Showing posts with label Resident Evil 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Resident Evil 2. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake To Include Deleted Concepts

Upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake will feature unused concept arts and characters from Resident Evil 1.5.

Upcoming remake of survival horror game Resident Evil 2 from Capcom has created a lot of buzz after unloading a brand-new announcement trailer at E3 2018 press conference along with a bunch of still from the project. From what we can tell, this is a whole new game built on the base of the original RE2 and many of the horror elements are redefined. While they are at it, the developers decided to use deleted concept arts and character designs from an early version of the game.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake To Include Deleted Concepts

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Before it became a horror classic, an early version of the game titled, Resident Evil 1.5 has been worked on to near completion but later got cancelled. The initial plans had the players going back to the destroyed Spencer Mansion and engage in fight with plant-like enemies, a possible boss character blended with Albert Wesker until they came up with the plan of spreading the horror to the outskirts of Raccoon City. Developer team had completed almost 60 percent of this version before it was scrapped.

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RE 1.5 at first starred rooky cop Leon Kennedy taking charge but instead of Chris Redfield's street savvy sister Claire Redfield, there was a character named Elza Walker, who was also a college student like Claire. Leon and Elza would have started their journey from being trapped inside Raccoon City police station, whereas the place was for the protagonists to gather information about the outbreak in the original release. Just because the producers thought it was dull, it got reworked.

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Unused Concepts From Resident Evil 1.5

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Despite having some close resemblance to the title, RE2 has some noticeable differences like several enemies including a Human Spider, some weapons like assault rifles and grenades, as well as a totally different design for the RPD building. Elements from Resident Evil 1.5 eventually become resources for modders, who keep recreating the game over the years. By the looks of it, Resident Evil 2 remake will include some of the unused concept like a coat for Ada Wong and a red jacket for Claire Redfield.

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However, Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition will reportedly feature a skin of Elza Walker for Claire and that make sense as they both shares a lot of similarities and traits. It will also allow players to switch between the soundtrack of RE2 Remake and the original game to bring back the retro experience. It was a wise decision back then to redo the whole project as it became an old-school classic but it sure would be nice of them to drop some easter eggs from those days in the remake game.

Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Gameplay Demo

One of Capcom’s renowned titles Resident Evil 2 is remade in a newly fleshed out, gory image that looks really incredible.

After releasing the first E3 trailer for one of their most anticipating project Resident Evil 2 Remake only two days earlier on E3 2018 press conference, developer/publisher Capcom decides to be generous enough and offer a glimpse at their re-engineered gameplay system for the game. So, they played a live demo of RE2 during PlayStation Live at E3 while discussing what are the changes they did and how it going to redefine the genre of survival horror with this classic title.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Gameplay Demo

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The live demo looks pretty incredible, displaying footage from beginning hour at Raccoon City after the outbreak sets all hell loose.




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At the showcase, RE2 remake demo opens up with rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy joining for duty and goes inside Raccoon City Police Department looking for clues. While trying to keep the vibe of the original game intact, they tried to get rid of the fixed camera angles and made the zombie killing experience more enjoyable. Newly added third-person viewpoint works a lot like Resident Evil 4. However, maintaining the roots, this game will focus less on shooter aspect akin to later entries to the series.

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Even though it is called a remake, the entire game is being rebuilt over the base content of the original but developers are not doing a direct clone. Promises of including new elements of gameplay is what we already know about with building barricades to fend off an incoming horde trying to get you. Restrooms are one of the new additions that RE2 never had before. Things that did not change are the use of knife and scarcity of ammunition to keep players on their toes.

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Modernizing The Classic

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Resident Evil 2 Remake is currently set to release on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Capcom's revolutionary RE game engine that helped them built Resident Evil 7 is used to re-create the title. It surely will be a fun experience seeing Raccoon City coming back to life once again, reinvented to instill fear in our hearts and reliving the experience in all-new, all-different view will never be the same.

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.