With the Tokyo Game Show in full swing, Capcom has shared a slew of grisly new images for the impending Resident Evil 2 remake, as well as brand new trailer.
The new screenshots – which you can take a look at below – certainly aren’t for the faint of heart, as has been the case with most of the stuff we’ve seen from this remake so far. Capcom have done an absolutely stunning job of revamping the 1998 survival horror classic for modern audiences, bringing out a frankly alarming level of detail in the decaying undead of Raccoon City.
But that’s enough from me – you’re here to feast your eyes on a smorgasbord of gore. A smorgasgore, if you will. Smorgasgore is rubbish actually… ignore that and just look at the screenshots, okay?
As if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite for zombie slaying carnage, Capcom also shared a new Resident Evil 2 story trailer, which also introduces everyone’s favourite mysterious assassin – Ada Wong.
The new trailer, which you can see below, shows us what to expect from the story of Resident Evil 2 which, surprisingly, doesn’t really differ from the 1998 original. Raccoon City has been overrun by pesky zombies, and it’s up to rookie cop Leon Kennedy and badass Claire Redfield to save the day.
I say save the day, I actually mean get the hell out of the city in one piece before the government drop a nuke on it, because pretty much everyone besides the two main characters are dead. Go team.
Hardcore fans of the series might notice that Ada has undergone something of a redesign. In the original Resi 2, Ms Wong spent the majority of the game running around in a slinky red dress – an outfit which has been replaced here by a much more practical overcoat. She is wearing shades indoors though, which you’re only really allowed to do if you’re a member of The Strokes.
The game’s director Kazunori Kadoi explained to Eurogamer at Gamescom back in August that the reason for Ada’s wardrobe change is indeed for practical reasons.
It goes back to the same thing of, what would look natural to be wandering around in a photo-realistic environment in? 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 new game.
So, if you’re mad at Capcom for changing up Ada’s outfit, get over it. It was ridiculous then and it would have been ridiculous now.
Provided you can stomach it, Resident Evil 2 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.