Capcom Confirmed Resident Evil 2, And It’s Coming Sooner Than You’d Think

Sony today showed off the first footage of the Resident Evil 2 remake as well as confirmed the release date with a brand new trailer today. Capcom have been working on the game for almost three years now, so it’s nice to finally have some visuals and an idea of what the game looks like.

The genre-defining masterpiece Resident Evil 2 returns, completely re-built from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game.

In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives. The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. Will they make it out alive?

You can view the trailer below.

There is a second trailer, with more gameplay below too if that’s your thing.

Resident Evil 2 will release in January 29th 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.