Capcom has finally shown a trailer for the Resident Evil 2 remake they announced in 2015 and it looks great. Showcasing updated graphics, a different camera view and flexing the power of Capcom’s RE engine, Resident Evil 2 re-tells the story of Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield and their hellish experiences in a zombie infested Racoon City and the fight to stop Umbrella and survive.
“The press and fan reaction to Resident Evil 2 when we said ‘We Do It’ in 2015 has been overwhelming. We’ve been very eager to unveil the new game to the world this week,” said Capcom Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi. “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. The first look at E3 is just a taste of what’s to come.”
Resident evil 2 has been re-made in the RE engine used in Resident Evil 7. The trailers shows great looking visuals and action. Both Leon and Clair are playable and it looks like the camera view has changed from the static camera angles in the original to a 3rd person over the shoulder view similar to Resident Evil 4.
“Twenty years later, the new Resident Evil 2 sees the nightmare return, now with unprecedented levels of immersion as seen in last year’s acclaimed Resident Evil® 7 biohazard. 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. Zombies now react in real time as they take instant visible damage, making every bullet from the player count. Stunning lighting brings the familiar rooms and corridors of Raccoon City Police Department to new life. Players will feel they’re in the shoes of heroes Leon and Claire, terrified to step out of the light for fear of what flesh-eating nightmares might await them in the darkness.” - Capcom Press Release
Resident Evil 2 will be available on the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC January 25th 2018