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.