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Resident Evil 2 Remake being built from the ground up, not just a remaster

Capcom has confirmed that the Resident Evil 2 Remake will be developed from the ground up, and isn’t a simple remaster.

We aren’t sure how Capcom planned to remaster a game from 1998, but you’ll be happy to know that the upcoming Resident Evil 2 release will be a full-blown remake.

Capcom’s latest investor’s report refers to the project as “remaster”, which the publisher has now dismissed as an error.

Capcom UK’s marketing director Stuart Turner took to Twitter to reassure fans that we shouldn’t expect a remaster, but a complete remake.

“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.”

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Production has only just begun on the Resident Evil 2 Remake, which was greenlit by Capcom earlier this year.

The project has no release date as of yet, and we know basically nothing about it so far.

We do know it is being produced by Yoshiaki Hirabyashi, the producer of Resident Evil 4, Killer7 and Dragon’s Dogma.

Yoshiaki also worked on the original Resident Evil, so he clearly has a passion for the legendary survival horror series.

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The enthusiasm for a Resident Evil 2 Remake likely spurred from the popularity of Resident Evil HD earlier this year.

Resident Evil HD remaster sold considerably well according to Capcom, and the publisher has plans in place to remaster similar titles in the future.

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