Capcom asks fans about a Resident Evil 2 remake
In response to the growing demand, along with an unofficial remake, Capcom is asking the gaming community what they want from a Resident Evil 2 remake.
Capcom asked fans on the game's official Facebook page:
Hello Resident Evil fans!
This is Capcom R&D Division 1!
First off, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to all Resident Evil fans, for your passion, enthusiasm and continued support for the Resident Evil brand.
Enthusiasm for a Resident Evil 2 Remake is something we've been hearing from you over the years, and has drawn some recent attention in the media.
However, as the team owns the RE brand, we're not certain how we feel about this approach, and would like to ask your honest and frank opinion about the “Resident Evil 2 Remake” and what the brand identity is supposed to be about?
What the fans say
Given that there has been a huge demand for a remake of Resident Evil 2, the gaming community wasted no time to show their support. Fans were quick to respond with the most common answer being either a desire to return to the series roots or posts that stated "Just Do It."
The most popular response among gamers came from Mathew Sabre Bryce who stated,
A full remake along the same lines as the resident evil one remake same style as Resident Evil 2 with newly done backgrounds added features but with the same gameplay and story though expanded on. Not a slapped together game in the style of RE4-6 but the old original Resident Evil soul.
Many in the gaming media have been quick to speculate that Capcom is planning to finally remake Resident Evil 2. Kyle Hilliard of Game Informer speculates that Capcom wants to do this right and so they are asking the fans for feedback. Zhiqing Wan of Twinfinite speculates that Capcom is trying to use the fans nostalgia to rejuvenate the series.
Many have pointed out to the success of Resident Evil HD, which was highly praised by critics and fans while being one of the best-selling games of the year. Also there has been strong support from fans following the announcement of an HD remake of Resident Evil 0.
Hopes for a remake
Desipte the growing hype, this is not an official confirmation that an actual remake is in the works.
Capcom's decision to engage the fans come just a few hours after it was reported that they have trademarked Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps. Not much is known but its speculated that it could be a spin-off to the series.
Resident Evil 2 was the second game in the horror series and has been hailed as the best title in the series along with being one of the greatest horror games of all time. The game was released in 1998 for the PlayStation then ported over to the PC, Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast and the GameCube.