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Resident Evil 2 Remake is 'Rebuilt From the Ground Up,' Capcom Clarifies

Publisher responds to mistranslation from recent investor report.


Capcom has cleared up confusion regarding the scope of its Resident Evil 2 Remake, caused by a recent statement in a company investor report which was interpreted as saying the game is a "remastered" version of the PlayStation classic.

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Taking to Twitter, Capcom UK's senior marketing director, Stuart Turner, said "a few people picking up a mistranslation" of the investor report, and confirmed the game is a "full from the ground up remake, NOT a remaster."

In a video released on August 12, Capcom revealed it is remaking Resident Evil 2. The project is being headed up by Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, producer of the Resident Evil HD Remaster released in January 2015, and Capcom R&D Division 1.

In the video Hirabayashi said the project was given the go ahead by senior Capcom staff as a result of the "incredible passion and support" from fans of the game and the series.

"You've been telling us for years that you want Resident Evil 2 to be remade, and we haven't been able to make it happen... until now," he said. "We at R&D Division 1 will do our best to take on your feedback and deliver the gameplay experience you've been waiting for."

The development effort is in the very early stages of development, so Hirabayashi said "it will be some time before [Capcom] can bring you an update on this project."

"As the title is only just starting its development cycle we unfortunately don't have any additional information or assets to share at this time ... For now we want our fans to know that we appreciate all the feedback and support we've received on this title. We're looking forward to delivering this highly anticipated Resident Evil experience that fans have been waiting for."

Capcom's last Resident Evil HD Remaster was released in January 20 on consoles and PC. It broke sales records for the company, becoming the fastest selling digital title in its history across North America and Europe. To follow this up, Capcom announced the remaster of Gamecube exclusive Resident Evil Zero.

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