Showing posts with label Survival Horror. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Survival Horror. Show all posts

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Classic Valve Titles are Backwards Compatible and Xbox One X Enhanced

Classic Valve Titles from Xbox 360 platform are now Xbox One X enhanced and backward compatible.

Fans of classic titles from developer/publisher Valve Corporation have been yearning for so long to get a sequel for their favorite games from old days for too long but at this moment they are busy with projects like Artifact and In the Valley of Gods.

However, some of those notable fan-favorite classics from Xbox 360 era are returning to modern day Xbox One console with astounding 4K enhancements for Xbox One X, courtesy of the backward compatibility feature of the Microsoft gaming platform.

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Classic Valve Titles are Xbox One X Enhanced Backwards Compatible

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An anthology collection Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 and Portal: Still Alive have been added to a list of enhanced games for Xbox One X along with 17 other that has been updated for the platform to run at higher resolution.

Now you can revisit and enjoy these old games once again at 9X the original pixel from existing assets. Other remarkable Xbox 360 enhanced titles includes the likes of Red Dead Redemption and Skate 3, which makes the list a total of 21.

RELATED: Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Very recently, the backward catalog of games have added Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and the entire Crysis trilogy. Back in August, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 joined the race and early releases from the Assassin's Creed series before that.

If Microsoft is giving Sony a fight with anything in terms of releasing exclusive games, then it is their backward compatibility feature of Xbox One. Because of their unique program, players are now able to take a trip back to memory lane with many of their favorite game.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition Content

A reversible cover, 5 unique character skins and original soundtracks are what Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition offers.

When upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake is going to launch in January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there will be a Standard Edition for 59.99, a Deluxe Edition costing $69.99 and an overpriced Collector’s Edition worth $199.99.

Previously, we got a detailed look at the collectible goodies that comes with RE2 Collector’s Edition and today developer/publisher Capcom has revealed what you get in the Deluxe Edition, which costs only $10 more than the Standard Edition.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition Content

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Collector’s Edition Announced

Aside from the base game, the package contains a reversible cover art that lets you pick between Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield on the box art for the game. There are a few downloadable contents added to it, which would be worth of your money if you are nostalgic about the franchise.

The Deluxe DLC Pack gets you five different costumes for both of the protagonists to wear, a Samurai Edge - Albert Model pistol and the game's original soundtrack to swap to.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Story Trailer

The DLC costumes for Leon includes a Noir costume, which makes his appearance visually similar to detective Sebastian Castellanos from The Evil Within and the Arklay Sheriff costume bears a striking resemblance to Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes from post-apocalyptic horror TV show, The Walking Dead.

Claire will receive a Military costume that comes with a vest and her Noir costume adds a fedora hat to let you sport a gangsta look. Then there is the unused Elza Walker costume from the scrapped game Resident Evil 1.5, which looks similar to what race car driver wears.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

You can already place a pre-order for Resident Evil 2 Remake on Amazon as they are available now. We can see how Capcom is dedicatedly working piece by piece to re-imagining the survivor horror classic for the fans from 90's and the modern generation.

A brand-new gameplay video featuring Claire Redfield was released earlier that showcased the debut of the nightmarish enemy Lickers in the remake with a bunch of new screenshots. We are eagerly waiting for Leon to encounter the dreaded Tyrant monster, Mr. X.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

To revive the horror from past, a new Resident Evil 2 Remake gameplay video is released featuring the menacing Lickers.

At Tokyo Game Show 2018 last month, Resident Evil 2 Remake revealed the first-look of mysterious fan-favorite character Ada Wong with screenshots and a new story trailer. Then there was footage of Claire Redfield fighting the dreaded William Birkin/G-monster.

Recently, brand-new gameplay video of Claire fighting horde of monstrous creatures and a deadly class of bio-weapon known as Lickers in a ravaged Raccoon City is released, courtesy of developer/publisher Capcom.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Ada Wong First Look

Witness the introduction of Lickers from a re-imagined version of RE2 Remake that is based on the original plot of the 1998 video game.



RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Story Trailer

Taken right from Claire's campaign, the video opens up as she comes across an abandoned, dark hallway blocked with furniture and enters a room at her left. She sees a lone Licker is feeding on a victim and another bloodied dead body lies on the floor next to it.

Without wasting a moment, she draws her M79 grenade launcher and blasted it onto flames before putting two more rounds on it. Another one from the wall above is targeted next but this one is a tough cookie to bake and took too many bullets.

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A Familiar Terror

RELATED: Capcom May Remake Resident Evil Remaster

Even though there weren't any constraints like a fixed camera angle or their long tongues hanging from above to give players a jump scare for the first time they met, this confrontation was not any less scary than before because of the sheer aggressiveness of these creatures.

On top of that, they constantly jump around to dodge your bullets and will do ranged attack ruthlessly with their razor-sharp talons when in close proximity, which we can tell is pretty lethal judging by the way Claire reacted to it.

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Zombies at Morgue

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Claire Redfield Gameplay Demo

After that, she goes inside what it seems like a morgue where she checks the storage to get supplies like Red Herb from an empty one, got creeped out by some huge cockroaches from the next and a Flash Grenade from another with a corpse beside it.

A few of the corpse were feeling the kick of T-Virus to came back to life and attack her, which she repels with one Acid Round, knife and gunshots. Sooner as she came out of the room, a Licker jumped on top of her only to get smoked in one shot.

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Deadly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Reveals Claire Redfield Images

The game has introduced the primary protagonists rookie cop Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, the enigmatic Ada Wong, researcher William Birkin, his daughter Sherry Birkin and wife Annette Birkin, chief Brian Irons as well as police officer Marvin Branagh so far.

We are left to see Tyrant monster of T-103 model, also known as Mr. X, whom we had a brief glimpse of from the E3 trailer. HUNK and Robert Kendo will make their debut alongside the giant, mutant Alligator from the sewers.

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Ready to Drop and Chomp

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Premium Edition Announced

Resident Evil 2 Remake is all set to release on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, encapsulating the feel of the original survival horror classic. Capcom is trying to make the game as photo-realistic as possible and using cutting edge tech like RE Engine to make sure.

The way every character and creatures have been developed so far or how the gore sequences nicely blended with the dark environment clearly tell us that fans are in for a treat when they revisit Raccoon City next year with Leon and Claire.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Amnesia: Collection on Xbox One Out Now

Elevating the atmosphere while playing on the element of horror, Amnesia: Collection launches on Xbox One.

For long, survival horror titles of Amnesia from Frictional Games have been scaring the crap out of players on Linux, Mac, PC and PlayStation 4 platforms. Now owners of Microsoft consoles can join the parade of running scared as today, the game is released on Xbox One.

Amnesia: Collection consisting The Dark Descent, the Justine expansion and A Machine for Pigs is currently available for only $26.99 for a limited time on store and then will be priced $29.99 for letting you enter the depths of horror.

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Amnesia: Collection on Xbox One Out Now

RELATED: The Last of Us: Outbreak Day 2018

You take on the role of protagonist Daniel, who wakes up in a dark castle with a fearful atmosphere around and constantly being chased by shadowy apparitions. To save himself from these monsters he is constantly on run and that is the story of The Dark Descent.

The Justine expansion lets you choose a female character that wakes up in a dungeon cell with nothing but a photograph, which is the key to her escape through a series of events. The sequel, A Machine for Pigs is centered on the nightmares of industrialist Oswald Mandus.

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Pathway of Nightmares

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While making of these first-person horror games, developers heavily focused on the aspects of torture and execution, which can be entertaining in a twisted way. You will realize that when you will notice the feel of being kidnapped and being hunted down all the time.

Their formula worked pretty fine because the first installment of Amnesia garnered mostly positive feedbacks and managed to bag two awards for their craft. It is true that the disturbing elements make good horror content.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Last of Us: Outbreak Day 2018

Outbreak Day returns this year to celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Last of Us community of fans.

Five years ago, a very different type of survival horror video game that has some action-adventure aspects in it, The Last of Us from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Entertainment was released for PlayStation 3 and later for PlayStation 4 as The Last of Us Remastered.

