Capcom Announces Resident Evil Remake

Capcom Announces Resident Evil Remake 
  Originally Published on the Official Blast Away the Game Review Facebook Page
 Written by Dustin Murphy

Have you ever wanted a reason to return to the Arklay Mountains and the Arklay Mansion where a horrible experiment went wrong? We know that Resident Evil has been a title that has been remade, remastered, and re-released on multiple platforms, and this is not surprising; it’s a classic. What we do know is that the terror is real, with its HD remake heading to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Unfortunately, we are surprised to not hear anything about it heading to the Wii U or even Linux, but we can only assume that this may happen in the future or that there just isn’t a presentable market at this time. Resident Evil is expected to release digitally across North America and Europe in Early 2015. Perhaps for those who do not have internet, they can expect a physical release to be announced at a later date.

 With having become one of the most popular franchises of all time, the Resident Evil series has smashed through 61 million units and counting to this date. What does this mean? That the game has received a critically acclaimed acknowledgement as a masterpiece, and will remain so for all time, with how much acknowledgement it carries. With having been “remade” back in 2002, players experienced new upgrades from graphics to game-play, clear to the new visual elements. These were things that earned the game a rather heavy nod once again. This time around, they aim to do so for both fans new and old to the series. With these upgrades, many of us hope to see the original clunky controls return, but the capability to switch between clunky and modernized controls (like those we experienced in Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6) would be a great option. Either way, will be welcomed if we get to see the re-visit we had seen in 2002, but also the original trip in 1996 on PlayStation.

 With new age technology having come forth, Capcom plans on using the newest/latest resolution enhancements and 3D model technology in order to upgrade the games resolution, textures, and even the atmosphere, so that the game itself feels more alive, more realistic, and even more like what we’d expect when experiencing the events of Resident Evil. Think that’s all? No, not at all. Zombies, crows, and even hunters will be experienced in fully remastered  5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. Players will also be able to experience the game in the original 4:3 screen ratio or the new and so far, beautiful 16:9 widescreen mode which will let the game be experienced in all of its HD remastered glory.

 There are several things that have been left to question and hopefully they will be answered soon. Will the original voice track be left intact? Will the original voice acting be there? If so and a new one is used, can we experience both new and old? There are things such as this that has yet to be revealed, but one thing has been, control schemes. For players wanting to play the title in the old school classic mode, this is actually fully possible. This will allow players to use the original d-pad in order to control Jill, but will also allow players to use the analog stick in order to control the character, which puts it in tandem with many current age games. The schemes for both screen ratio and control can be changed in-game at any given time.

Official Information Regarding Resident Evil:

 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 has 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 venture 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.

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