Friday, 22 June, 2018

E3 2018: Resident Evil 2 HD Remake Gets Trailer & Release Date

Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 2 Remake Revealed, January 2019 Release Date Confirmed
Sherri Watson | 12 June, 2018, 18:35

During Sony's E3 2018 press conference yesterday, the video game industry giant uncovered a whole bunch of awesome-looking titles that are on the way, not the least of which is Resident Evil 2 Remake. The preview was, to put it mildly, stunning.

There was very little pure gameplay footage but it did confirm that the remake uses an over-the-shoulder camera view similar to Resident Evil 4 (and 5 and 6) and not the first person view from the more recent Resident Evil 7.

Resident Evil 2 will arrive back on a PlayStation console on January 25, 2019, but will also come to Xbox One and PC.

Other details haven't been revealed at the moment, such as how much the game will cost and whether there are any perks available for preordering. In addition to huge visual improvements, fans of the old game will now be treated to new twists and turns, and even "a new way to play". Both Leon and Claire have their own separately playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters' perspective.

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Resident Evil 2 introduced characters who would go on to become some of the most iconic and beloved heroes in Capcom's history: rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies.

The switch to an over-the-shoulder camera is a big change for sure, but otherwise it looks like the Resident Evil 2 remake is retaining numerous elements that made the original game a survival-horror classic.

Face the grotesque hordes - Zombies are brought to life with a horrifyingly realistic wet gore effect as they react in real time taking instant visible damage, making every bullet count. On the PlayStation Blog, Capcom used the Raccoon City Police Department as an example and said that there will be all new areas to explore.

"The press and fan reaction to Resident Evil 2 when we said "We Do It" in 2015 has been overwhelming".