Resident Evil 2 Remake rumor points to PSX 2017 reveal

Capcom’s highly anticipated Resident Evil 2 Remake may be shown off before the end of the year, according to a well-known tipster on Reddit.

Member ‘DasVergaben’ has a reputation for accurately leaking video game news, and believes that Resident Evil 2 Remake may be shown off before the curtains go up on 2017. Could this mean a possible PlayStation Experience 2017 reveal? 

Not only that, but the most intriguing tidbit of info seems to confirm that the survival horror title will be a third-person title, not first-person like the recent Resident Evil 7.

He didn’t, however, confirm if Resident Evil 2 Remake would be adopting the classic pre-rendered backgrounds of the original game, or plump for a more modern, over-the-shoulder viewpoint.

While the Redditor doesn’t say for certain that the game will be showcased this year, he did say that we’ll definitely get our first look at the remake in 2018 at the least.

DasVergaben previous leaked another Capcom project, Devil May Cry 5, which he claims will be fully unveiled at PSX next month. 

Resident Evil 2 Remake release date still TBA

Capcom officially announced the Resident Evil 2 Remake back in August 2015, although we’ve seen nothing on the game since. 

Speaking during an interview with VideoGamer the following year however, the studio revealed that it’s looking to capture the spirit of the original 1998 PlayStation game. 

While a release date has yet to be confirmed for the game, it’s worth noting that Resident Evil 2 celebrates its 20th anniversary in January 2018. 

The game was subsequently ported to a number of platforms in the years following its PSOne launch, including PC, Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Dreamcast. The original RE2 sold over four million copies worldwide on the PlayStation, making it the best-selling entry in the franchise until 2009’s Resident Evil 5. 

Capcom had initially scheduled to launch Resident Evil 2 in spring 1997, but scrapped the project at around the 60-80 percent mark. This prototype version was colloquially dubbed Resident Evil 1.5 by fans, and is in the process of a full restoration by the modding community. 

Stay tuned for more on the Resident Evil 2 Remake as we get it.