a ferocious group of mutated dogs, desperate for an escape they take shelter in the Mansion, but will they ever get out alive again? Players will need to be brave as they adventure through the dark, enclosed spaces searching out the horrors that await them. With limited ammo and survival items available gamers will need to keep their wits about them to survive the various traps and puzzles that greet them at every stage.”

Here are the new screenshots from the Resident Evil remaster (thanks to Capcom for the images!):

Source: Capcom
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