Resident Evil HD will be available starting Jan. 20, 2015, Capcom (TYO: 9697) today reveals.
Announced earlier this year, the remake of the survival horror classic will feature the original game in its entirety with upgraded high-def 1080p visuals and remastered sound with 5.1 surround support.
Other features include a new Very Easy mode for novice gamers and a new control scheme that updates the dated and somewhat finicky controller setup of the classic.
Players will be able to re-live all of those defining moments of terror and brooding suspenseful horror as they explore the hallowed ruins of Raccoon City’s infamous mansion, uncovering the bloody mystery within.
Choosing between well-known S.T.A.R.S. operatives Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield, gamers will chronicle their grisly journey into hell itself ane re-experience all of the puzzles and scares of the original.
It’s been 18 years since Resident Evil defined the horror genre for the entire gaming world, igniting a new franchise that would continue to haunt us until this very day. It’ll be interesting to see if the new game can carry the torch for the iconic PlayStation title, but from the screenshots and gameplay video, we think it’s a safe bet to say it can.
Resident Evil HD will release digitally on Jan. 20, 2015 for $19.99 across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.