The Remake of Resident Evil 2 was fully announced at Sony's E3 press conference, and we're very excited indeed.
We've got a load of details on the game, so please check out everything we know about Resident Evil 2 Remake, including release date, gameplay trailer, screenshots, enemies and more!
Resident Evil 2 Release Date and Platforms
Resident Evil 2 Remake will release on January 25, 2019. It will be out on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4. There will be a standard edition and a Deluxe Edition with extra content.
Resident Evil 2 Pre-order and Deluxe Edition Content
Pre-orders will get the following extra content:
The Deluxe Edition has an extra DLC pack, and notably features the ability to swap out the new orchestrated soundtrack for the simple but iconic PS1/PC original. Here's everything included:
Resident Evil 2 Key Features
From the press release:
Resident Evil 2 Story
From the press release:
"The genre-defining masterpiece Resident Evil 2 returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game. The nightmares return reimagined for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on January 25, 2019.
In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives. The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. Will they make it out alive?"
Resident Evil 2 Remake Changes
The game has been completely remade from the ground up. It's now a third-person over-the-shoulder shooter, similar to Resident Evil 4-6 and Revelations 1-2 - as opposed to the fixed-camera style of the original game or the first-person camera style of Resident Evil 7. However, it is theorised that fixed-camera mode is optionally available too, as some shots in the trailer suggest this - as well as the press release saying the game will have "the original gameplay modes from the 1998 release."
The graphics are current and look fantastic, possibly better than even Resident Evil 7. There will be a new soundtrack, hopefully based on the wonderful original. The plot will have more to it this time, offering a "deeper narrative experience." The dual character campaign with Leon and Claire will still feature, as will enemies such as Lickers, Mr X, the G-Virus infected William Birkin, and classic George Romero-esque zombies - which haven't been seen properly in Resident Evil since Resident Evil Zero, or one of the light-gun games.
Resident Evil 2 Screenshots
Resident Evil 2 Gameplay Trailers