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Capcom confirms Resident Evil 2 remake for Xbox One and PC

Today, a Resident Evil 2 remake was announced at the PlayStation E3 2018 event. Unfortunately, it was unclear if the game was a PlayStation 4 exclusive or coming to other platforms. Luckily, we reached out to Capcom Europe and the team provided us with confirmation that Resident Evil 2 was indeed coming to Xbox One on January 25, 2019 with Xbox One X enhancements in tow. The spokesperson simply said, "Yes, it will be released on Xbox One. Same date as announced — Jan 25, 2019." Later, the team confirmed a PC version.

According to Capcom, the genre-defining masterpiece is completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. The Resident Evil 2 remake uses the new "RE Engine", which offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror game with realistic visuals, immersive audio, an over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls.

Resident Evil 2 originally launched in 1998 and is considered a cult classic. The title features tense exploration and puzzle-solving gameplay that are staples in the series even to this day. For those unfamiliar with the story, players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City. The illness transforms the population into deadly zombies who just want to kill. Both Leon and Claire have their own playable campaigns, allowing gamers to see the story from a different point of view.

Resident Evil 2 is currently available for preorder on Xbox One for $59.99. If you loved the iconic game back then, be sure to give this updated version a go early next year.

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13 Comments
  • Every year people get confused by Sony's event. Every year I have to call a PR person at midnight. I don't know why the company can't be more transparent.
  • Probably they're playstation fans or just trolling 😶.
  • Looks like I’ll be making another trip to GameStop after work today to see if there’s an updated preorder list.
  • a classic I remember debating with friends about which one was better 2 or 3 back than
  • Hope we get a remastered collection for the resident series so new and old fans alike can play them again.
  • Looking forward for this. I just hope it's scary.
  • Looks impressive. I actually never played the originals so this is a perfect opportunity for me!
  • Resident Evil and RE Zero are on Xbox One if you have one. I'm looking forward to RE2 as it was my personal favourite on the N64 and having and it's the only one that didn't get a remaster.
  • RE3 has never been remastered either.
  • i keep trying to build up reasons to get a ps4 and they keep getting knocked down
  • If it's the PS4, it's a decent console and can be bought ridiculously cheap these days - my older bro bought a faulty one for £50 for my birthday, the old hdd was over heating lol and a £35 1Tb replacement later it's working perfectly fine. The PS4 Pro is not even worth the pro moniker. You're better off getting the xbox one x at that price.
  • First Resident Evil I ever played more than 30 mins was 4, and I absolutely loved it. I just couldn't stand the clunky controls of the older ones. If they improve the controls I might pick this up as I have a soft spot for Leon. RE6 was a mess but I was glad to see him stay alive.
  • I want a switch edition so bad!