Capcom Announces Resident Evil 0 Remaster For Early 2016

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True to their word, Capcom today confirmed that Resident Evil 0 will receive a remastered release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, XBOX One, XBOX360, and PC in 2016. The announcement was made at an event in Japan as well as via an announcement video posted to the Resident Evil YouTube channel, which you can view below.

The news comes shortly after, in a Q&A session regarding their last fiscal year, Capcom revealed that HD remasters of their back catalog of hit titles would be a key focus for the company moving forward. Not surprising, given that the remaster of the first Resident Evil had huge day one sales and has reached over a million gamers since.

Details on the new Resident Evil 0 are currently scarce, as Capcom are promising to show more over the next several weeks, but for now they want fans to know that director Koji Oda and many others who worked on the original game are also working on the remaster.

Resident Evil 0 was originally released for the Nintendo Gamecube back in 2002. It featured visuals on par with the gorgeous, contemporary remake of the original Resident Evil and a unique “partner zapping” system in which the player played as both protagonists, S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca Chambers and convict/ex-soldier Billy Coen, throughout the game, swapping control between them at will. All of that will probably stay intact or be upgraded for the remaster.

As for other enhancements, we’ll have to wait till they reveal more, but if you’re interested in making some educated guesses, check out Dave’s review of the PS4 version of Resident Evil for a good point of reference.

Written by Albert Chen

Albert Chen

A student of games, I play a bit of everything because I like to see what’s out there. Nothing better than first hand experience when it comes to knowing about games. Current game obsession: Anything MOBA (Paragon, Battleborn, Heroes of the Storm), except, ironically, the most popular ones, LoL and DOTA2.

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  • Keith Dunn

    OMG!!! I played this on Game Cube and LOVED IT!!! HOORAAAAY!!!