The original Resident Evil was released in 1996, and the remake arrived in 2002. The remake was built from scratch by the same creators and was considered a masterpiece.
Now, over a decade later and with modern technology we can make the scares even more real in terms of both graphics and sound. The interface has also been updated to meet today's standards.
But don't worry, we made sure not to change anything that made the original the classic that it is.
You don't mess with a masterpiece, after all.
Source: The Publisher Website.