Good news for the fans of horror franchise Resident Evil as Capcom announced today that they will be doing a HD remake of the original game. The first Resident Evil, released in 1996 on the PlayStation 1 (PSX?) did a great job of scaring young me, even when just watching my brothers play. I wonder how old me will fair second time round.

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So what should you expect from the remake? According to Capcom:

“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‚Äôs 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 game is pegged for an early 2015 release and will be coming to both PS3 and PS4. So I ask you, in a world where game and movie remakes / reboots seem to be the current trend, are you happy with this announcement? And if so, what other classic games would you really love to see remade?

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