Capcom is bringing the original Resident Evil to current and next gen systems in 2015, the company announced in an official press release this morning.
The Resident Evil franchise has more than 61 million games during its lifetime, and that all began with the release of Resident Evil in 1996 on the original PlayStation. The game was remade for the Gamecube in 2002 as well as ported to the Nintendo DS. The new release for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 will be the “definitive re-visit” of the 2002 version according to Capcom.
The game will feature upgraded resolution and textures with support for 1080p visuals on next gen consoles, remastered 5.1 surround sound, support for both the classic 4:3 aspect ratio or 16:9 widescreen, and the option to pick your control scheme. Players will be able to choose between the classic control scheme from the original release or a more updated scheme in which the character moves directly in the direction of the analogue stick.
Resident Evil will be released digitally in early 2015 for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.