Resident Evil 2 Remake Officially in Development

Posted by at 12:10 pm on August 12, 2015


Classic survival horror Resident Evil 2 is officially being remade, Capcom has announced.

While details on the project won’t be revealed for some time, the title will be a complete remake of the original game built for modern platforms.

The remake is being produced by Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, the producer behind this year’s Resident Evil HD Remake.

“We’re pleased to confirm that Resident Evil 2 has been approved for development,” a Capcom representative said in a statement provided to today.

“As the title is only just starting its development cycle we unfortunately don’t have any additional information or assets to share at this time. However, for now we want our fans to know that we appreciate all the feedback and support we’ve received on this title. We’re looking forward to delivering this highly anticipated Resident Evil experience that fans have been waiting for.”

Formats for the game have yet to be announced, but fans should probably expect it to hit PS4, Xbox One and PC. A release date has not been confirmed.

“It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have pushed the project to get approved,” added Hirabayashi. “The team here at Capcom Japan really appreciates fans’ passion and support and will do our best to bring fans what they really want.”

Resident Evil 2 launched on PS1 back in 1998 and saw protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield attempting to escape Raccoon City, an American city overrun by zombies. The game was later ported to PC, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast and GameCube.

The original game was produced by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and directed by Hideki Kamiya, although Capcom has yet to confirm whether either will have any involvement in the remake.

Resident Evil 2 is often remembered by fans for its larger scope and intertwining scenarios between the two lead characters.

Resident Evil 0 HD, meanwhile, a high-definition remaster of 2002’s GameCube horror, is due to release on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in early 2016.

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