Resident Evil 2 is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best upcoming games of 2019. Capcom’s ground-up remake of the classic 1998 survival horror is exactly how a developer should approach a game of this type; capturing the essence of an all-timer while tuning it to be a thoroughly modern reimagining.
And so it is with Resident Evil 2, with a fabulous visual upgrade, revamped controls and a host of extra content to add to the terrifying tales of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they creep through the halls of the zombie-infested Racoon City Police department.
Capcom have pulled this trick before, of course, with the Gamecube remake of the original Resident Evil held up as the definitive version of Shinji Mikami’s brainchild and one of the finest horror games ever made.
This version of Resident Evil 2 is looking to go one better, combining the series’ best bits –the creeping terror of the early games and the fraught action of Resident Evil 4– to become a Resident Evil greatest hit. Here we take a look at everything we know about the game looking to kick off 2019 in terrifying style