Resident Evil 2, one of the most beloved horror games ever made, is finally receiving the modern-day remake that fans have been clamoring for ever since Capcom’s exceptional remake of the original Resident Evil.
Of course, much has changed since Resident Evil 2 made its PlayStation debut, and the remake of Resident Evil 2 reflects many of those changes. Gone are the game’s static camera angles and tank controls. In is an over-the-shoulder playstyle that resembles the one seen in Resident Evil 4. The game’s visuals have also been updated to reflect the best technology of the modern era.
What hasn’t changed is the original version of Resident Evil 2‘s brilliant horror atmosphere. Resident Evil 2 Remake retains that game’s ability to scare you at will. Resident Evil 2‘s obscure puzzles, surprisingly deep story, and use of multiple characters also appear to have returned. What we’re saying is that this looks like the modernized version of an all-time classic horror game that we’ve been hoping Resident Evil 2 Remake would end up being from the moment Capcom first teased it.
Here is everything else we know about Resident Evil 2 Remake:
Resident Evil 2 Remake Trailer
Gamespot has uploaded a nearly 20-minute, uncut gameplay video for Resident Evil 2 that gives us a much better idea of what kind of gameplay to expect from this remake. Spoiler: the game still looks incredibly scary and has clearly benefited from the changes that Capcom has made to its controls and visuals. Take a look:
The first trailer for Resident Evil 2 Remake serves as an effective teaser for a game many people thought they’d never actually see.
The next trailer is a bit more involved and sheds a little light on the remake’s story, characters, gameplay, and how it will alter the formula of the original title.
Resident Evil 2 Remake Release Date
Resident Evil 2 Remake is set to launch on January 25, 2019. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.