Capcom announces Resident Evil 2 remake

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Earlier this year, fans of old-school horror gaming were treated to an acclaimed HD remake of the Gamecube version of the first Resident Evil. As one of the forefathers of the survival-horror genre, the title is an undisputed and massively influential classic. However, fans have always been hungry for a remake of its sequel, Resident Evil 2. Next to Final Fantasy VII, the game was probably at the top of most remake wish-lists, and today (12th August 2015), Capcom has announced that it is finally on it’s way.

The project is in development at Capcom’s R&D Division 1, under the supervision of Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, who served as the producer of the first game’s remake. The news was revealed via a recently dropped announcement video, in which Hirabayashi proudly declared: “You’ve been telling us for years that you want Resident Evil 2 to be remade, and we haven’t been able to make it happen…until now!”

Details of the remake are still fairly scarce, and no specific release, window or platforms have been announced so far. In fact, it looks as though it may take even more time before we know anything else about the project – “It will be some time before we can bring you an update,” Hirabayashi stated.

Nonetheless, the mere notion of the iconic game making a return is enough to get the legions of fans excited. After the underwhelming sixth instalment of the series, getting to revisit the glory days is an especially tantalizing prospect.

Watch the special announcement video below.

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