Capcom Reveals First Screenshots and Details for Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 Remake Revealed, January 2019 Release Date Confirmed

Resident Evil 2 Remake Revealed, January 2019 Release Date Confirmed

During Sony's E3 2018 press conference yesterday, the video game industry giant uncovered a whole bunch of awesome-looking titles that are on the way, not the least of which is Resident Evil 2 Remake.

The trailer doesn't show live gameplay, but the release date is much earlier than expected with the game coming out on 25th January 2019.

"The press and fan reaction to Resident Evil 2 when we said "We Do It" in 2015 has been overwhelming", Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi says. Given the new controls and camera, it sounds as if this could feel a lot like Resident Evil 4.

"The original 1998 PlayStation game is fondly remembered by people all over the world". Just don't worry about the lack of Claire Redfield so far; Capcom has confirmed she is still there with her own playable campaign, searching for brother Chris. The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. "T$3 he characters themselves appear sharper than ever and the grotesque hordes of zombies are brought to life with a horrifyingly realistic wet gore effect", it said. They'll also be photo-realisitic visuals in 4K.

If you happen to be in attendance at E3 this year, you can play a short demo of Resident Evil 2 at Capcom's booth in the South Hall. Thanks to the power of the PlayStation, a world of horror awaited players who dared to fearless the streets of the decaying city and explore the depths of the Raccoon City Police Department and beyond in a desperate bid to escape. That's a pretty quick turnaround for a game that just got its first trailer. Most nostably, the Resident Evil 2 remake will sport an over-the-shoulder camera like Resident Evil 4, as opposed to the fixed camera angles seen in the original release.