Capcom approves 'Resident Evil 2' remake

Shawn Knight

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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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stewi0001

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

We're out of new ideas.

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davislane1

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

We're out of new ideas.

Have a nice day!
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:

Whether dead or simply unconscious while experiencing the aforementioned "signs of death", the infected individual will eventually regain consciousness and seek to consume [your money]; with their [creativity] gone, they have been reduced to going only by the need to consume [currency].
 
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From Capcom R&D Division 1
To All Resident Evil Fans...

We're out of new ideas.

Have a nice day!
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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stewi0001

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

We're out of new ideas.

Have a nice day!
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.
agreed