Resident Evil 2 Remake Will Hopefully Recapture the Spirit of Original Game, Dev Says

Resident Evil 6's feedback is helping to shape the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake.


The Resident Evil 2 remake was announced last year, but we haven't heard many details on what to expect from the classic game's revival. However, in an interview with VideoGamer, producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said his goal is to "recapture the spirit" of the original game.

Hirabayashi said development is "progressing" and that his experience working on the first Resident Evil's remake was an "incredible learning experience."

"[The Resident Evil] GameCube remake was my first project at Capcom. I was able to learn from more experienced colleagues and see with my own eyes how they translated their efforts into such a masterpiece that built on an already well-received game," he explained. "It was an incredibly valuable experience for me."

He said that revisiting the original Resident Evil remake with 2015's HD remaster was valuable as well, as the team went over "every single thing in it," including the audio-visual assets, the programming, and the game's pacing.

"This fine toothcomb approach to the remaster really showed me what my predecessors focused on during the original project and that's been very valuable too," he said.

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Hirabayashi didn't reveal if Resident Evil 2's remake will stay true to the original's fixed camera angles or adopt the dynamic third-person view of the later games. The producer did, however, mention that Resident Evil 6 has helped with the creation of the remake.

"Every title brings with it learning experiences," Hirabayashi explained. "And of course, I saw a lot of the feedback on Resident Evil 6 and have taken on board everything I've heard from the fans about the game and I want to show you what it taught me through the next experience I'll be bringing to you."

You can read the rest of the interview over at VideoGamer.

Resident Evil 2's remake has no set release date or platforms. We'll keep you updated as more about the survival horror game's revival is announced.

In other Resident Evil news, Resident Evil 0 director Koji Oda reminisced about the survival horror game's history in a recent video.

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