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 with Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, the lead for this title, stating that “It will be some time before we can bring you an update on this project.” Well, that time has finally come.
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.