Resident Evil was developed and published on Xbox One and Xbox 360 by Capcom Entertainment Inc. It was released on January 20, 2015 for $19.99. An Xbox One copy was provided by Capcom for review purposes.
So for those of you that have been living under a rock, this is the Resident Evil that started it all in remastered HD glory. This is the start of the franchise that eventually grew into a larger series with many sequels, animated movies and even live action movie spin-offs that played in movie theaters. We’re up to Resident Evil 6 and I’m sure Resident Evil 7 is hiding somewhere in the shadows. So right, my rock has been rather comfortable. This is my first time playing through the entirety of Resident Evil. I might have played it briefly when I was young but I don’t remember a thing.
My historical experiences start with playing Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2 online non-stop on PlayStation 2 before playing the first game of that spin-off, Resident Evil Outbreak. Since then I’ve played Resident 4 on the Nintendo Wii, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil Revelations, and Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles. Oh, I’ve also played Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City which many people try to pretend never existed. I’ve watched my friends stream Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3 and enjoyed it. The plot and background stories of Resident Evil the franchise are quite interesting to me. I’d like to think I’m as well informed as it can be without playing the earlier games of the series. I plan to play the rest of the series one day and it starts here. So what are my thoughts of the beginning of the franchise?
It’ll only hurt a little.
Resident Evil fans will have a lot to rejoice about soon.
Capcom is releasing a remastered HD version of the classic Resident Evil for Xbox One on January 20. Those excited for the release can now pre-order/pre-load it here, so that the game is ready to go the first minute it’s fully released.
An Xbox 360 version of Resident Evil is currently only available on the Japanese Xbox Live Marketplace for digital purchase and is region free. That version was released at the end of November of 2014.
In other Resident Evil news, Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be released less than one month after the Xbox One version of Resident Evil. Well, sort of.
Capcom is taking another new approach to survival-horror by releasing the contents of Resident Evil Revelations 2 in an episodic manner. These episodes will focus on two different pairs of characters. Keep reading for more details.