Capcom have today announced the development of Resident Evil HD Remastered for release on current- and next-generation video gaming consoles later this year. A high-definition upgrade of the classic 1996 survival horror title Resident Evil (which first launched on PlayStation, PC and Sega Saturn, only to gradually branch out onto newer hardware such as Nintendo DS and PlayStation Network in the following century), Remastered follows hot on the heels of recent acclaimed compilations such as Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and The Last of Us Remastered.
Had the product been allocated an Autumn or Winter 2014 release date, we'd sincerely doubt its financial prospects in light of Halo: The Master Chief Collection's impending domination of last-gen collection sales, yet 2015 is relatively lacking in remakes of this ilk at the moment, a factor which should present HD Remastered with a remarkable advantage from a commercial standpoint. Confirmed features for the high-res edition include optional scrolling cameras for notoriously complex levels, 5.1 surround sound support and upgraded environmental and character models, with more details on the project sure to be confirmed by Capcom in due course.
Resident Evil HD Remastered will retail for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC in Spring 2015.