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The Resident Evil 2 remake is coming on January 25th

The Resident Evil 2 remake is coming on January 25th

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Sony just showed off the first trailer for Capcom's remake of Resident Evil 2, which sees Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield struggle to survive into a zombie-overrun Raccoon City. The trailer doesn't feature live gameplay, but it's entirely 3D-rendered. The game apparently moves away from the pre-rendered backdrops of the original game as well as the lauded remake of the first Resident Evil. Capcom says it features a “new over-the-shoulder camera mode and modernized control scheme,” suggesting it'll play more like Resident Evil 4 than 2.

Capcom announced that it was developing a Resident Evil 2 remake nearly three years ago, and nothing has been heard since. The game is coming earlier than you might have expected, though: the release date is set for January 25th, 2019. It'll be coming to PS4 as well as Xbox One and PC. Capcom says the visuals will be in 4K but hasn't gotten any more specific.

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