20 years ago, fans ventured into Raccoon City and now, survival horror fans can return to the famed location. Resident Evil 2 has been announced at the Sony press conference. This a remake of the original 1998 game that is being rebuilt using the same RE Engine that was used to create Resident Evil 7.
Here is a statement about Resident Evil 2 from Capcom:
“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 nightmares return reimagined for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro on January 25, 2019.
In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives. The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. Will they make it out alive?”
I’m honestly excited that this is being remade! The game looks fantastic and even though I can’t really play survival horror games (I flinch every time even though I know something will happen), I really want to try to play this! (Okay, maybe I won’t play this at night because that’s what I had to do in Resident Evil 4.)
Fans of survival horror games will not have to wait too long to get their hands on this remake because Resident Evil 2 will be released on January 25, 2019, for the PlayStation 4.