Resident Evil 2 remake launches on Xbox One and PC, trailer details the horror

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.

Today, Capcom launched Resident Evil 2 on Xbox One and other platforms. The remake costs $59.99, but there's also a Deluxe Edition available for $69.99. This version comes with various skins. The company also released a bombastic launch trailer which captures the horrors Leon and Claire experience.

In our review, Jez Corden said, "Resident Evil 2 retains some of that... writing cheese, but the attempts Capcom made to inject more emotion into proceedings while fleshing out other aspects of the story undoubtedly pushed the game beyond the original. It all leaves me hungry to see what other classics like Resident Evil 3: Nemesis... Resident Evil 4 might look like reimagined by this team."

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 then 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, but it seems like the game employs a dynamic resolution to maintain a solid 60 FPS.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.