Resident Evil 2 was a well-regarded sequel to the survival-horror video game franchise, expanding on the world created in the first game by bringing the terror unleashed by the Umbrella Corporation into Raccoon City. Following the original title from 1996, the 1998 sequel soon became one of the most successful titles from Capcom, and in addition to being included by some among the rank and file of the very best games of all time, helped ensure that the franchise would continue on well past its ambitious second installment.
Despite the production having been ported to numerous later generation consoles in the past, a full-scale, current-generation overhaul of the property’s core mechanics and graphic interface has yet to be achieved. Word has it, however, that Capcom is working to deliver to fans of the original title an even better update on the late ’90s classic.
According to a recent post on Twitter from Stuart Turner, the marketing director of Capcom UK, a remake is currently under production, and “will be a full from the ground up remake NOT a remaster.” In an attempt to waylay any misunderstanding regarding inaccurate terminology used in the company’s financial report for Q2, Turner made the aforementioned distinction to establish the new title as something potentially more ambitious than another remastered version.
See Turner’s original Twitter post below:
Seems to be a few people picking up a mistranslation in our own investor report. RE2 will be a full from the ground up remake NOT a remaster— Stuart Turner (@OnlyOneT) December 3, 2015
Little else is known about the new remake as of yet, though it has been announced that Capcom producer, supervisor, and series veteran Hiroyuki Kobayashi will oversee work on the production. Reportedly, Kobayashi was the one who pushed for the game to get remade before submitting a formal pitch, which speaks well to the intentions behind its initial creation going forward.
Whether or not the new game will be as fondly regarded as its namesake and predecessor almost twenty years later remains to be seen. But if Kobayashi can deliver on anything close to the 2015 remaster of his 1996 original, then a full-on recreation of his 1998 follow-up can only be awaited with eager anticipation, for now.
Screen Rant will keep you updated on all developments regarding the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Source: Stuart Turner