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Heroic modder seeks to add original Resi voice acting to HD remaster

If you're going to have bad voice acting, you might as well have really bad voice acting. It's the difference between a bad movie like Caligula, and a great bad movie like The Room. So when Resident Evil was remade in 2002 - in what's since been remastered in 2015 - it attempted to rectify the atrocious voice acting from the original title. Clearly that was a mistake as "still pretty bad" doesn't mean better. It just means blander.

As such, modder Bunny has stated their desire to fix this by issuing a mod that will restore the original 1996 voice acting to the 2015 edition of Shinji Mikami's seminal work.

"I've started working on a mod that will replace REmake's voice acting with the legendary voice acting from the original Resident Evil," Bunny said on the Resident Evil modding board. "So far I've modded rooms 105 and 106 (Barry's dining room and the main hall) but I will try to mod as many other rooms as I can."

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Resident Evil 1 remastered for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Resident Evil 1 remastered for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Coming early 2015. First screenshots released.

The original Resident Evil game is being remastered for release on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Capcom has announced.

Due for a digital-only launch in early 2015, the new port is based on the game's 2002 GameCube "REmake". This new version will include 1080p visuals (720p for last-gen consoles) and 5.1 surround support.

There's no word yet on a European price, but it will cost 3990 yen (about Ł23) in Japan, where the last-gen console version will arrive before Christmas.

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The most popular Resi Evil characters

Are not who you might think.

You'd be forgiven for thinking Resident Evil 2 rookie cop Leon Kennedy and Resident Evil 5 star Chris Redfield would be the two most popular Resident Evil characters. But you'd be wrong.

FeatureRetrospective: Resident Evil

Brush up on your T, G, NE-T, Progenitor and T-Veronica viruses.

Released in 1996, the original Resident Evil not only shifted PlayStations, but cemented the survival horror genre in gaming history. The game's original intro FMV uses real-life actors and features a scene where STARS Alpha member Joseph Frost is graphically ripped apart by Cerberus. Capcom had the intro toned down for the game's western release, warranting a 15 classification by the BBFC, although the PC port by Westwood a year later retained the intro with an 18 certificate. Either sets the tone.

Resi film director speaks out

On why his job is so hard.

British director Paul W.S. Anderson, the man who brought us the Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil movies, has declared that it's no easy task to put games on the big screen - since gamers are a seriously demanding lot.

More videogame movies coming

Kameo and a new Resi flick.

Since when did Hollywood stop coming up with original ideas and start nicking game concepts instead? Big screen adaptations of Silent Hill, BloodRayne and Castlevania are already on the way, and now two more videogame adaptations have been announced - alas, not there's still no sign of Katamari Damacy: The Movie.

Resident Evil for DS?

Capcom keeping schtum.

Rumour has it that Capcom is hard at work on a remake of the first Resident Evil game for the Nintendo DS.