There have been rumors circulating for awhile now that Capcom would be starting work on a remake of their classic survival horror game Resident Evil 2 and now we have official confirmation that it’s indeed in development at Capcom R&D Division 1.
In a video addressed to fans, the game’s producer, Yoshiaki Hirabyashi, revealed that work was officially underway on the project. While it will still be some time before the game will be in a state where it can be shown to the public, the team has made assurances that it will update fans on the titles’s status as it moves through development.
Resident Evil 2 was originally released in 1998 for the original PlayStation and is widely considered to be one of the best games in the long-running series. The original Resident Evil was notably given the remake treatment back in 2002 for the Nintendo Gamecube and that version of the game was redone yet again as Resident Evil HD Remaster earlier this year for modern consoles and PC, sparking speculation that Capcom would be tackling the sequel next. Resident Evil 2 will be receiving the same full remake treatment as its predecessor (modern day graphics and the like) but will surely look even more impressive than the Resident Evil Remake thanks to the power of modern gaming hardware.