This year saw The Last Guardian brought back to life, Final Fantasy VII Remake spark into being after ten years of desperate hope and Shenmue 3 miraclously enter development after thirteen years of absence from the public eye. Well, now we can add one more to the “what even is life?” pile as Capcom have today officially confirmed that Resident Evil 2 Remake has now entered development.
“We’re pleased to confirm that Resident Evil 2 has been approved for development,” Capcom stated in a statement sent out to the press. “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.”
Notably, Capcom have also previously re-released the Resident Evil Remake earlier this year and have set a 2016 release date for re-release of Resident Evil Zero, too.
Given that the game has just entered in development, details are predictably thin on the ground. Gameplay-wise however, fans should expect something much more in line with those aforementioned re-releases rather than a third-person shooter akin to the likes of Resident Evil 4 and beyond.
While no platforms have been announced for the remake, the usual trio of PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems likely given how most big budget releases tend to straddle the ‘top three’ these days.
The announcement of Resident Evil 2 Remake comes on the heels of the Japanese publisher recently sending out a survey to gauge fan interest on a potential remake or remaster of Resident Evil 2.
We’ll have more as soon as we have it, but in the meantime, just take the time to bask in all this glory and check out the announcement video below.