Monday, June 11, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Trailer

Capcom shows a trailer and gameplay of Resident Evil 2 Remake. Finally comes two decades later in January 2019.

Long anticipated news on a Resident Evil 2 remake project has been keeping fans of the survival horror game on the edge of their seats for some time now. One moment, we hear it is in development and the next it gets cancelled but that fiasco has come to an end now. Developer/publisher Capcom has finally came clear about the remake during PlayStation's E3 2018 press conference by releasing a new 3D-rendered announcement trailer that looks absolutely fantastic.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Trailer

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Witness how it all became legendary and genre-defining with one of the horror masterpiece of all time in Resident Evil 2 E3 trailer.




The story of the game revolves around a fictional American suburb of Raccoon City, where reports of bizarre murders start emerging from. The horrors of Spencer mansion on Arklay Mountains has now come out and reached the neighboring city. Residents and tourists are all caught with their lives amidst flesh-eating living nightmares. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield happens to be there desperately trying to make it out alive from the reach of a devastated Raccoon City.

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Rebuilt With Photorealistic Graphics

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This is how the saga of Resident Evil spawned through a sequel 20 years ago and released on PlayStation. The remake revisits all those locations players are familiar with and plants a few surprises for new and old RE fans. Most importantly, it is a great escape from the fixed camera angles that used to annoy everyone and imply the advance graphical superiority of today's technology. A new over-the-shoulder camera mode will be included, which will surely aid the players in skimpy areas.

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A History of Survival Horror

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The original 1998 version was one of Capcom’s best-selling games of all time and it is only fitting that it got a visual upgrade along with some gameplay changes. However, make no mistake of thinking it as a simple remake project that is about re-creating RE2 as it was. In fact, the revolutionary RE Engine which brought us the terrifying experience of Resident Evil 7. Those details on decaying skins of rotten zombies look even lifelike and that just increases the scare factor of the game.

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Worst First Day on Job

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Here is another trailer from E3 2018 Playstation Showcase that better displays how the outbreak has dragged our protagonists into this mess.




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The distinct stories of rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield looking for her brother connects here and is retold. When Raccoon City drowned into anarchy and madness due to a sudden epidemic, Leon arrived to report for duty on his first day on job while bio organic weapons (B.O.W.s) were running rampant. The same day, Claire came seeking his brother Chris Redfield at Raccoon City Police Department but he left the city by then and almost everyone she found was dead.

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Welcome to Raccoon City

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Both characters will cross paths and are playable in their own separate stories that offers unique perspective at what is going on. Leon learns about the undead menace when he witnesses an officer killed by one of them. Claire seems to have came across little Sherry Birkin and her mother Annette had her fair share of footage. Although we got a momentary glimpse of what seems like a transformed William Birkin or maybe a Tyrant was shown but we missed Ada Wong this time.

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Too Late for Marvin Branagh

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Capcom's Resident Evil 2 Remake is set to release January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will cost $59.99 only and reports of visuals being in 4K were heard but any specific details on that statement were not found yet. If you happen to be one of the fans who were disappointed with RE7 because it was devoid of the aspects of the originals, then RE2 remake is just your ticket to head back to classic, because Resident Evil probably never looked this good before.