In 2015 we got word that Capcom was planning to remake the 1998 survival horror classic Resident Evil 2. Which could have gone either way, sprucing up the visuals whilst keeping the same core gameplay. Or going full remake, which thanks to the impressive RE Engine, looks like an entirely new version of a classic game.
It's the second one, as we can see in the following showcase that made its debut as part of the PlayStation E3 conference.
The genre-defining masterpiece Resident Evil 2 returns, completely re-built 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 press and fan reaction to Resident Evil 2 when we said ‘We Do It’ in 2015 has been overwhelming. We’ve been very eager to unveil the new game to the world this week,” said Capcom Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi. “We want fans to see the reimagining of Resident Evil 2 not only captures the magic of the beloved original, but also expands it to deliver a richer experience. The first look at E3 is just a taste of what’s to come.”
Loving the new Resident Evil 4-style over the shoulder camera. Resident Evil 2 will be out January 25, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. With enhancements for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.