Capcom teasing Resident Evil PS1 Trilogy Remaster? RE Showcase reveal predicted
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On January 21 Capcom will be broadcasting a Resident Evil Showcase, with the headline act being Resident Evil Village. Gameplay footage of Resident Evil 8 will be revealed during the event which kicks off at 10pm GMT. But that’s not all, with a teaser video for the event revealing there will be other news about the Resident Evil franchise, with a logo for the 25th anniversary celebrations also popping up at one point.
March marks 25 years since the original Resident Evil – arguably the most influential survival horror game of all time – first launched on the PS1.
This was followed by 1998’s incredible Resident Evil 2 and by the more fast paced Resident Evil 3: Nemesis in 1999.
And fans have been left wondering whether recent Twitter activity is suggesting a remastered compilation of this trilogy is currently in the works.
In the run-up to the Resident Evil Showcase the official Resident Evil Twitter has been posting videos of the inventory screen from the PS1 era games.
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But eagle-eyed fans have spotted there are subtle differences between the original PlayStation games from the 90s, and the ones shown in the videos posted on Twitter.
In a post online Rely on Horror have gone into depth about this, pointing out the differences in the inventories shown – particularly with Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
They said the videos of inventory screens for RE1 and RE2 that Capcom posted on Twitter offer a number of subtle differences.
For instance, the RE1 video shows a ribbon item that looks crisper than before, with “multiple” UI items moved around.
While the RE2 video also shows some subtle changes, which suggests the captured footage is from an updated game.
For instance, the Precinct Key is now called the Club Key, and the colours shown in the window have also been tweaked.
But it’s with RE3 that the menu screen has got the biggest overhaul.
Rely on Horror lists a tonne of changes, including the maximum number of items being increased from 10 to 14.
While there are also plenty of other UI changes such as Jill Valentine’s character portrait being removed, the equipped windows and ECG section being removed and much more.
Summing up their thoughts, Rely on Horror said: “It just doesn’t make any sense for Capcom to put this amount of effort into either changing the layout of these menus or reconstructing them from scratch for the sake of a few videos on Twitter that only a fraction of the fanbase will see and then totally forget about a day later. I genuinely think these images may be teases for a Resident Evil trilogy collection, releasing for the series’ 25th Anniversary.”
And the website aren’t the only ones who think a Resident Evil PS1 Trilogy Remaster could be inbound.
Replying to one tweet from the Resident Evil Twitter, YouTuber The Sphere Hunter tweeted: “Wait a minute… are we going to actually get re-releases of RE1-3?”
While another RE fan posted: “Is no one gonna mention the extremely long inventory space and the RPD logo at the bottom? That’s not there on the original”.
And one added: “If this isn’t a more obvious tease at capcom releasing the original trilogy on current gen consoles then idk what is”.
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