Do You Remember Resident Evil 2?
It has been more than two decades since the initial release of Resident Evil 2. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that it can be rather challenging for interested individuals to get a hold of it through legitimate means, seeing as how even the latest ports were for platforms such as the Nintendo GameCube and the Sega Dreamcast.
For that matter, even if players could get a hold of Resident Evil 2 in a convenient manner, it is questionable how well it would hold up in the present considering the sheer number of inventions and innovations that have been made in the time since then.
Fortunately, for people who are interested in such an important part of the Resident Evil series but are not particularly enthused by the idea of playing through something made more than two decades ago, Capcom has announced that it will be remaking Resident Evil 2.
Said information has been known for some time, but now, it seems that further details will be revealed to interested individuals, which have been a long time coming. After all, the initial announcement was made back in 2015.
What Do We Know About the Resident Evil 2 Remake?
Unfortunately, until more information comes out within the near future, we don’t actually know that much about the planned Resident Evil 2 remake. Theoretically, it seems probable that the Resident Evil 2 remake will incorporate some of the changes that have been made since its ports were released.
As a result, interested individuals might want to check out some of the later entries in the series to get an idea of what it might be like.
With that said, a dearth of information isn’t the same as no information whatsoever, which is where the rumors come in. One example is the rumor that it will have an over-the-shoulder perspective, which is something that it will be borrowing from Resident Evil 4.
Meanwhile, another rumor is that the Resident Evil 2 remake will be running on an upgraded version of the RE engine used for Resident Evil 7, which to be perfectly honest, sounds like nothing more than common sense. Besides these rumors, we know little save that the original Resident Evil 2 director Kamiya Hideki has shown faith in his successor, which might be seen as encouraging news by some.
What Does Another Resident Remake Mean?
Whatever the case, some people might be wondering what another Capcom remake might mean for some of their most beloved Capcom franchises. To be exact, said individuals might be wondering whether Capcom has run out of ideas for the Resident Evil franchise. If so, it is important to note that we know next to nothing about it, meaning that there is no reason to panic at this point in time.
However, it is important to note a couple of things. First, Resident Evil 7 came out in 2017. Granted, its sales failed to meet Capcom’s initial expectations of 4 million copies for its launch window, but it nonetheless received a positive reception, as shown by the fact that by this point in time, it has managed to sell more than 5 million copies.
Second, this Resident Evil 2 remake isn’t sounding that egregious as remakes go, seeing as how it is promising to be much more in-depth that a mere graphics touch-up. As a result, it could well prove to be worth its eventual cost, particularly if it manages to capture the spirit of its original.