Rumor: Resident Evil 2 Next-Gen Remake Possible?
The industry is definitely a little remake-happy, but many fans of the old-school titles in question aren't condemning developers. Most remakes are received very well by critics and gamers alike, and considering the sales numbers are also quite acceptable (usually), it's only more incentive for devs to issue remakes.
The latest rumor says that Resident Evil 2 - or perhaps another classic title in Capcom's repertoire - will receive the makeover treatment at some point in the near future. According to SlashGamer, Capcom responded to a hardcore RE2 fan concerning the possibility of a remake. It was during a recent Q&A at the Resident Evil 5 Wondercon panel, and Capcom's Mike Webster responded thusly:
"Stay tuned, we absolutely understand that these are classic games. Some announcements, that you will be very interested in [are on the way]."
Obviously, there's no confirmation in his words, but it means we should definitely be on the lookout for something. They've already remade the original Resident Evil last generation for the GameCube, so perhaps the next logical step would be release a remake of the critically acclaimed RE2 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Some sources will say the sequel remains one of the best - if not the best - survival/horror games of all time, and a next-gen remake could prove to be very popular. Looks like it's another "wait-and-see" situation... We'll keep you posted. If anyone has any suggestions for an old Capcom title they'd like to see remade, feel free to let us know.
3/2/2009 Ben Dutka