Japanese gaming publication, Famitsu have revealed that Capcom plan to bring their Resident Evil prequel, Resident Evil Zero to a whole host of platforms in early 2016.
Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PC will all be getting a port of the game. No love for Nintendo though which considering the remaster of the original Resident Evil was not released on the Wii U is not all that surprising to be honest. Capcom are on a real “remaster” high at the moment and they have said it is going to be a huge part of their focus moving forward.
Resident Evil Zero started life as a Nintendo 64 game. The fact the Nintendo 64 used cartridges meant that you could switch between two characters instantly. The game would not be released on the Nintendo 64 and would move to the Nintendo Game Cube instead and would actually see a port on the Nintendo Wii in 2009.
What new elements apart from improved graphics will be added have not been announced. Resident Evil Zero tells the story of Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen as they are there when the T-Virus is unleashed on the world. Set before the events of the first game it was a very story heavy game that had a lot of puzzle elements to it. Game play wise this was quite a challenging game and the main “gimmick” of the game was switching between the two characters, you for example could leave something on the ground in one area as Rebecca for Billy to then pick it up later.
So far Capcom have released HD versions of Resident Evil 4, Code Veronica X, Resident Evil and now Zero, hopefully they are at work on making a HD version of Resident Evil 2 right now!