I had almost forgotten that Resident Evil Zero was getting the same HD treatment that its fellow GameCube Resident Evil received earlier this year. It’s pretty safe to assume that the hype won’t quite surround this one in the same way simply because it’s not as popular of a title, but that doesn’t mean fans should just up and ignore it. Capcom is providing a whole new look with Resident Evil Zero Remaster, and hopefully this latest boost in quality can help launch it into the same popularity the other games enjoy.
To help keep it fresh on everyone’s minds, Capcom has released a set of comparison shots between the old Gamecube version and new HD remaster for fans to pour over. They prominently feature the game’s dual protagonists, Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen, who now have more realistic proportions and can emote a lot easier as well.
That doesn’t mean the character models are any less creepy. I mean, just look at Rebecca’s soulless eyes. She’s supposed to be among the living! Not one of the undead.
The lighting and atmosphere all look great, but unlike the original Resident Evil on GameCube, I can’t remember Resident Evil Zero well enough to draw any immediate comparisons. We’ll just have to wait until the game launches for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2016 to form a better opinion.