Resident Evil 2 Remake Confirmed for Xbox One and PC

Doris Richards
June 12, 2018

After unveiling Devil May Cry 5 at Microsoft's pre-E3 media briefing, Capcom has used Sony's event to premiere the first footage of the long-awaited remake of Resident Evil 2.

Although the Sony branded trailers imply the game is an exclusive, it's actually not and is also being released on Xbox One and PC.

A Resident Evil 2 HD remaster and/or remake has been in the works off-and-on for a while now, having first been announced in August 2015 before going dark for a couple of years. For the most part, combat in the game looks very similar to Resident Evil 4, which may prove to be a controversial decision on Capcom's part. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. The game was originally released on PlayStation 1 but has been remade with more cut scenes, more content, and extra story elements. The remake of the title will be different, switching to a new modern third-person perspective.

As you might have noticed from the reveal trailer, Resident Evil 2 is made in the same engine as the 2017 release of Resident Evil VII. With Capcom's proprietary RE Engine powering a new photorealistic style, the characters themselves appear sharper than ever and the grotesque hordes of zombies are brought to life with a horrifyingly realistic wet gore effect. There, they can experience a completely new take on one of the most iconic moments in the Resident Evil franchise - joining Leon on his first day on the job at RPD as he explores the station for clues on how to make it out of this nightmare alive.

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