Original Resident Evil 2 Composer Returning for the Remake

Original Resident Evil 2 Composer Returning for the Remake

Shusaku Uchiyama is back for the horror remake, coming next year.

Shusaku Uchiyama, best known for his music in Resident Evil, Mega Man, and Devil May Cry, is returning to Resident Evil 2 for the upcoming remake. The game is set to release in January 2019, and is bringing back the longtime composer.

In an interview with Rely on Horror, Resident Evil 2 Remake producers Yoshiaki Hirabayashi And Tsuyoshi Kanda said they were "pleasantly surprised" with the reaction to the reveal trailer for the game, which debuted at E3 2018 last week in LA.

The pair confirm that Shusaku Uchiyama isn't the only returning member of the dev team that worked on the original Resident Evil 2, as two unnamed artists that worked on the original game are returning for the remake. Hirabayashi and Kanda were also pleased that critics are drawing comparisons between the Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 4, as according to Kanda, the middle section of the series had "more of an action/set piece focus where you're always moving forward almost like a roller-coaster ride".

The original Resident Evil 2 split up the Claire and Leon campaigns somewhat, but Hirabayashi says they're going with two full length campaigns, one for each character, in the remake. "We went with two campaigns that still show all the events of each character's story rather than have it all split up," Hirabayashi says, in reference to the A/B parts of Claire and Leon's campaigns from the original game.

The pair also confirmed that there wouldn't be an ability to switch back to the old, fixed camera style, and you're instead going with the over the shoulder camera for the entirety of the Resident Evil 2 Remake. This is largely due to unique enemies like the Licker. With the over the shoulder camera, the Licker can now "move around a 3D environment and introduce 360 degree action", according to Kanda.

Aside from the Elza Walker costume for Claire, which comes as a bonus item with the Resident Evil 2 Remake Digital Deluxe edition, there won't be any other character costumes from Resident Evil 1.5 featured in the remake.

Resident Evil 2 Remake is all set to release worldwide for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 29, 2019. Head over to our Resident Evil 2 Remake guide for everything you need to know about the upcoming horror remake.

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