Yoshiaki Hirabayashi the man behind Resident Evil took to YouTube and confirmed that an HD remake was in development for the game. The project is being handled by Capcom’s R&D Division 1.

Yoshiaki Hirabayashi stated “You’ve been telling us for years that you want Resident Evil 2 to be remade, and we haven’t been able to make it happen…until now!” In his special message he said “We at R&D Division 1 will do our best to take on your feedback and deliver the gameplay experience you’ve been waiting for.”

In an official statement Capcom confirmed to VideoGamer: “We’re pleased to confirm that Resident Evil 2 has been approved for development,”

The representative further went and said  “For now we want our fans to know that we appreciate all the feedback and support we’ve received on this title. We’re looking forward to delivering this highly anticipated Resident Evil experience that fans have been waiting for.” However we can also assume that the remake is in early stages of development as Yoshiaki Hirabayashi stated “it will be some time before [Capcom] can bring you an update on this project.”

As of yet no official release date or time frame has been confirmed. Capcom also did not highlight any confirmed platforms on which the game is to be released. The gameplay of Resident Evil 2 focuses on exploration, puzzle solving and combat, and features typical survival horror elements such as limited saves and ammunition. It is among the games that made proved their metal in the gaming community.

Resident Evil 2 is known well for its US$5 million advertising campaign which allowed it to become  the fastest-selling video game in North America at the time. The remake announcement has pleased many fans who certainly have expressed great excitement for the up-coming remake.

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