Resident Evil 2 remake officially announced by Capcom

Capcom has officially announced that it is remaking Resident Evil 2, aka Biohazard 2 in its native Japan.

Produced by Yoshiaki Hirabayash, who worked on this year’s Resident Evil HD Remaster, the project has been approved for development, and will presumably hit PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.

While a release date has yet to be announced, the original Resident Evil 2 turns 20 years old in 2018; could we possibly see the remake launched to coincide with this milestone? We’ll have to wait and see.

Resident Evil 2 was originally launched for PlayStation and was a critical and commercial success, and was eventually ported to numerous formats including PC, Dreamcast, N46 and GameCube. The game stars Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as the duo attempt to escape a zombie-infested Raccoon City in late September of 1998.

The game introduced a number of gameplay features, including new and upgradable weapons and the ability to play through two scenarios per character, each one offering a slightly different take on the overall storyline.

The game was directed by Hideki Kamiya, although he recently commented that he would not be interested in developing a remake.

Capcom previously teased a potential remake on Facebook, where it was busy garnering fan feedback on the idea. All that’s left to see how is whether the company decides to use the classic pre-rendered backgrounds or opt for a more modern approach similar to Resident Evil 4 and 5.

Stay tuned to PSU for more details. For now, read our feature on five ways to make a successful Resident Evil 2 remake.