Capcom is considering giving more games the remastered treatment after the success of January’s Resident Evil HD.
The company is currently working on an updated version of 2003’s Resident Evil 0 and is completely remaking 1998 classic Resident Evil 2. It has also updated Devil May Cry 4 and DmC: Devil May Cry for the new consoles.
Resident Evil HD fared extremely well; it’s the fastest-selling day-one digital game on PSN,” Capcom marketing director Antoine Molant told MCV. We are extremely happy with that.
Resident Evil 0 was already in the development pipeline when Resident Evil HD was released so that game’s success wasn’t really part of our decision to bring that title to the gamers. Given what we have seen from the fan base since the announcement, we expect it to do extremely well.”
He added: I can’t comment on our unannounced projects, but obviously a success like RE HD makes us look at remastered games in the future.
Having said that, its commercial success isn’t the driving force. For example, Devil May Cry 4 and DmC: Devil May Cry were both released shortly after, with performances we are very happy with.
It goes back to these questions: ‘Can we deliver to the right level of content and quality?’ and: ‘Do our fans want it?’”
Capcom has announced it will bundle the remastered versions of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 onto one disc in January next year.