While fans have known Capcom has been working on a remake of Resident Evil 2 for quite some time, not many details are known outside of a handful of rumors. However, according to a new source, fans may finally get an update on the game during this year’s E3.
Rely on Horror recently shared several claims from an insider source about the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake, including the strong possibility that Capcom will showcase the game during E3. While their insight is intriguing, the reporting is based on a single anonymous source, with the only background provided being that they are “close to the project.” As such, everything should be taken with a grain of salt.
With that said, the source said the upcoming remake will supposedly run on Resident Evil 7‘s RE Engine, with “an impressive revamped lighting and shadow system.” The developers have planned for the game to run “30fps at 1080p on a standard PlayStation 4 and 60fps at native 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro.” The powerful engine will also allow for “a nearly photorealistic Raccoon City.”
It was also stated that, unlike Resident Evil 7‘s first-person view, the remake will use the over-the-shoulder camera, made popular in the series with Resident Evil 4. However, its execution will be more “stylized” than in past entries. The rumor of the remake ditching the original Resident Evil 2‘s fixed third-person camera for Resident Evil 4‘s also previously popped up on 4chan and was met with unfavorable reactions by many fans.
As for other changes to the original game’s format, the remake “will overall be much longer than the original, with lots of new content and areas.” Players will allegedly still experience the story in two separate campaigns, one for each character, but Capcom wanted to expand the experience into new areas.
An interesting final point was that the team has supposedly been focused on making sure Resident Evil 2‘s leads—Leon and Claire—won’t look like completely different characters compared to their appearances in the original game. Apparently, this attention to detail was in response to the confusion over Resident Evil 7‘s depiction of Chris Redfield. The latest game’s iteration of the character looked nothing like he did in previous entries to the degree that many fans believed he was an impostor pretending to be the real Chris.
As we noted above, this report shouldn’t be take as fact for now. E3 is only a few weeks away, so that would be the best chance for fans to learn about the remake’s gameplay features from Capcom. It’s still unclear when the game will even launch, but there’s a possibility it could arrive before March 31st, 2019, the end of the company’s current fiscal year.
Source: Rely on Horror