Recently, the Japanese Resident Evil Twitter account made waves with the series’ fans after changing its header image. Alongside pictures of Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Revelations, and Resident Evil Revelations 2, a blank spot was conveniently added that had many believing a new game was waiting in the wings to be announced. Now, the U.S. Resident Evil accounts have made a similarly conspiracy-heavy choice.
Both the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the English-language versions of the series have changed their primary logos to be a familiar font and image. Simply showing “Resident Evil” on top of a mansion, seen below, the logo seems to be a direct callback to the pre-Resident Evil 4 era of the franchise.
Notably, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X all shared the same red font for their original releases. In turn, fans are, once again, believing the image change is a tease that the long-awaited Resident Evil 2 remake is coming soon. After a fan-made remake of the PlayStation game was released online, Capcom quickly shut down the developers and announced its own remake in 2015.
The logo change could be a nostalgic choice on Capcom’s part to promote the reboot-style nature of Resident Evil 7, but it doesn’t rule out fan hopes entirely. While the Japanese tease was purely speculative, there’s at least more concrete evidence with the odd throwback to OG Resident Evil that Capcom is gearing up to finally give a release date for the remake. Of course, fans will still have to wait for official word from Capcom on a possible new game, but this year does mark Resident Evil 2‘s 20th anniversary, making it the best time to finally release the game. While it’s been a few years since a formal update has been given on the progress of the game, we do know it will be a full, ground-up remake.
Source: Game Rant