An official Resident Evil 2 remaster could finally be a possibility, as Resident Evil HD producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi took to Facebook to show his pitch for Capcom.
In a small message attached to the picture of his proposal – which you can see below – Hirabayashi said: “Hello RE fans! This is H again! Right after the RE HD Remaster project was finished, I actually started putting together my ideas for this ‘RE2 Project’. So, I just brushed it up and went to see my boss to present the basic concept of the project already…“.
Obviously we won’t know Capcom’s decision for a while, but it has plenty of headaches when it comes to deciding whether to move forward with the project. Resident Evil 2: Reborn, a fan-made remake, is already near completion. Technology has evolved a lot since Resident Evil 2 was first released, making a remaster harder work for those involved.
Headaches aside, it doesn’t seem to have completely put off Capcom’s interest in re-making the game. Possibly in response to knowledge of the fan remake, and conscious of the desire by fans to play an updated Resident Evil 2, Capcom also took to Facebook to ask fans for “your honest and frank opinion about the Resident Evil 2 Remake.”
Judging by the positive feedback from the comments, Capcom would be wise to put in the time to make the its own version of the remake a reality.
Following the stories of Resident Evil series stalwarts Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield in the infamous Raccoon City, the zombie survival horror Resident Evil 2 was released on the original PlayStation back in 1998 to a very positive response. If Resident Evil HD producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi has his way, we could be taking a hellish walk down memory lane again.
To remind yourself of why Resident Evil 2 got such critical acclaim in 1998, you can check out a gameplay trailer for the fan-made Resident Evil 2:Reborn from Invader Games below.