Look, I’m a massive Resident Evil fan who was highly critical of Resident Evil 6 because of its push away from survival horror. Capcom, who saw that fans were become tired of the series, decided to commit to a soft reboot in the form of Resident Evil 7 to immense success. Two years ago, it was announced that Resident Evil 2 would finally be remade. Fans have been patiently waiting for anything to surface and at Sony’s E3 showcase, Resident Evil 2 was put on display and holy shit did it impress.
The original Resident Evil received a reboot in the early 2000’s on the Nintendo GameCube and was an updated experience with incredible graphics and updated enemy types. It was a massive upgrade to the original and still holds up well today. Logically, you’d think Capcom would move forward with a remaster for Resident Evil 2, but instead created an all new entry in the form of Resident Evil 0. It served as a prequel of sorts, following the STARS team medic Rebecca Chambers as it told her story because if you remember, she was separated from the team. Overall it was a solid effort, but it didn’t satiate the desire for Resident Evil 2. Capcom would move forward with the franchise and fans would be left with their hopes in their hands.
With that being said, the Resident Evil 2 Remake looks amazing. The trailer, which I’ll put below, shows a completely remade Raccoon City and RPD, which if I’m honest, is probably one of the most visually stunning games I’ve ever seen. The engine is the same that was used in Resident Evil 7, but it looks much more defined and cleaner, if a game about zombies could look that way. This trailer has an emphasis on Leon in all of his rookie glory, with a few shots of Claire Redfield and Sherry Birkin thrown in for good measure. It even displays the iconic licker hallway, which when I was younger gave me nightmares. Oh joy.
Even when surrounded by Sony’s big four, which had impressive demos in their own right, Resident Evil 2 was easily the biggest highlight. This was a remake I’ve been anticipating forever and finally it’ll be here in January 2019. Which on a side note, the first quarter of 2019 may be the most packed in terms of game releases ever. If you’re wallet is hurting, mine is right there with you. Now, I expect as E3 goes along more information regarding the remake will be made available. Here’s hoping that the game can be played in VR and that there are some changes in the enemy types. Just you know, cool it on the Crimson Head zombies, because fuck those things.
My game of the show. Shut it down. Nothing more to see.