The studio later started celebrating Outbreak Day on September 26 every year and it became a popular tradition. To share the love and appreciation towards the community, Outbreak Day is back.

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The Last of Us: Outbreak Day 2018

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Premiere Trailer

This year marks the Fifth Anniversary of Outbreak Day and as always, the studio is here with content, merch and other special promotional materials from The Last of Us and upcoming sequel The Last of Us Part II, featuring in-game characters.

First thing from that lineup is a brand-new poster inspired from the original game, designed by Sam Wolfe Connelly and came in collaboration with printing company Mondo. Get one of these timed-edition releases before September 29, 9 AM PT.

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The Last of Us Mondo Merch

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Revealed

Naughty Dog is re-releasing their original soundtrack for the first game on vinyl in partnership with Mondo. In response to requests from fans to re-release the box set tracks from 2015, they are launching it in two volumes and the first one is available from today.

Players on Apple devices can download themed stickers and wallpapers of Ellie, Joel, the infected or other characters from the game by heading over to the App Store. Illustrations for stickers were done by Lily Nishita.

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The Last of Us Part II Theme for PS4

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Only Playable Character is Ellie

A new theme song from the upcoming anticipated sequel titled "Cycles" by Gustavo Santaolalla is released. This song was originally performed by him live at the E3 2018 PlayStation Showcase and now you can get your very own studio version for binge listening to it.

There is a dynamic system theme on The Last of Us Part II for PS4, which is launched already and will only be available for the next 24 hours along with a collection of avatars. Don't forget to check out to PS Store for some Outbreak Day discounts till October 2.

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Ellie Tattoo Unisex Tee

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Aside from all the digital stuff, fans can have some Insert Coin Clothing brand apparel themed on The Last of Us, which is a must checkout brand-new shirt for Outbreak Day that has Ellie’s tattoo from the upcoming game.

Available in different sizes, the moth grey colored tee is priced only $30 and are limited in stock. Also, remember to get The Last of Us Remastered at a 50% off if you already haven't and similar discounts on other DLC packs to celebrate the spirit of Outbreak Day 2018.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Telltale May Finish The Walking Dead After All

Telltale’s The Walking Dead might have a chance to see The Final Season of its long-running series.

Although developer/publisher Telltale Games has worked on games like Batman, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, they made a reputation for their critically acclaimed episodic adventure game series Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

Entire fan-base of the series was shocked a few days back when they announced to shut down studio and abandon The Final Season with only one episode released. Today, a new Tweet from their official account has raised new hope to a possible closure.

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Telltale May Finish The Walking Dead After All

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The statement Telltale has released is not a solid promise but apparently, several of their partners have come forward to help finish the project.



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The Walking Dead under Telltale found a new home and a unique direction from comics or television series in 2012. The series thrived with critical success and three back to back seasons were published throughout the upcoming years, continuing the success.

2018 was set for the narrative to come to a conclusion in fourth season but this untimely tragic event puts a full stop in everything, which leaves Clementine's fate uncertain. So far, only the first episode has been released on August 14.

RELATED: The Walking Dead: Season One on Nintendo Switch Out Now

Second episode is scheduled to launch on September 25 and it will come out on all available platforms as planned within due time. Rest of the two episodes could eventually become a reality only if all interested partners they have will come forward but there are no promises to hold on to.

However, there are still some anticipated titles that will probably never see the light of day. The Wolf Among Us Season 2 got cancelled as well as a Netflix produced game on TV series Stranger Things, even though the latter is still interested.

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Closure for Clementine

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Official Trailer

When the official announcement for the company to stop their venture initially came into public, everyone was deeply saddened by the bad news but nothing comes close to the 250 employees, who lost their job without a notice or having been paid for their severance.

As a follow-up to Telltale’s statement, many have come forward in support for those who made these games possible including 2018's God of War game director Cory Barlog, asking to pay up for their due first.

Telltale's Stranger Things Game Footage Leaked

With Telltale Games shutting down, footage from their Stranger Things video game has recently been leaked online.

