Resident Evil Zero rises from the dead for a remastering on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC
Capcom is making good on its promise to shareholders to release more HD remakes, with Resident Evil Zero HD hitting Xbox One and PC in 2016.
Resident Evil Zero was originally a Nintendo Gamecube title and utilizes the same highly detailed static backgrounds as the Resident Evil 1 remake. Zero follows Rebecca Chambers from Resident Evil 1 and convict Billy Coen as they attempt to escape the zombie leech infested Arklay mountains. The game uses a mechanic similar to Resident Evil Revelations 2, which allows you to switch between both main characters.
Koji Oda is returning to direct the remaster, as well as various other members of the original development team. The game was widely praised for its horror and designs, but some criticized the character switching mechanics and story.
Capcom recently confirmed to investors that it would be looking to produce more HD remasters, citing the impressive Resident Evil 1 remaster sales.
Although details are scant, I wouldn't be surprised if Capcom sweetened the deal by including split-screen co-op for Resident Evil Zero considering you're meant to control two characters simultaneously anyway. As the video says, we'll just have to stay tuned for details.
Browsing the comments section of the above video reveals a general desire for more classic Resident Evil remakes, I'm not sure whether they'll fit into Capcom's 'remaster' intentions. Resident Evil 2 and 3 would need to be rebuilt from the ground up, and judging by the quality (or lack thereof) of recent Resident Evil titles, I'm unsure whether Capcom still have the confidence to green light this sort of project. I hope they prove me wrong.
How do you feel about HD remasters? Sick of them? Love them? Hit the comments.
Resident Evil Zero HD will hit Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PS3, and PS4 in early 2016.
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