Resident Evil HD Remaster Screenshot Comparison With the Wii Version Shows Advanced Textures and Lighting

Fahad Arif

Reviving old video games for the latest PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles has become somewhat a trend now. Until now, we have seen many previous generation titles being remastered for the latest video game consoles, the most recent one of which is PlayStation 4 exclusive The Last of Us Remastered. Capcom, a well-known Japanese video game developer, has also decided to go with a HD remaster this year by bringing it's more than a decade old game, Resident Evil, back to life. The announcement was made recently with some screenshots, which have compared below with the Wii version of the game to show new enhancements.


Resident Evil HD Remaster Headed to PC, and Last and Next-Gen Consoles in 2015 - Screenshot Comparison Shows New Improvements

It has been a little under two years now that the famous action-adventure survival horror third-person shooter video game series called Resident Evil has not received any new main installment, the last main title in the series was Resident Evil 6 which was released for PC and last-gen platforms back in 2012. It looks like Capcom won't release a new main title this year too as the developer has just announced the Resident Evil HD Remaster, which is a remake of 2002 GameCube version of the original Resident Evil title.

Technically, this remake of a remake will make its way to Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 in early 2015. The game has been washed into next-gen visuals and improved overall gameplay. Featuring 5.1 surround sound support, the game will run at native full HD 1080p resolution on both the latest consoles and PC. Including an additional choice of controls, Resident Evil HD Remaster will also allow players to choose between the game's classic 4:3 or 16:9 widescreen ratio.

Just to make things simple and clear, the original Resident Evil was released way back in 1996 for the Sony PlayStation and was then ported to other platforms. In 2002, the game was remastered for Nintendo GameCube and it was then also released for Nintendo Wii in 2009 under the name of Resident Evil Archives. Reportedly, the upcoming Resident Evil HD Remaster will be a remake of the 2002 GameCube remake. Well don't take all the confusion to your head, just remember that there is some good time coming up.

After the official announcement, a NeoGAF user called Sectus came up with a comparison between the screenshots of the upcoming Resident Evil HD Remaster and Nintendo Wii version that is more commonly known as Resident Evil Archives. The comparison clearly shows that the remaster version has better textures, lighting effects, shadows and overall visuals. Note that the screenshots for Resident Evil HD Remaster that were released today have been taken from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.

You can check out the Resident Evil HD Remaster screenshot comparison below. Note that in each pair, the screenshot on the top is from the Wii U version and the screenshot below is from the upcoming remaster.

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