Following the debut of Resident Evil 2‘s E3 trailer, PlayStation has offered a hands-on preview of the gameplay fans will be immersed in throughout the upcoming remake.
According to Capcom, the new take on 1998’s Resident Evil 2 will replicate many aspects of the original game, but there have been a few modern updates to gameplay and slight changes to iconic moments in the story to keep seasoned players on their toes.
The PlayStation 4 demo, which you can check out below, offers 10 minutes of Leon S. Kennedy’s first visit to the Raccoon City Police Department. The other playable character, Claire Redfield, will have her own campaign in the final release of the game, but the demo only covers Leon’s shocking and zombie-filled beginnings.
Apart from the updated visuals, one of the first noticeable differences here from the original PlayStation release is the camera, which has been moved from a fixed third-person angle to a fluid third-person over-the-shoulder position, similar to the camera from Resident Evil 4. The use of the more modern Resident Evil camera was previously leaked and met with a fair amount of criticism, but for those with more love for Resident 4 through 6, this will likely be an improvement over the original.
However, experienced Resident Evil 2 fans should be pleased to know this game is bringing survival back to the survival horror genre. Instead of having access to large amounts of ammo and weapons, the Resident Evil 2 remake will take a page from the original and force players to spare their ammo for the more intense battles, such as lickers. Some of the game’s more iconic moments, such as the licker running past a window, have also been altered to make the fear more unexpected for new and returning players.
Resident Evil 2 will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25th, 2019.
Source: PlayStation on YouTube