Capcom has previously confirmed that they would develop a Resident Evil 2 Remake, although they have yet to release more details about it. However, certain rumors of the game have been surfacing online, so here are all the facts that were previously verified.
Capcom UK Senior Marketing Director Stuart Tuner previously posted on his Twitter account before that Resident Evil 2 Remake will be a “full from the ground up remake NOT a remaster.” So it means that Resident Evil fans might see the same or better gameplay experience than the original.
Meanwhile, Resident Evil 2 Remake Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi told VideoGamer.com that they will “recapture the feeling of the original” game released in 1998. His team over at Capcom are working hard to ensure that the remake would recapture the spirit of the first game.
Tuner also mentioned that the reason for lack of details about the remake Resident Evil 2 is because they were focusing on Resident Evil 7. Now that their latest installment to the series has been launched, fans might expect any announcement soon from Capcom.
Capcom has a huge chance of implementing a third-person shooter gameplay in the upcoming remake. Last year, a fan-made remake of Resident Evil 2 was released, but it was eventually closed down by Capcom.
InvaderGames developed the fan-made game titled Resident Evil 2 Reborn and it utilized the Unreal Engine 4 with a third-person perspective. Despite being ordered to cancel the game, Capcom invited the indie developers to discuss ideas for the Resident Evil 2 Remake.
Capcom received various feedback from players of Resident Evils 4, 5, and 6. It helped the developers shape the remake in order to fulfill their goal of recapturing its spirit.
Developers have yet to confirm what engine it will run on, but it would most likely utilize the RE Engine used by Resident Evil 7. They also have not yet confirmed whether they would stick with the original gameplay or one similar to Resident Evil 4.
Resident Evil Code Veronica on the PS4
Meanwhile, GameRant reports that USK, an equivalent to Germany’s ESRB, has rated Resident Evil Code Veronica for the PlayStation 4. It could mean that the game will come to the console either as a port, remake, or remaster.
Before USK removed the listing of Resident Evil Code Veronica, NeoGAF user Yuan Garuda had taken a screenshot of the details. USK gave the game a 16 age rating, which is equivalent to a Mature rating in ESRB. Capcom has not announced any updates to RE series except for the upcoming free DLC for Resident Evil 7.
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