Capcom has given fans a first look at “Resident Evil Zero HD” through a new trailer that showcases the game’s story and some of the game’s updated visuals. As many fans of the series know, “Resident Evil Zero” is the prequel of the first game in the series and tells the events of how the virus was spread and the story of the two people who tried to stop it.
Unveiled through the Capcom Unity Blog, the re-mastered “Resident Evil Zero” was made following the success of the first “Resident Evil” game -- after it was remastered and released for consoles last year. Being a high-definition (HD) update, “Resident Evil Zero” won’t just have improved graphics but will also give players the option for widescreen support and an optional new control scheme for players not used to the old tank controls of the early “Resident Evil” games.
“Resident Evil Zero” introduces players to rookie Stars member Rebecca Chambers, who must team up with death row prisoner Billy Coen to survive the zombie horde. Players will be able to switch between the two characters via a “partner zapping” mechanic. Additionally, the player can choose to let the two characters separate so they can cover more ground and collect more items.
The rereleases of “Resident Evil Zero HD” and the original “Resident Evil” are part of a deliberate strategy from Capcom, according to a report from Gamespot. The company plans on rereleasing more of its classic games for modern consoles. Most recently, it rereleased “DMC: Devil May Cry” as the “Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition” for Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One, which ran at 1,080 pixels and 60 frames per second, and also added all of the game’s downloadable content (DLC) to the mix.
“Resident Evil Zero HD” is scheduled for release in early 2016, so fans of the old-school “Resident Evil” games will have to wait a bit longer. The title will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the PC. In the meantime, fans can check out the game’s slick trailer below.