The long-awaited Resident Evil 2 remake made its first appearance at E3 during Sony’s press conference.
The game is being completely rebuilt in Capcom’s RE Engine, which also powered Resident Evil 7 and the upcoming Devil May Cry 5. The game will feature photorealistic graphics, improved lighting, and remade sound effects for better immersion, along with new heart-pounding music. Meanwhile, the perspective has changed to an over-the-shoulder camera for improved shooting.
Players will be able to play as both Leon S. Kennedy and Clair Redfield in an improved campaign, built for a deeper narrative experience. Each character comes with a unique story, allowing players to see different takes on the events taking place in Raccoon City.
Zombies are being improved to react in a realistic fashion when being shot and will have “instant visible damage” and a “horrifyingly realistic wet gore effect.”
The original game launched on the PlayStation in 1998 to critical acclaim, introducing two of the most famous horror game heroes.
This remaster will release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 25, 2019.