Capcom Confirms Resident Evil 2 Remake Will Be a “From the Ground Up Remake,” Not a Remaster

on December 3, 2015 10:54 AM

Earlier this year, fans of classic survival horror were in for a treat with Capcom’s Resident Evil HD Remaster bringing back the classic horror title to life once more, and now with its equally-terrifying sequel Resident Evil 2 on the way to a re-release, Capcom assured fans that the new release will reimagine the game from the ground up, rather than just provide a shinier coat of paint.

Capcom’s European head of marketing Stuart Turner confirmed through Twitter that the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2 that was officially announced earlier this year “will be a full from the ground up remake NOT a remaster,” clarifying that the new release will completely revise the PS1/N64-era title much like the original release of the Resident Evil remake did on GameCube (and its subsequent HD re-release later on).

While other fans on Twitter also asked Turner of a potential release date or other features that may be added to the upcoming remake, Turner simply stated that other details on the Resident Evil 2 remake are still TBD at this time.

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