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After years of radio silence regarding the remake of Resident Evil 2, a trailer was finally released during this week's E3. The trailer didn't show much in the way of gameplay, instead showing the game's cutscenes. They were promising to be sure, and the game is shaping up to be just as scary if not more than Resident Evil's best.
Recently however, GameSpot recorded footage of a demo for Resident Evil 2 and recounted how the game felt and what to expect.
Unlike the much-lauded remake of the original Resident Evil, REmake 2 isn't going to have the original fixed cameras and tank controls, rather going for a Resident Evil 4 feel. The game will have an over-the-shoulder view and will feature the aiming system of the majority of the over-the-shoulder games have.
Some fans might have reservations about this decision; after all, most of the Resident Evil games with this view and feel haven't been all that scary, especially 5 and 6. However, judging by the gameplay footage, REmake 2 isn't going to skimp on the atmosphere and scares. Despite the view and ability to aim, ammo will still be scarce much like the original game, so every shot still counts. Some aspects from the critically-acclaimed Resident Evil 7 are also present in the demo, namely the HUD and the inventory screen.
What's interesting to note is that the game's tone is also much different from that of the original; RE2 is a famously cheesy game about on par with a B movie. The remake goes for a tone that is closer to RE7, in that it's more gruesome and somewhat grounded. Despite that, the team behind REmake 2 are still determined to include some of the more memorable moments from the original such as the giant alligator boss and the legendary side character, Tofu. The inclusion of Tofu will be especially interesting given the inherent silliness in playing a giant block of tofu. HUNK will also be making an appearance. It's too early to tell, but if HUNK and Tofu are returning, this could mean that REmake 2 will include the bonus modes and features the original RE2 is famous for.
The remake of Resident Evil 2 is set to release on January 25, 2019.