Resident Evil 2 Remake: What to Expect

​Resident Evil 2 Remake is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms on Friday, Jan. 25. A modern day remake of the PlayStation 1 survival horror classic, Resident Evil 2 Remake releases nearly 21 years to the date. 

Telling the tale of Leon S. Kennedy, a rookie cop in Raccoon City, and Claire Redfield, the sister of Resident Evil protagonist Chris Redfield, RE 2 Remake updates the game's graphics, controls and atmosphere to the 21st century. 

But, what else can you expect with the game? Here's what you should look forward to with ​Resident Evil 2 Remake.

​​Resident Evil 2 Remake: What to Expect

Resident Evil 2 Remake adopts the popular over the shoulder camera the genre made popular with Resident Evil 4. The tank controls and fixed camera angles of past are gone once again. ​For fans that played the 1-Shot Demo, the original claustrophobic feel of the original remains even with the new controls. Capcom kept the horror aura, updated the game to the RE Engine, and it feels like a strong follow-up to Resident Evil 7's horror feel.

Environments have been updated, such as the Raccoon City Police Department. But, don't expect to encounter a new story. ​It's expected that the remake will keep the same story as the original. Though, imagine a curve ball from Capcom and RE2 is actually a follow-up reboot to RE7's surprise ending with Chris Redfield appearing. That would be something...

Resident Evil 2 Remake releases Jan. 25 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.​ A deluxe edition is available for pre-order with custom Samurai Edge pistols and outfits for Leon and Claire.

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