If you were among the many fans who rushed to buy Capcom’s recent Resident Evil HD Remaster that are clamming for more HD revisited goodness, Capcom has officially revealed plans to release an “HD remastered” port of their once GameCube-exclusive survival horror adventure, Resident Evil: Zero.
Originally released exclusively via Nintendo’s GameCube gaming console in 2002 and serving purpose canon-wise as a prequel to the 2001 Resident Evil GC remake, the game was re-released in December 2009 in the states as part of the Resident Evil Archives series via Nintendo Wii. The Wii edition also was equip with new motion controls to take advantage of Nintendo’s hardware.
The plot focuses on S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team rookie member Rebecca Chambers, along with series newcomer Billy Coen, a marine-turned-convict, as they attempt to escape the horrors of the viral outbreak that would lead into the events of the original game and it’s sequels. RE Zero is also most known amongst fans of the series for utilizing what was referred to by Capcom as the “partner zapping” mechanic, which would allow the player to switch between both playable characters, using their individual strengths to solve riddles the other couldn’t in order to advance in the game.
RE Zero director Koji Oda is also said to be returning to helm the HD Remaster edition of the game, along with other members of the original team, according to official reports. Resident Evil: Zero HD Remaster is currently scheduled to release in early 2016 via Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC.