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Capcom approves 'Resident Evil 2' remake

By Shawn Knight
Aug 12, 2015
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  1. It’s been a pretty good year for fans of the Resident Evil franchise. The HD remake of the original Resident Evil (which is technically a remake of the 2002 GameCube “REmake”) was released in January and now, the second game in the series is getting similar treatment.

    On July 29, Capcom’s R&D team made a post on the Resident Evil Facebook page asking fans whether or not they’d like to see a Resident Evil 2 remake. The post has since generated more than 25,000 “likes” which, along with various petitions and Twitter campaigns, was apparently more than enough for Capcom to give the project the green light.

    Earlier today, producer Yoshiaki Hirabyashi from Capcom’s R&D Division 1, made it official in the YouTube video seen above. Unfortunately, Hirabyashi didn’t provide any details regarding the project although that’s forgivable considering it was just approved by higher-ups.

    As such, it’ll likely be a while before we hear any more on the matter but there’s plenty more to keep franchise fans entertained in the interim. Resident Evil 0, a remastered version of the Resident Evil prequel for Nintendo’s GameCube in 2002, was recently announced and is slated to arrive next spring.

    Remakes (especially movies) are becoming a bit overdone these days although I’m sure diehard fans won’t mind replaying classic Resident Evil titles with enhanced graphics and sound.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,183   +528

    From Capcom R&D Division 1
    To All Resident Evil Fans...

    We're out of new ideas.

    Have a nice day!
     
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,554   +2,361

    Capcom is simply applying the theory of the t-Virus to their development cycle.

    For anyone who needs a refresher on the t-Virus, here's the pertinent info from the wiki:

     
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  4. WangDangDoodle

    WangDangDoodle TS Addict Posts: 199   +71

    I'll be the first one to say that I'm sick of Capcom's endless re-releases of Street Fighter and stiff prices (I rarely see Capcom games on sale for anything below 50-75%), but there are games I would kill to see upgraded to modern graphics.

    I generally like the idea of HD remakes, but I'd rather see the entire game remade, all the way down to the engine. Imagine the early Resident Evil games with co-op, full 3D range of motion (like 4 and 5), not to mention all the little things like upgradable weapons, etc.
     
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  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,183   +528

    agreed
     

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