Capcom has confirmed yesterday that a remake for Resident Evil 2 is finally in production. According to Yoshiaki Hirabyashi, the producer for the upcoming remake:
“It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have pushed the project to get approved. The team here at Capcom Japan really appreciates fans’ passion and support and will do our best to bring fans what they really want.”
With the re-release of the Resident Evil Remake in January, it has been speculated that a remake for the second game in the franchise was in the works. Resident Evil 2 was first released back in January 1998 for the Playstation and later on for the Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, and PC. Though the title received a “remake” for GameCube a while back, it was only a port. The remake was considered back in 2002, but according to Jun Takeuchi, Resident Evil 5 producer, it was put off to prevent any delay of Resident Evil 4. In recent weeks, Capcom asked fans on the Resident Evil Facebook page about their thoughts on a remake for Resident Evil 2 and it now seems that the feedback was positive enough to warrant an actual game.