When video game developer and publisher Telltale Games officially announced for a closure last week, everyone from the industry was struck in awe. Employees were laid off without pay and fans were upset because many of their favorite title will get canned.

Many highly-anticipating projects such as The Walking Dead: The Final Season and The Wolf Among Us Season 2 got cancelled as well as a Stranger Things game, which has some early footage leaked online recently.

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Telltale's Stranger Things Game Footage Leaked

RELATED: Telltale Games to Shut Down

Previously Netflix has revealed their association with Telltale to produce a licensed game based on the popular sci-fi drama series Stranger Things from their streaming platform back in June. During the studio ending decision, the project was inevitably cancelled.

After firing most of their workers, the studio is currently working with only 25 of them to complete their unfinished work like a five-episode, interactive adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode for the same streaming giant.

RELATED: Netflix Still Wants Stranger Things Game

Luckily for fans of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, they decided to finish The Final Season after all. However, Stranger Things and The Wolf Among Us 2 still remains cancelled despite Netflix wanting an interactive universe for the former title.

The series of short videos in question has no official proof of legitimacy but has resemblance to style of art with previous games from Telltale. This is probably because Netflix wanted them to re-create something like The Walking Dead from 2012.

RELATED: Telltale May Finish The Walking Dead After All

After making rounds on social media site Reddit and image-based online bulletin board 4chan, the clips were spread everywhere. If you look closely at them, it has the signature of click and point vibe all over it and was from a version of the game that was on near-completion level.






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The first three clips were mostly focused on young protagonist Will Byers and his mother Joyce in their own household. The first one shows her talking on phone, Will looks into his drawers in the next and then sat in front of his old-school modeled computer while talk to each other.

The last two clips switched perspective into first-person and seems like on the Upside Down as a Demogorgon shows up, which forces Will to hide under bed. This clearly shows that the game intended to take a more horror-centric path down the road.

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Although you cannot make much out of these clips on when the events of the game took place but at least now you know how they could have turned out to be and if you are a fan of the show then it'd really mean something to you (just like it did to us).

It looks like that Telltale was going for repeating a similar experience to The Walking Dead games with some dialogue sequence here and there with player choices and then introducing some action in the mix to give the same feel of the show.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Story Trailer

The elements of survival horror that made Resident Evil 2 a classic is retold in the new story trailer from TGS 2018.

From the very first reveal and gameplay demo at E3 2018 press conference to more gameplay footage and screenshots from Gamescom 2018, survival horror classic Resident Evil 2 Remake has been slowly spilling the beans to keep us on the edge of hype train seats.

Up until now, what we had been reworked pieces of the story premise that developer/publisher Capcom originally built on 1998. Tokyo Game Show presents new details for the remake in a brand-new clip featuring story of RE2.

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Resident Evil 2 Story Trailer

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Trailer

What we are looking at is a re-imagined version of the plot for RE2 Remake in this story trailer below from TGS 2018.




RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Gameplay Demo

Opening up from the scene where Claire finds little Sherry Birkin, asking about her parents and we see former researcher William Birkin turning into G-monster, gaining body mass with a giant eyeball on his shoulder and growling in pain of transformation.

Claire then goes to Raccoon City Police Department while investigating and met an injured officer Marvin Branagh, which probably takes place after the scene where he previously saved Leon by dropping a shutter on an impending zombie.

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William Birkin as G-Monster

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake to Include Deleted Concepts

After momentary display of her gameplay inside RPD, the iconic scene of her first encounter with Leon Kennedy is shown, where he tells her to get down to shoot a zombie and then goes on with many nostalgic moments from the original game.

Their journey to RPD being interrupted and going separate ways are also shown. In short, the story trailer for RE2 Remake shows that Capcom surely put some solid effort for this project and did everything for the game to live up to the standard of 2018.

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Monstrosity Lurking in Shadows

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Will Have Simple Story Mode

We see Leon learning of some underground lab while a zombie dog was approaching towards him from behind in a parking lot. He noticed it at the last moment due to the snarling noise it was making and is attacked before he could reach his gun.

However, the dog gets shot by someone and the mysterious Ada Wong reveals herself wearing a trench coat and fedora hat. He tags along with her afterwards thinking she knows something about the outbreak but she dismissed him saying that information's classified.

