Resident Evil 2 will get challenging 'The Ghost Survivors' mode after launch (update)

Updated January 28, 2019: The Ghost Survivors mode is coming to Resident Evil 2 on February 15.

Resident Evil 2 has always been a difficult game. Aside from limited ammunition and other resources, there is the constant threat of enemies coming out of nowhere. Well, if you want an even more challenging experience, another mode is coming to the game after launch.

According to a Capcom livestream, Resident Evil 2 will get a new mode called "The Ghost Survivors." It's essentially a challenge mode where you earn points and have to spend them on various items. It seems quite similar to Call of Duty "Zombies" to be honest. We should know more about it in the coming months.

At the PlayStation E3 2018 reveal, it was unclear if the game was a PlayStation 4 exclusive or coming to other platforms. Luckily, we reached out to Capcom and the team provided us with confirmation that Resident Evil 2 was indeed coming to Xbox One, with Xbox One X enhancements in tow. The Xbox Store lists Resident Evil 2 as a "4K Ultra HD" title. In an interview with GamingBolt, Capcom Brand Manager Mike Lunn said players also get a 60 FPS option. However, it looks like the Xbox One X may achieve 4K 60 FPS all the time from early analyses of the "One-Shot Demo."

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.

Asher Madan

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