Capcom has today confirmed that a remaster of Resident Evil 0 is currently in the works with an expected 2016 launch
At an event in Japan earlier today, Capcom has confirmed that a remastered version of the Resident Evil prequel, Resident Evil 0, will be getting the remastered treatment. It’s expected to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in “early 2016”.
Capcom has recently revealed that HD remasters of its classic titles will now be one of their “key business activities” following the successful release of Resident Evil HD, a re-release of its classic Resident Evil title. The game performed much better than Capcom anticipated and showed that there’s a demand for such titles. So it comes as no surprise that Capcom has announced a re-release this early.
Resident Evil 0 is a prequel to the main events in Resident Evil. Set a few days before the first game, Resident Evil 0 puts players in control of S.T.A.R.S Bravo team member Rebecca Chambers and escaped convict Billy Coen. The game takes place in the surrounding areas of Spencer Mansion eventually leading to the events of the original title. Along the way players learn about the origins of Umbrella and those behind the mess at Spencer Mansion.
Returning to the remaster will be the game’s original director Koji Oda plus “additional staff”. Details on who else will be returning is yet to be revealed. Capcom say they plan to share information in the coming weeks, but until then, Producer Tsukasa Takenaka and Director Koji Oda talk about the project in a new video which you can see below.
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