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Introducing Annette Birkin

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Ada Wong First Look

Meanwhile, Birkin's wife and Sherry's mother Annette sees her husband in security footage, going through rapid changes after his exposure to G-virus and slaying a military team into the sewers in his hulking form.

Next, there are a series of cut scenes where Leon meets G-monster, Claire talking to chief Irons, zombies swarming the streets, an encounter between Ada and Annette for the possession of G-virus samples, a rampaging Birkin and cuts to end with Ada and Leon into the sewer; home of the mutant Alligator.

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Leon Kennedy Meets Ada Wong

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake's Hardest Part Was Alligator

Up until now, we were already introduced to mysterious Ada Wong, RPD police chief Brian Irons, college student Claire Redfield, rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy, police officer Marvin Branagh, young Sherry Birkin and a heavily G-virus mutated former Umbrella scientist William Birkin so far.

We also had a momentary glimpse of a Tyrant monster of T-103 model, commonly known as Mr. X on the E3 trailer. The debut of Annette Birkin and the zombie dog reminds us that we are waiting for HUNK and Robert Kendo next.

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Mutant Zombie Dog

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Premium Edition Announced

There was a "zapping system" in Resident Evil 2 for an "A" story and a "B" story, which the remake is completely scrapping down. This classic is revived with Capcom's revolutionary RE Engine to render each character with photo-realism. Not long ago, we expected a trailer to drop that will showcase more of Ada Wong and here it is.

What we want now is another one with special agent HUNK of the Umbrella Security Service leading his Alpha Team into the G-virus sample retrieving mission from Dr. Birkin and hopefully we will get that ahead of release.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake Ada Wong First Look

Recent leak on Reddit shows a glimpse of Ada Wong’s updated look from 2019's Resident Evil 2 Remake.

One of the most anticipated video game projects, which is survival horror classic Resident Evil 2 Remake that developer/publisher Capcom was working on has been publicly revealed at E3 2018 press conference and the fan-reception was more than what they were expecting.

We have taken a look at protagonist Claire Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Marvin Branagh, Sherry and William Birkin so far. It's time for us to take our first look at Ada Wong from 2019's version of the game.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Ada Wong First Look

RELATED: Capcom Open to More Resident Evil Remake

Recently leaked on Reddit, the look that Ada Wong is sporting in Resident Evil 2 Remake is a fit with other redesigned characters from the franchise. We are still waiting for some official image of her but for now, her look seems different than what we saw over the years and the length of her role is still unspecified.

She completely resembles to a detective from 1950's and all she is missing is a fedora hat. Despite the humor, this undercover appearance suits well with her shady character.

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Ada Wong First Appearance on Resident Evil 2 Remake

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Claire Redfield Gameplay Demo

Developers have either completely gotten rid of her sexy red attire she has been sporting for the last two decades or she might be wearing that underneath her trench coat. Ada’s design also includes a gray scarf around her neck and sunglasses to complete her updated look.

We saw Claire and Leon going through some changes but by far, her designs are the ones that have received a complete overhaul. RE2 Remake's director Kazunori Kadori has shared his thoughts on her new design.

I think wandering around in that dress just getting on with your job as a spy probably doesn't look as realistic and believable as we want in this game.
RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Premium Edition Announced

20 years have passed since the original RE2 has been released and fan-favorites characters have gone through changes as the series progressed. Debuted in the titular game in 1998, Ada Wong is a mysterious anti-hero that crossed paths with two of the heroes.

Later, she appeared on Resident Evil 4 working for Albert Wesker and then in Resident Evil 6, pursuing her own ends. The live-action version of the character was played by actress Li Bingbing in the film Resident Evil: Retribution.

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Li Bingbing as Ada Wong in Resident Evil Movie

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In terms of gameplay and graphics, this game is a whole new game where players basically revisit the horror of Racoon City based on the original plot.

We are expecting an official trailer, gameplay or in-game footage featuring this new look of Ada Wong to get into more details. Resident Evil 2 Remake is currently looking forward to release on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.