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Resident Evil 2 remake revealed, coming January 2019

Capcom shows gameplay of its remake of the PlayStation survival horror classic

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Capcom revealed the first look at its remake of Resident Evil 2 today during Sony’s PlayStation E3 2018 press conference, revealing a massive overhaul of the classic survival horror game. You can watch the first trailer for Resident Evil 2 above.

Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Jan. 25, 2019. The game will cost $59.99.

The remake of Resident Evil 2 will trade the fixed cameras of the original game for a third-person over-the-shoulder view, similar to more recent Resident Evil games — with the exception of Resident Evil 7, which introduced a first-person view. Players will still be able to play as both Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy as they explore a zombie-infested Raccoon City.

The Resident Evil 2 remake was announced in 2015 by producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi. Little was known about the project at the time, but it was believed to be a major undertaking, a la the Resident Evil remake for the GameCube (which has since come to a wide variety of platforms), as opposed to a remaster on par with 2016’s Resident Evil 0 Remaster.

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