Resident Evil 2 Remake arrives January 25, but you can preorder now


Leon S. Kennedy is a rookie cop who finds himself tied up in the madness of Raccoon City when he reports in for the world's worst first day on the job, while Claire Redfield is a street savvy college student who defies the danger of the city as she searches for her brother, Chris.

After more than 20 years, Resident Evil 2 is back for gamers to savor once again. Both Leon and Claire have their own separately playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters' perspective.

Terrifyingly realistic visuals - Built on Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 delivers breathtakingly photorealistic visuals in 4K whilst stunning lighting creates an up-close, intense and atmospheric experience as players roam the corridors of the Raccoon City Police Department (RPD).

Twenty years later, the new Resident Evil 2 sees the nightmare return, now with unprecedented levels of immersion as seen in last year's acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard.

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Although the Sony branded trailers imply the game is an exclusive, it's actually not and is also being released on Xbox One and PC. At the time, Resident Evil 2 was a phenom, becoming one of the biggest video game sellers in 1998 and was the best-selling game on Sony's first console. As you can see from the screenshots above, the game has markedly improved graphics as well as a new over-the-shoulder camera, but will also have a more modernised control scheme and "heart-poundingly immersive" audio, all of which you can get a taste of in not one, but two trailers for the upcoming title.

A little more comprehensive than the official remastered Resident Evil HD (2015), the Resident Evil 2 Remake looks to have been given the same over-the-shoulder camera placement introduced in Resident Evil 4. Will they make it out alive?

Check out the E3 2018 Resident Evil 2 Remake trailer.