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Resident Evil HD Remaster officially announced for PS4, PS3

5 August 2014

Resident Evil HD Remaster – a fully-realised enhancement of the 2002 Resident Evil remake – has been officially announced for next-generation systems, alongside its last generation counterparts.

All-encompassing Japanese gaming Magazine, Famitsu, broke the news of its official website, teasing a full reveal – with interviews included – in the latest issue of the magazine, which releases on August 7.

In tandem with that, the game’s official website was put live as was an official press release which teases some of the tantalizing details contained in the game’s newest reimagining.

Resident Evil originally released way back in 1996 and took survival-horror gaming by storm – eliciting colourful reactions from the press and gaming outlets alike. Fast forward up to 2002 and a remake (exclusive to Nintendo’s GameCube) was released, much to the dismay of PlayStation gamers across the board. Fear not, however, as one of gaming’s most celebrated remakes is now getting a bump in resolution and finesse for its next-generation debut.

‘’Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles, resulting in characters and backgrounds coming to life in greater detail than ever seen before in Resident Evil. Not only will the graphics impress but the tense sound effects have been fully remastered with 5.1 surround support for a greater gaming atmosphere. Players are now able to choose not only between experiencing the terror at the classic 4:3 ratio or a stunning 16:9 widescreen mode but also the type of control scheme they play with. The classic control scheme remains for fans of the original play style or there’s an alternative scheme where the character moves directly in the direction of the analogue stick, utilizing the standards of the current generation of gaming. Both the control scheme and the display options can be toggled between at any time during gameplay,’’ reads an official press release.

Stay tuned for all the horrific details pertaining to Resident Evil Remaster from Famitsu's reveal soon.

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