E3 2018: Sony surprises fans with Resident Evil 2 remake


During the Sony conference at E3 2018, the developers Capcom surprised fans with the unveiling of the RESIDENT EVIL 2 remake.

Not long ago, I was sitting with someone discussing things we hoped to see at E3 2018. The usuals were there: Kingdom Hearts 3, The Last of Us 2, Skyrim 6.  Mine, however, contained a game I had been hearing whispers about but didn’t dare to hope too greatly that I would see it at E3 2018. So, there I sat, watching the Sony conference, the one we had all been waiting for when all of a sudden…it happened. It was announced, it was real. It was the Capcom announcement of the Resident Evil 2 remake. Go ahead, take it in.

I screamed so loudly, I swear I heard a dog barking outside. I am a HUGE Resident Evil game franchise fan (if you hadn’t noticed by my long Resident Evil live action rant) and I have been waiting for this game for such a long time. Hell, I just replayed this game and Nemesis not that long ago. It’s always scary when the word remake is thrown in there but this thing looks GOOD. I mean look how young Leon Kennedy looks. He was just a fresh faced baby-cop when the infection hit Raccoon City.

The original Resident Evil 2 was released by Capcom in 1998 for the Playstation, PC, Gamecube, Dreamcast and the N64. It followed Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield as she searched for her brother, Chris, and they search for a way out of the city. They get separated and take shelter in the police station where they come across a small girl named Sherry. Sherry is the daughter of William Burkin, the man responsible for the virus who was betrayed and infected himself.

The game was so scary and intense and introduced us to two new characters in the Resident Evil timeline. Now, speaking of the Resident Evil 2 remake, the graphics are wonderful. They did the characters justice. In terms of the gameplay, from what was shown, it would seem that Resident Evil 7:Biohazard has set the tone in the new Resident Evil style of gameplay from here on out. It feels similar but is nostalgic all at once. While there is no set camera angles to drive you nuts, it will have an over-the-shoulder camera like that of Resident Evil 4. Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi had this to say:

"“The press and fan reaction to Resident Evil 2 when we said ‘We Do It’ in 2015 has been overwhelming. We’ve been very eager to unveil the new game to the world this week. We want fans to see the re-imagining of Resident Evil 2 not only captures the magic of the beloved original, but also expands it to deliver a richer experience. The first look at E3 is just a taste of what’s to come.”"

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This is no remastering, ladies and gentlemen. This is a full retooling of the game and I couldn’t be more excited. The Resident Evil 2 remake is set for released one PS4, Xbox One and PC January 25th, 2019. My goosebumps definitely had goosebumps. Check back in for more announcements from Sony and more E3 trailers.