“This is not how I imagined my first day.” It’s about to get a whole lot worse for rookie cop Leon S Kennedy and a whole lot better for Resident Evil 2 fans who’ve been dying to go back to Raccoon City for some zombie killing. Sony’s E3 2018 press conference included a surprise reveal of two trailers for Resident Evil 2 Remake, along with gameplay footage and something even better: a confirmed release date. We’ll see the game on Jan. 25, 2019, on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The cinematic trailer starts off from the viewpoint of a rat (presumably one of the vermin that spreads the zombie-creating T-Virus throughout Raccoon City) as it watches a man being killed by one of the undead. The zombie is then shot by Leon, one of the game’s two heroes. In a nice nod to the original game’s roots, the rat crawls past an original PlayStation prior to the gore. The trailer then flashes to various familiar images including Claire Redfield (the game’s other hero), a horrifying Licker, Officer Marvin Branagh (offering advice on zombie killing), lost child Sherry Birkin and possibly the relentless Mr. X (who hunted the heroes in the original game). According to Capcom’s press release, the “game has been completely rebuilt 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… [Read full story]
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