Capcom fans could have a new reason to be thankful for the upcoming release of Resident Evil 2, as its success could lead to more remakes down the line.
The developer recently teased during its first-quarter financial results conference call that it will be looking into producing more remakes and rereleases of past Capcom titles.
In response to an investor question about the possibility of more games similar to Resident Evil 2 being planned, Capcom said it will “explore these further with a variety of properties as part of our strategy to utilize our library of IP.” While it’s unclear which games the developer might tackle next, there’s always a chance that Resident Evil 3: Nemesis could be getting the remake treatment. Of course, there are older titles in many Capcom series that deserve another chance in the spotlight, such as earlier Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, and Monster Hunter games, to name a few.
There have already been a few remakes and rereleases of previous Resident Evil titles, including 2002’s from-the-ground-up remake of Resident Evil for GameCube and HD remasters of Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X.
In addition, Capcom also confirmed its confidence in the Resident Evil 2 remake by revealing it believes the survival horror game will be a “million-seller” title. From what players have seen from the game so far, it does look promising. Running on Resident Evil 7‘s RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 will utilize a fluid third-person over-the-shoulder camera and offer a deeper narrative experience than fans might remember from the original 1998 title.
Resident Evil 2 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25th, 2019.
Source: Capcom Investor Relations (PDF)