Back in 2015, Capcom announced that they were working on a remake to 1998's Resident Evil 2
and that was the last we heard of it... until now, that is. Twenty years after the original, the Resident Evil 2
remake was finally shown off for the first time at Sony's E3 conference last night.
Simply known as Resident Evil 2
, this remake has been made in Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, the same engine behind last year's rather excellent Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
. As you can see from the screenshots above, the game has markedly improved graphics as well as a new over-the-shoulder camera, but will also have a more modernised control scheme and "heart-poundingly immersive" audio, all of which you can get a taste of in not one, but two trailers for the upcoming title. Just don't worry about the lack of Claire Redfield so far; Capcom has confirmed she is still there with her own playable campaign, searching for brother Chris.
After waiting so long between the initial announcement and this reveal, some may be worried a similar wait may be in store until we can all get our hands on the game. Well, allow us to allay those fears as Capcom has revealed that Resident Evil 2
will be launching on PlayStation 4 on January 25th, 2019.
We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Resident Evil 2 trophies.