Next year, Resident Evil fans will get the chance to venture inside Raccoon City again.
As announced by Capcom at E3, the classic 1998 video game Resident Evil 2 will be remade for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The announcement included a horrific new trailer showing a high-definition vision of Raccoon City overrun by voracious hordes of the undead.
Similar to the universally acclaimed 2002 remake of the original Resident Evil, this new version of Resident Evil 2 was built from the ground up, with top-of-the-line visuals and a more intuitive control scheme.
First released for the original PlayStation in January 1998, Resident Evil 2 follows the adventures of rookie Raccoon City police officer Leon Kennedy on his first day on the job. As he reports in, the lethal T-Virus is unleashed on the citizens, turning most of the populace into ravenous zombies. Along with college student Claire Redfield, who is briefly glimpsed in the new trailer, Kennedy must escape his overrun precinct and navigate his way out of the city of the insatiable dead.
The original version of Resident Evil 2 was the fastest-selling video game in North America upon its initial release and retains its title as the best-selling game in the franchise on a single platform. Considered one of the best games in the series, Resident Evil 2 was later ported to the Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast and PC with minor modifications. The upcoming remake promises to be a complete reimagining of the survival horror classic.
The Resident Evil 2 remake is scheduled to release on January 25, 2019.