In it’s early years, a little company with big dreams manufactured arcade games, which they called “capsule computers.” Then somebody decided to combine the two-fold term into their new name “Capcom.” It wouldn’t be long before we’d be introduced to the golf-swing uppercut that made Ken and Ryu famous. Back then we rocked the typed of technology that modern day kids point at and laugh. It’s a fine enough history to be proud of…unless you’re Capcom, who is out to change the past. Desperately trying to put the pixelated humiliations of the 1980’s behind them, the video game behemoth has announced that they are remastering the original 1996 ‘Resident Evil’ video game for 2015 audiences. Hey, when money’s burning a hole in your pocket and you’re not motivated to build something new from scratch, just jump in your time machine and fix something that ain’t broke.
The original Resident Evil is being remastered for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. It will only be available for digital download, in keeping with the modernization of the title. There’s an updated control system, 5.1 surround sound and 1080p HD support for much cleaner zombie headshots with 16:9 or 4:3 viewing choices. Old will be new again, and brains are back on the menu.
I don’t care, I played this in 1996 and loved it, but I’ve never been much for replaying games. I played ‘Metal Gear Solid’ three times because I simply had to unlock everything and experience all the kickass little features I never saw the first couple times. When Psycho Mantis moved my controller across the floor, I damn near lost my mind. And sports games you kinda have to replay if you want to move with newly drafted players, franchise seasons, etc. I’m not counting them. But for whatever reason they’re remastering R.E., I’m not the target market. But anyone who hasn’t played this needs to get on this update because that game rocked. I called out sick from work like three times one week just to play the game, and it was so bad that I’d have nightmares about zombies trying to kill me. Did I play it on a giant plasma TV with all the lights off at 3am? Damn right I did. That’s the only way to do it.
Via – Capcom