During the PlayStation E3 2018 showcase, Capcom and Sony gave us our very first look at the brand new take on the PlayStation classic, which has become one of the most anticipated games of all time. Now, we know the game will be launching for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in January of 2019.
It finally looks like the once thought-to-be-a-myth Resident Evil 2 remake is finally on its way to current-gen consoles and PC platforms. When can you expect the remake of the PlayStation classic that’s been completely remade in Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine? You can expect to experience the breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-pounding and stomach-turning audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera angle, and modernized controls on January 25, 2019, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
But there’s more importance to this remake than you may already know. Resident Evil 2 is one of the most influential and critically acclaimed games of all time and it’s all because it introduced some of the most memorable experiences, characters, and one of the most beloved settings in video game history. Since its release, Resident Evil 2 has become one of Capcom’s most beloved titles, one with some of their most iconic heroes, enemies, and stories that have been told.
We got to see characters such as rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield enter the dangerous streets of Racoon City, which has seen its population turn into flesh-eating zombies. Now, these unlikely heroes will once more depend on one another as they are thrust back into the zombie-infested streets and attempt to survive the zombie outbreak they must learn to trust one another, uncover the truth of what has happened and escape the city.
Now twenty years later, Resident Evil 2 will now see players take on the role of both Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield and explore a story told from both of their perspectives. Let alone will the game be overhauled with the all-new RE Engine, players will get to see a new level of immersion come from the game. Zombies will now take damage that is instantly visible on their bodies. This means every shot, every bit of damage dealt to an enemy, matters.
“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.”
Want to take a look at the game? You can visit the Capcom booth during E3 from June 12 to June 14 at the South Hall, #2223 and go hands-on with the newly reimagined nightmare that we’ve lived once before.
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