The Resident Evil franchise is one of the most hallowed and long-standing franchises on the PlayStation platform, spanning over two decades of great, and pant-change-requiring, content. Today at Sony’s E3 press conference, Capcom unveiled the long-awaited Resident Evil 2 remake. Check out the official announcement trailer below.
Resident Evil 2 places us back in the shoes of some of the most iconic and beloved heroes in Capcom’s history: rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies.
With Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine powering a new photo-realistic 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.
“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 2not 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‘s remake will sneak up on you on the PlayStation 4 on January 25, 2019.