RESIDENT EVIL 2 Remake Announced

2015/08/12 18:07:21 +00:00 | Derek Anderson

Capcom will take us back to Raccoon City with a new take on a familiar story, as the company announced today that they are moving forward with a Resident Evil 2 remake.

Capcom Producer Yoshiaki Hirabyashi made the announcement via video (see below) earlier today, revealing that the company is finally able to move forward on a remake of 1998's Resident Evil 2 after years of fans requesting it.

The original Resident Evil 2 followed Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield through the zombie-choked streets of Raccoon City and left an indelible mark on a generation of gamers.

The estimated release date for the remake and the consoles it will be available on are not yet known, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements. For those unfamiliar with Resident Evil 2, we have the game's trailer below.

Earlier this year, Capcom released a remaster of the 2002 version of Resident Evil on next-gen consoles, and the company is currently working on an HD upgrade of Resident Evil 0, which is expected to be available early next year on next-gen devices.

Are you excited to see a remake of Resident Evil 2? Are there any other entries in the franchise you'd like to see remade?

"We’re pleased to confirm that the Resident Evil 2 Remake Project has been officially approved!

Capcom’s Producer for the title, Yoshiaki Hirabyashi a.k.a. H, from R&D Division 1, commented: “It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have pushed the project to get approved. The team here at Capcom Japan really appreciates fans’ passion and support and will do our best to bring fans what they really want.”"

Source: Capcom
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