After more than a decade, PlayStation users will finally be able to play “Resident Evil 0,” as Capcom has announced that the game will be getting remastered and will come out sometime in 2016. Now called “Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster,” the title will be coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, just like the original “Resident Evil HD.”
“Resident Evil 0” was the prequel to the original “Resident Evil” game and was originally a Gamecube exclusive title. In 2008, the game was released for the Nintendo Wii, making this the second time the game has been remastered for a new console.
According to a report from Polygon, original members of the “Resident Evil 0” development team will be returning for the re-mastering of the title, including original game director Koji Oda. Capcom showed off some of the remastered game’s development screenshots to Dengeki Online, revealing some of the game’s graphical improvements over the original Gamecube version.
The game’s storyline is still the same from the original version, so players will be put in the role of either Rebecca Chambers or Billy Cohen. Chambers is a medic from the S.T.A.R.S. organization and Billy Cohen is an ex-soldier and a prisoner on death row. Both characters are involved in an accident and discover a mysterious mansion filled with zombies, forcing the two characters to work together and survive.
Fans of the game will know that “Resident Evil 0” is the title that introduced a “character zapping” system, which allowed players to switch between Rebecca and Billy with ease. Interestingly enough, the game also let players control both characters at the same time. Players could also stick with one character throughout the game, so that both characters could explore the mansion more thoroughly.
This doesn’t appear to be the last of the HD remakes that Capcom has planned, as Gamespot stated that the company would be publishing more remakes due to the success of “Resident Evil HD,” which sold 1 million units worldwide digitally. While Capcom didn’t say that “Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster” would be coming to the West, the possibility is high, due to the success of the previous “Resident Evil” remastering.
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