It seems Capcom has taken notice of the Resident Evil 2 fan remake.
Last week we reported on Resident Evil 2: Reborn, the long-awaited fan remake of Capcom's survival horror classic.
Two new gameplay clips, below, show off the work that has been done to polish up and rebuild the 17-year-old game.
Developed using Unreal Engine 4, this new version of Resi 2 now includes revamped 3D models, particle effects, fresh lighting, tuned-up gameplay plus new textures and animations.
At the time it was unclear what Resident Evil publisher and owner Capcom thought of the remake. Capcom recently re-released the GameCube port of Resident Evil 1, but we've yet to hear of an official Resident Evil 2 remake. You have to imagine someone somewhere at Capcom is busy working on it though, given it would no-doubt sell by the bucket-load.
Now, Capcom has popped onto Facebook to reference the Resident Evil 2 fan remake and call for "honest and frank" opinions about it. Here's the post:
First off, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to all Resident Evil fans, for your passion, enthusiasm and continued support for the Resident Evil brand.
Enthusiasm for a Resident Evil 2 Remake is something we've been hearing from you over the years, and has drawn some recent attention in the media.
However, as the team owns the RE brand, we're not certain how we feel about this approach, and would like to ask your honest and frank opinion about the "Resident Evil 2 Remake" and what the brand identity is supposed to be about?
Most of the replies are positive, calling on Capcom to get a Resident Evil 2 remake done.
Here's Evan Conway's take:
Straight up, traditional remake, all the little things and scares and some new ones. Maybe a Zelda-stlye master quest where the game gets changed up a bit and is more difficult? I know purists want it from the same camera angles and what not but if it's the same game from a Resident Evil 4 control scheme and perspective, I'd settle for that.
Here's another, from Scott Bradley:
Precisely what was done with the Gamecube Resident Evil remake. Keeping the gameplay, story and feel but giving it a complete makeover and expanding it out to include some new areas, story beats and surprises. That Resident Evil remake was excellently done, so something along that lines for one of my favourite games of all time would be amazing.
The best and most important reply, however, comes from Lawrence Nielsen:
Anyone else want a dino crisis reboot? That game was so underrated. I loved that ps1 resident evil and Dono crisis style
Good on you, Lawrence. Everyone does love that dono crisis style.