Resident Evil 2 is Officially Getting a Remake

Capcom has confirmed that the Resident Evil 2 Remake is in development. Fans have been requesting a remake for years, and they’re finally getting one.

Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, the producer of Resident Evil HD Remake, returns as producer for Resident Evil 2 Remake. There aren’t a whole lot of details, and Capcom hasn’t released any assets, but the title is expected to be a full remake rather than a simple remastering. No platforms announced, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the game launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

“We’re pleased to confirm that Resident Evil 2 has been approved for development,” a Capcom representative told VideoGamer. “As the title is only just starting its development cycle we unfortunately don’t have any additional information or assets to share at this time. However, for now we want our fans to know that we appreciate all the feedback and support we’ve received on this title. We’re looking forward to delivering this highly anticipated Resident Evil experience that fans have been waiting for.”

Resident Evil 2 first launched 1998 on the original PlayStation, before it was later ported to PC and Nintendo 64. The game introduced Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they escaped the zombie-infested Raccoon City. To this date, many fans still consider Resident Evil 2 to be the best entry in the franchise. Hopefully Capcom will stick to the game’s horror roots, and not go all action like with Resident Evil 6.