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Resident Evil 2 Announced

CapCom announces Resident Evil 2 is coming to PC and consoles on January 25, 2019. This may seem out of sorts following the release of Resident Evil 7, but that's because this is a remake of the second game in the series, which was originally released in 1998. They illustrate the news with this announcement trailer, and fill in the blanks with the following details:

Horror has taken on many forms throughout human history. Strange shapes in the dark, classic campfire stories told by the dying light of the fire, books of tall tales in the dead of night, films that explore the darker side of what people are capable of, and the soft glow of a television as “Welcome to Raccoon City” flickers across a roadside sign. The way horror is delivered may have expanded and changed over time, but people will always love a good fright. In 1998, Resident Evil 2 set a new standard for horror – and now, twenty years after the release of the original, the Raccoon City outbreak will live again when Resident Evil 2 arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25th, 2019!

A complete remake of the original from 1998, Resident Evil 2 revisits the nightmare of Raccoon City with modern gameplay mechanics, new and unprecedented visuals, and a photorealistic style powered by the RE Engine that was behind the stunning graphics of Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Keeping in line with the survival horror that defines Resident Evil 2, grotesque hordes of the undead are brought to life with a visceral sense of wetness and gore, reacting to attacks in real time with visible damage from every bullet and shotgun shell. True to the series’ roots, you’ll need to make every one of those shots count if you want to survive, with a new over-the-shoulder camera bringing you even closer to the shambling undead standing between you and your escape.

This new world of Resident Evil 2 has been built from ground-up to provide a new perspective on the destroyed metropolis of Raccoon City, and tell the stories of two characters that have become cornerstones of the franchise: Leon S. Kennedy, a rookie cop having the worst first day on the job of his life, and Claire Redfield, a street-savvy college student searching for her brother, Chris.

Both Leon and Claire will have separate campaigns throughout the game after their initial meet-up, allowing you to see events from their individual perspectives while meeting unique characters, solving distinct puzzles, and exploring their separate paths through the decaying city. The Raccoon City Police Department, a museum-turned police precinct, is just one of the many locales you’ll visit. This iconic building holds a special place in the heart of many Resident Evil fans, and now both newcomers and veterans alike will be able to explore it in a brand new way.

From the initial announcement through today’s reveal, the fan anticipation and response has been incredible. From Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, Producer:

“The press and fan reaction to Resident Evil 2 when we said ‘We Do It’ in 2015 has been overwhelming. We want fans to see the reimagining of Resident Evil 2 not only captures the magic of the beloved original, but also expands it to deliver a richer experience with extended areas and story elements. The first look at E3 is just a taste of what’s to come.”

Resident Evil 2 will have a playable demo on the show floor of E3 this year at the Capcom booth (South Hall, Booth #2223), so if you’re attending the show, be sure to swing by and get your hands on the exciting demo! Join Leon during his first day on the job as he searches the RPD for clues about the outbreak, and get a brand-new perspective on the police station as Leon begins a desperate attempt to escape Raccoon City.

Pre-order Resident Evil 2 and receive 2 bonus weapons - S.T.A.R.S. members Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine’s signature Samurai Edge handguns.

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9. Re: Resident Evil 2 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 20:37 Strider83
 
I was a teenager and saved up to buy a Playstation just to play the original RE2 game. I remember how amazed I was by the cgi cinematics, and sense of it being a real town. Those zombie arms reaching through the boards and other shock moments! Man the nightmares this game gave me back then! Hope this remake is good and I will definitely check it out over any new RE game.  
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8. Re: Resident Evil 2 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 20:29 Sepharo
 
This is one of those games that I never played myself but I must have watched 5+ full playthroughs at my friend's house.

Anyone know if they're keeping the various modes and unlocks?
 
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7. Re: Resident Evil 2 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 17:10 Wallshadows
 
Xero wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 16:29:
Resident Evil 2 was the first PC game I purchased before I even owned a PC.

Can't tell how many times I stared at the box and re-read the details of the game that I could not play, lol.

I remember when I was younger my friend invited me to go to Halifax with his family and since they owned a video rental store they were going to make their rounds to buy movies through distributors, pawn shops, Costco and pretty much anywhere else they could think of.

I was looking to buy RE2 since it was relatively new and saved all my money before trip. Sure enough after we had lunch at a steakhouse in Dartmouth the first pawn store we hit was across the street and had the dual jeweled case in sweet glory under the glass for $40. Discs in mint condition.

Boy what a time that was. Spent the next three days much like you staring at the case.
 
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6. Re: Resident Evil 2 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 16:29 Xero
 
Resident Evil 2 was the first PC game I purchased before I even owned a PC.

Can't tell how many times I stared at the box and re-read the details of the game that I could not play, lol.
 
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5. Re: Resident Evil 2 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 13:11 Kalthorn
 
Glad I watched the trailer and skimmed the blurb, I thought it was just a remaster and was mildly interested. But with the new camera and engine, this sounds great! I never finished Nemesis but getting chased by him in 1st person also sounds scary fun.  
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4. Re: Resident Evil 2 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 10:57 Prez
 
Finally! RE2 remains my favorite in the series. Been waiting for this on PC forever. Get Nemesis on PC too Capcom!  
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3. Re: Resident Evil 2 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 10:55 Wallshadows
 
xXStellarDadXx wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 10:24:
Had good fun with Resident Evil 7 but ill skip thy remakes...

Any particular reason why? Zero was relatively uneventful but REmake was a pretty fantastic experience especially if you're not a huge fan of the post RE4 era.
 
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2. Re: Resident Evil 2 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 10:38 Bill Borre
 
I played the original in '98. I've never spent so much time on inventory management as I did in this game.  
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1. Re: Resident Evil 2 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 10:24 xXStellarDadXx
 
Had good fun with Resident Evil 7 but ill skip thy remakes...  
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