By Josh Speer / August 12th, 2015
While it is no surprise that Capcom has recently shifted gears to primarily focus on many HD remasters and remakes of late, today they had some great info to impart to us. Namely, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi himself announced in a video that Resident Evil 2 is officially getting the remake we have all been clamoring for years to play! Many, myself included, consider that entry in the series to be the high point, as it introduced many important characters and gameplay mechanics, while still staying true to the survival horror ethos the series has eschewed in recent entries, besides Revelations.
In the video, Hirabayashi goes on to say the following:
“You’ve been telling us for years that you want Resident Evil 2 to be remade, and we haven’t been able to make this happen… until now! We at R&D Division 1 will do our best to take on your feedback and deliver the gameplay experience you’ve been waiting for.”
“Just as I’ve been reaching out to you about the project via Facebook in the last few days, we will try to deliver news and messages about this project to you, the fans, directly.”
“It will be some time before we can bring you an update on this project, but in the meantime, you can look forward to lots of exciting things from the Resident Evil Brand in future, such as the upcoming HD remaster of Resident Evil 0.”
I myself am very excited about this news, and hope that Capcom recreates this classic game with the horror the series is known for, and doesn’t worry about making it anything at all like Resident Evil 5 or 6. Blowing the crap out of enemies is fine for some series, but in Resident Evil, I want equal parts action and terror. As a bonus, fans haven’t had to wait quite as long for this remake as they have for Final Fantasy VII. Though Hirabayashi has not announced any release dates or consoles yet, I think it’s safe to bet that we’ll see the Resident Evil 2 Remake on XBox One and PS4, and hopefully on portables like the Vita. If the remake of the original Resident Evil on the Gamecube is any indication, this remake will be something marvelous. Enjoy how giddily excited Hirabayashi looks in the video below, and chime in with your comments!
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