Capcom has officially announced a remake of Resident Evil 2.
“Thank you for your great support on this Resident Evil 2 Remake Project,” producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said in a video message. “Thanks to your incredible passion and support, the project has finally been approved for development!”
Hirabayashi, of course, is referring to the fan response from his initial pitch to Capcom two weeks ago.
“You’ve been telling us for years that you want Resident Evil 2 to be remade, and we haven’t been able to make this happen… until now! We at R&D Division 1 will do our best to take on your feedback and deliver the gameplay experience you’ve been waiting for.
“Just as I’ve been reaching out to you about the project via Facebook in the last few days, we will try to deliver news and messages about this project to you, the fans, directly.
“It will be some time before we can bring you an update on this project, but in the meantime, you can look forward to lots of exciting things from the Resident Evil Brand in future, such as the upcoming HD remaster of Resident Evil 0.”
Watch Hirabayashi’s video message below.