In a video interview posted earlier today, producers Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and Yasuhiro Anpo discuss their experience working on various games in the Resident Evil franchise, as well as the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2.
Hirabayashi previously worked on the GameCube remake of the original Resident Evilits HD remaster, which released last January. Anpo started as a programmer on the first two games before going on to direct Resident Evil 5 and Revelations 2. These guys clearly know this series. And since this is a fairly lengthy video, if you’re mostly interested in the remake, they don’t get into that until the last two minutes. The rest is absolutely still worth watching, especially if you’re interested in hearing about the now legendary Resident Evil 1.5.
There’s no “big” Resident Evil 2 news to be had here, aside from their mentioning a formal announcement of the remake’s director in the near-ish future. Still, it’s nice to see them get relatively excited about realizing a game that fans have been eager to get for nearly two decades.
“As someone who worked on the original [Resident Evil], I have great memories of it,” says Anpo. “The [GameCube Remake] is so amazing, I want to use those memories to try to catch up to and even supersede it with a new, modernized version of Resident Evil 2.”
“We know just upgrading the graphics isn’t enough,” adds Hirabayashi. “So we’re working very hard to make a game you’ll really love, so please look forward to it!”
Oh, don’t you worry. We’re definitely looking forward to it.