Resident Evil 2 remake project shown off with promising videos

Resident Evil 2 remade to play like Resident Evil 4. What's not to like?

One devout Resident Evil fan has produced a proof-of-concept video showing Capcom's iconic survival horror title Resident Evil 2 remastered with a modern engine.

Built in the Unreal Engine and spotted by Game Informer, Rob Lima has plucked areas out of the Resident Evil 2 section of Wii shooter Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles for the project, and mixed in original effects and cutscenes from the PlayStation original. The budding developer has also given his project a feel very reminiscent of Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 2, one of the high points of the long-running series, has been re-released in various incarnations but never actually remade by Capcom. The publisher remade the original Resident Evil for the Gamecube, however.

Lima has also previously experimented with recreating the iconic opening of Resident Evil 2 in a over-the-shoulder style similar to Resident Evil 4, but the impressive and intriguing videos are more of an attempt to learn coding rather than recreate the whole game.

"I'm not planning on do a Resident Evil 2 remake, (there's already other groups taking it serious) I made this, only to see some codes actually working, not only in theory. And as the result was good, I decided to do a video. Just that."

Lima adds that it's "fun to walk around on Raccoon City on RE4 style."

I wonder what Capcom thinks of these videos? Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi told GameSpot in September 2012 that it would consider remaking Resident Evil 2 if there was enough fan support behind the project.

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220 comments
mrmikehunt87
mrmikehunt87

Meh, i would prefer it in the same style as REmake. doing it like RE4 onwards ruins the feel and atmosphere of the original series imo

Lets hope the REmake re-release (that was a mouthful) sells well, proper 1080p pre-rendered backgrounds with tank controls = me sold (but put an analog option in for people that hate tank controls, that way everyone is happy)

redskinStu
redskinStu

Enuff fan support, c'mon. If they remade RE2, it would be HUGE baybee, HUGE.

amissah_johnson
amissah_johnson

where the hell are Billy Cohen, Hunk and Carlos Oliveira anyway ?? this franchise could have gone so far... but RE5 happened..

RJLateralus
RJLateralus

So... a single person did all of this? I think this is why Capcom is in financial trouble.


Is not hard to see nor to find what their customers want... but they insist on give us bullshit. Fans have longed to have a RE2 remake and they instead gave us RE6 (the only RE I did not buy).

zanderific
zanderific

I would buy a remastered version in a heartbeat

UnaSolida
UnaSolida

I know a lot of the purists are gonna hate the RE4 camera but RE4 is to me the only resident evil game I loved and its arguably the greatest PS2 game of all time along with any of the GTA's. So this looks pretty rad to me.

Xmus942
Xmus942

After Resident Evil 5 this series nosedived straight into a pit of awfulness. 

losstoney
losstoney

why not RE1 :D Would love to see that on a new engine 


IJONOI
IJONOI

Why did the guy in the gun shop have the door unlocked to begin with? First time I've ever noticed that... 

Goukakyuu91
Goukakyuu91

The old music is just masterful. Creepy stuff. I'm not sure I like the RE4 camera, though. The old camera angles were what made the games so scary in the first place.

djpetitte
djpetitte

love the music. brings back good memories.

Lu_Shen
Lu_Shen

Game looks like complete garbage. What a waste of time.

cashandchecks
cashandchecks

You see this is what Capcom should be doing, but nooooo......... lets give them long non Resident evil gameplay in RE6, if you make they will like it, said some guy at Capcom. I want this game.

gegess3
gegess3

You dont need to buy the games,you can play it all pretty well with emulator on your pc.

smeg1994
smeg1994

i loved code VX but got really into res2 when i played it on my psp! id love it if they made one like this but kept the story dead on with loads of little eastereggs everywhere on walls that you could never see on the PSX version :P but you cant change the equipment screen that has to stay like the original :P also keep the modes where you can be tank... never got them but tryed my tits of haha this would get me playing all the residnt evil games again :P

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

Dang! I'd play that! It looks awesome!

Rusmurf
Rusmurf

Instant buy, the older less action oriented episodes are way better, 4 was awesome also. I've beaten every RE game except 6, I can't do it, just get to bored with it.

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

wow, i really want to play Resident Evil where i can actually fight zombie, not mutated monster. Please go back to the original idea Capcom. This video is awesome.

taker254isback
taker254isback

RE1, RE2,RE3 and RE Code Veronica were the best and they DEFINATLEY need to remake these games... Graphically ONLY! Keep the same music, same scenes  same everything just make it look more realistic.

daveg1
daveg1

looks like a cheap hash in to me..

DrDastan101
DrDastan101

I would definitely buy the remakes of RE 1,2 & zero in HD.

Most of RE fans would.

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

I'd forgive Capcom a LOT if this were to happen. Hell, I bought a Gamecube just for the RE remake (good choice seeing as that system had a very good library by the end).

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

If there was a game that was just a streamlined upgrade of RE 1+2, I'd pay $150 for it. By "streamlined upgrade" I mean cutting out any possible filler from each game to just tighten it up, so that they would have the overhead to include both 1 and 2 in a single release.

mikemaj82
mikemaj82

I would buy a remake of RE2 no doubt. I still have the original PS1 discs and play them every now and then.

focuspuller
focuspuller

If Capcom had any sense, and they don't. It would work on and release a high-end reboot of RE ala Tomb Raider.

Armin_Devil_PS3
Armin_Devil_PS3

Its amazing and this is the exact type of RE i was waiting for. Especially when it will be remake of legendary RE2 which i believe is the best RE ever made.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Sorry but this NEEDS to happen. That over the shoulder cam looks amazing with this game.

meedokicky
meedokicky

This is so good :o shame Lima doesn't intend to finish this, i can understand though.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

If only all the different groups of people who are making these mods could collaborate on one thing. Then it'd be a quality thing.

zeroyaoi
zeroyaoi

First time seeing this. Looks amazing.

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

@redskinStu especially since they could graphically create the entire city and have 400 zombies on the screen. but they won/t spend too much money remaking an old project. capcom isn't the developer it used to be.

irishrizo
irishrizo

@Goukakyuu91 seriously haha the horror of not being able to clearly see your surroundings lol 

DanZillaUK
DanZillaUK

@smeg1994 Like a message on one wall "Leon. Read this carefully because I will write this only once... BEHIND YOU!"

RJLateralus
RJLateralus

@Rusmurf Same with me, I liked 4, 5 was Meh... but I would still have RE 1 to 3 and Code Veronica as the kind of RE I really grow with

falloutwanderer
falloutwanderer

@daveg1 LMFAO AHHHHHHH. make it stop! " Me no understood where did it's not happen,no sure for realz" :p

Crucifier_Z
Crucifier_Z

@DrDastan101 Resident evil 1 has already been remade once though, it's actually still pretty playable.

falloutwanderer
falloutwanderer

@TheCyborgNinja No cutting of anything man, just give us both releases! lol. Why the need to do something like that? makes no sense.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

@focuspuller  "We've heard gamers and are releasing an upgraded RE2. You'll be able to download it for free and play up until you reach the police station. From there, you can purchase each chapter as you go!"


*nobody likes it*


"Well, we gave you what you asked for..."

getupandboogie
getupandboogie

@Bloodklot73 @getupandboogie second video: 140 in "huh radio, what is going on with that radio" then SOAD Bounce starts playing, which incidentally also came out after RE2.... the guy who made it put his own stuff in as well you know?