Capcom’s Remastering the Resident Evil GameCube Remake for PC and Consoles

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The 2002 GameCube remake of the 1996 PlayStation Resident Evil survival horror classic is making a comeback, this time in HD for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The remaster of the remake will be released via digital download early in 2015. The original tank-like controls and 4:3 view will be preserved for purists to enjoy, while players looking for a more modern experience will be able to toggle on true analog stick movement and a 16:9 widescreen view with a scrolling camera feature which will automatically pan the camera to follow Chris or Jill as they move out of the initial 4:3 frame boundaries.

Additional upgrades include an increased audio sampling rate and 5.1 surround sound support, as well as an updated interface. In terms of resolution, the PS4 and Xbox One versions will play at 1080p and the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will be 720p. All consoles will run at 30 frames per second. System requirements for the PC version have not been confirmed.

As you can see from the screenshots in the gallery below, which also includes a couple side-by-side shots of the original compared to the remaster, the new version shows much improved textures, lighting and overall visual clarity. More information and comparisons are available at the game’s official website.

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