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‘Resident Evil 2’ HD Remake Confirmed!

After a long, LONG period of fans practically begging and pleading for it, Capcom has answered the prayers of Resident Evil 2 fans and has confirmed an HD remake has been approved and is moving into development! Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, aka “H”, has posted a video where he explains that the project has been green lit and work can now begin on the title, saying, “You’ve been telling us for years that you want Resident Evil 2 to be remade, and we haven’t been able to make it happen…until now!“. He also explains that it will be a while before major updates become available but this is still massive news for all fans of the series and this title in particular!

Originally released in early 1998, Resident Evil 2 introduced two major characters to fans: Leon Kennedy, who would go on to be the main character of the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4, and Claire Redfield, who is the sister of Resident Evil 1‘s Chris Redfield and is the protagonist of Resident Evil: Code Veronica.

The game is the franchise’s highest-selling title on a single console, selling nearly 5 million copies.

Capcom is currently hard at work on an HD remaster of Resident Evil 0.



  • huntermc

    File this under “it’s about goddamn time!”

  • Blade

    Amazing news. Have been waiting for a long time. Now lets just hope that it isn’t limited to a digital only release, ill buy it either way, but I am hoping for a physical copy 🙂
    Maybe they can box RE1 remaster (Or RE0) and the RE2 HD Remake together one disc for a reasonably price.

  • They should finish and release RE 1.5 as a bonus.

    • Fracassi

      And the Wesker Files!

  • Fracassi

    Sweet! I’m on board, but I also love the PS1 version and play it all the time.

  • Fracassi

    Capcom has a good strategy – do the exact opposite of Konami.

  • Here is Subzero Now Plain 0

    This is great news, but shouldn’t it have been approved for release a long time ago?

  • Taboo

    Mehh! I’m more excited for the RE 2 fan-made remake.

    • Grimphantom

      You see the trailer next year and your jaw will fall….lol

      • Taboo

        We’ll see about that

    • El Capo

      Actually they cancelled the fan made remake because of this…

      • Taboo

        Yeah I heard about that 🙁

  • Phendranah

    Super pumped for this! Resident Evil 2 was my first horror game so it holds a special place in my heart. Good job capcom!

    • Markus Tightpants

      Me too. My friend introduced me to this game before I ever heard of the first one. After playing it for a few hours I decided to run out and buy a playstation with both games. I for one would also like 3 to get a remake just to complete the PS1 series.

      • Phendranah

        Excellent choice sir!
        Also, hell YES 3 needs to be remade. That would be an incredible HD trilogy to have for current consoles. They could do a lot with Nemesis with today’s technology and just make him the ultimate, random encounter enemy.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Still my favorite RE. Awesome news.

  • ultrazilla2000

    What’s most exciting about this, is they have to rebuild it from the ground up…which is what originally kept them from green lighting it. Hopefully this means they will add some new elements/areas and really expand on the classic version. Don’t do us wrong, Capcom!

  • Scotty James Savile

    I’m hoping and praying they make a combined RE2/RE3 remake.

  • Halloween_Vic

    This is exciting!!! I just really want Resident Evil 7 up and kickingggg!!! But this is definitely a nice treat. Can’t wait!!!!

  • liltrav88888

    awesome now how about a dino crisic reboot or even a remake?

  • Chandler Of-Adelaide

    Their decision to finally do a HD remake wouldn’t have anything to do with the increasing popularity and awareness of the fan-made remake that’s in development would it?

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