When Capcom announced a “Resident Evil 2” remaster earlier this year, many were skeptical about it; after all, the game originally came out on the original PlayStation, so it would look beyond dated. It seems like that won’t be the case after all, as someone from the company has confirmed that the game will be a remake and will be rebuilt from the ground up.

Stuart Turner, the marketing director of Capcom UK, has confirmed that there will be a remake of the game. According to Bleeding Cool, the word "remaster" was previously used to refer to the changes, but the term was actually a mistake in translation, since the news was from Japan.

The game will be produced by Yohsiaki Hirabyashi, who had been pushing for a “Resident Evil 2” remake for quite some time now, as reported by VG24/7. Eventually, the developers in Capcom decided to revive the game after a fan-made remake by Invader Games made gaming headlines, though it seems like that project has now been cancelled.

Invader Games would later meet with Capcom and offer some suggestions for the upcoming remake. It seems like there are no hard feelings between the two companies.

Fans will have to wait for further news and see the major changes in the “Resident Evil 2” remake. The more recent “Resident Evil” titles have chosen action over horror in recent years, thanks to the success of “Resident Evil 4,” which many claim is one of the best games in the series.

While “Resident Evil 4” brought action to the series and the over-the-shoulder camera angle to video games, “Resident Evil 2” brought pure horror to the original PlayStation. Many fans still remember seeing Raccoon City in ruins while controlling protagonist Leon, who was a police officer at the time.

Leon would eventually make a return as the lead in “Resident Evil 4,” this time as an operative for the president. It should be interesting to see Leon back as a police officer when the remake comes, especially since fans know how he has grown over the years.

No release date has been announced for the game yet, so fans will have to wait a while for more details. In the meantime, Capcom will release various remasters on consoles, including one for “Resident Evil Zero,” which will be playable in the PlayStation Experience.

Resident Evil 2 Remake – Special Message from Producer “H” (Credit: YouTube/Resident Evil)

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