Resident Evil 2 Remake update ahead of rumored E3 2017 debut


Resident Evil 2 Remake update—but will it show up at E3 2017?

Voice actress Alyson Court has confirmed that she will not be reprising her role as Claire Redfield in the upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Speaking in a video posted to fans on Twitter, Court, who voiced Redfield in the original 1998 survival horror title and its 2000 sequel, Resident Evil CODE: Veronica, confirmed she had been approached by Capcom to return to the role. However, the company in charge of the voice recording and motion capture ultimately decided not to go with union actors, so her services were no longer required.

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Court’s role has been widely praised by fans and consider her work the quintessential performance of the motorbike-loving Redfield sibling, and are understandably miffed she wasn’t able to join the project. In addition to voicing Claire in the core Resi games, she also took up the role for the CG flick Resident Evil Degeneration and the spin-off titles Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and Operation: Raccoon City. 

Resident Evil 2 Remake release date hinted

Resident Evil 2 Remake was announced by Capcom in August 2015 following the closure of fan-made project known as Resident Evil 2: Reborn. Hardly any details have been shared by the Japanese software giant since that time, and we’ve yet to see a single screenshot or piece of artwork. However, it’s been hinted that the game could turn up for the 20th anniversary of the PSOne original, as Capcom’s launching major title by March 31, 2018. 

One thing we do know is that the game will be a complete remake of the classic PlayStation title, and not just a basic remaster with spruced up visuals. In other words, Capcom is taking the game back to the drawing board much like it did with the Resident Evil Remake, so expect a full-blown overhaul when we revisit the zombie-infested streets of Raccon City. Pleasingly, the studio is also fully aware of what the fans are expecting from the Resident Evil 2 Remake, and aims to capture the spirit of the original.