Seems like nostalgia has been selling really well these days with all the movie and video game remakes we’ve been getting. Well, hope you’re ready for one more remake – Capcom revealed earlier today at Sony’s PlayStation E3 2018 press conference that a Resident Evil 2 remake is coming soon for the PS4, Xbox One, and for PC.
It’s taken Capcom quite a long time to put this game together. They first announced the remake back in 2015
Along with the Jump Force trailer that came out yesterday, I have to say that the announcement trailer for Resident Evil 2 is among the best game trailers I’ve ever seen. It really captures the pulse-pounding thrills that characterize the series. During the first few seconds of the trailer, you barely hear a sound from the audience. It’s not until the reveal of a young Leon S. Kennedy do people understand what it is they’re watching, and suddenly there’s a huge roar of excitement from the crowd. Check it out below.
There was also another official trailer that was released with a focus on more actual gameplay footage.
Seeing Resident Evil 2 with these high-res graphics brings a manly tear of nostalgia to my eyes. One of the interesting changes that Capcom made is that unlike the fixed camera perspective from the original game, the remake features a behind-the-shoulder 3rd person perspective that is more reminiscent of the later Resident Evil games.
The release date is set to be January 25, 2019 and will cost $59.99 USD. To all my fellow nostalgia-loving Resident Evil fans, the wait is almost over. Mark your calendars.