Capcom's Resident Evil 2 Remake Coming "Soon"

Capcom's Resident Evil 2 Remake Coming "Soon"

But how soon is that?

In 2015, Capcom surprised announced a Resident Evil 2 remake via a T-shirt. Since then, there hasn't been much chatter about the remake other than a few tacit statements that it was incoming. Now, according to a new interview with Resident Evil producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Resident Evil 2 is still incoming, and possibly sooner than one might think.

Speaking to Collider about another CGI Resident Evil movie, Resident Evil: Vendetta, Kobayashi also snuck in some talk about the Resident Evil 2 remake. "The only thing I can tell you is about something that's already out in the public," said Kobayashi, "Resident Evil 2, a remade version of the game, will be out from Capcom soon."

"Soon" obviously isn't a concrete release date but, given that the word choice is deliberate, then hopefully we could be seeing something about Resident Evil 2... well, soon I guess.

It's been almost 20 years since Resident Evil 2 first came out on the Playstation in 1998. Capcom already released a remake of the first Resident Evil game on the GameCube in 2000, with an HD re-release in 2015. Resident Evil 2 was discussed for a remake as far back as 2012, before getting the greenlight in 2015. Along the way a prominent fan remake of Resident Evil 2 was cancelled, presumably related to Capcom's official remake moving forward.

The last Resident Evil game from Capcom was Resident Evil 7 earlier this year. Resident Evil 7 diverged from the formula by introducing a first-person perspective for the first time in franchise history.

So yeah, we'll be seeing more Resident Evil 2 "soon". Let's just hope it's soon enough.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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