It seems Capcom may be heading in the same direction of Square Enix and its remake of Final Fantasy VII, with plans to completely remake Resident Evil 2 from the ground up.
Following a brief survey asking players if they’d be interested in a remake of the cult horror title, Capcom has gone ahead and announced the project, but this isn’t just one of its standard HD remakes, oh no. Resident Evil 2 is being completely remade.
Capcom has clarified recently that the Resident Evil remake is indeed a full remake, just to avoid any confusion between this, and its other HD “remakes”, with Capcom UK’s senior marketing director Stuart Turner saying:
Seems to be a few people picking up a mistranslation in our own investor report. RE2 will be a full from the ground up remake NOT a remaster
— Stuart Turner (@OnlyOneT) December 3, 2015
Because of this news however, fans hoping for a Resident Evil 7 may still be waiting for some time as it seems Capcom’s efforts may be completely focused on this project for now.