Capcom Asks Resident Evil Fans If They Want More Remakes In New Survey
After remaking Resident Evil 2 and 3, Capcom wants to know if you want a sequel to 7 already.
Capcom's reimagining of Resident Evil 3 has only been out a couple of days now, but the company already wants to know if fans want more remakes in its vein. A new survey aimed at the Asian market that ends May 31 includes two relevant questions:
While it's not necessarily clear which Resident Evil game Capcom would remake next, there are two likely candidates. 2000's Code: Veronica continues the story of sibling protagonists Claire and Chris Redfield, and is generally considered the true sequel to Resident Evil 2. Though 2005's Resident Evil 4 stars Leon, another character from RE2, it took the series in a completely different direction, away from the evil Umbrella Corporation.
Though both games have received HD re-releases over the years, the remakes of 2 and 3 draw heavy inspiration in their style and control schemes from RE4. By contrast, Code: Veronica is a half-step between the fixed camera angles and tank controls of the series' early entries towards its more modern formula, which makes it feel dated, even though it and RE4 were released in the same console generation. It's unclear whether or not a hypothetical Resident Evil 8 would follow more in the mold of the stripped-back first-person approach of Resident Evil 7 or hew toward the third-person action of the RE3 remake, which we weren't fully impressed with. In our review, critic Alessandro Fillari called it disappointing.
"As a remake, Resident Evil 3 not only falls short of honoring its source, but it also doesn't quite stick the landing as a standalone horror experience. Even without taking into account the original game, or its predecessor, RE3 struggles to keep up with its pace amid a clashing of elements from survival horror and standard action. While it has a strong start and gives its principal villain some great moments, this truncated retelling of the concluding game from the original Resident Evil trilogy doesn't do it proper justice."
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