We are finally getting a remake of one of the best horror games ever made, Resident Evil 2. After being announced a few years ago, this highly anticipated remake was officially revealed to the world at E3 2018. You can see the full trailer below:
Here’s everything we know about Resident Evil 2 :
Resident Evil 2 is a Remake, not a Remaster
This is the most important thing to know about the game. It isn’t a remaster. It isn’t just updated graphics and textures (like 2015 remaster of the original Resident Evil). This is a full-on remake with a ton of changes.
So, What Changed?
For starters, Resident Evil 2 is replacing the fixed camera view from the original. Now, players will be controlling Leon, or Claire, in an over the shoulder third-person view. Everything in Resident Evil 2 is darker and more claustrophobic, giving the player a feeling of being closed in at all times.
As for our protagonists, the remake is ditching the A and B scenarios from the original for a more straightforward campaign. Yes, there will be two separate campaigns for both Claire and Leon.
Let’s start with our weapons. You’ll be able to find your usual guns (with limited ammo) throughout the city. Using a new gunpowder crafting mechanic, you can also create some ammo on the fly.
You still have your trusty knife. Well, with the remake, your knife can actually break from overuse. If you are grabbed by one of the many hungry undead creatures lurking in Raccoon City, you can actually stab that zombie to get away without taking damage. The downside of this is that your knife will stay in the zombie until you retrieve it.
Don’t expect the typical action-style Resident Evil shooter we’ve all grown to despise over the past few games (other than Resident Evil 7 of course). It takes time to get a perfect shot off in Resident Evil 2. So it is very unlikely that you will be firing headshots from the hip in your encounters with the undead. Look at it this way. At least you’ll be able to shoot limbs off of zombies as you go and actually see the damage you’ve done to them.
Puzzles are returning with a twist. In-game items will be moved every time you play through. This means it won’t be as easy to complete these elaborate puzzles after starting a new game. Another addition to the gameplay is the ability to board up windows. However, this will use the limited resources you find throughout the game so I wouldn’t use this feature too much. Just like the system that debuted with Resident Evil 4, the difficulty of the game adapts to player performance.
Finally, the famous, or infamous depending on who you ask, typewriter saving mechanic is returning in Resident Evil 2. There will be a limited number of ink ribbons out there so be careful on how you use them.
As I mentioned above, there will be two separate campaigns for Leon and Claire. Other than that, nothing else is really known about how much (or little) the remake will stick to the script from the original Resident Evil 2.
We do know that the Lickers and Ada Wong are returning, evidenced by their appearances in the trailer. We may or may not have seen a new version of the Tyrant in the trailer as well.
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