Please support Game Informer. Print magazine subscriptions are less than $2 per issue

gamescom 2018

Capcom: It Wouldn’t Be Totally “Laughable” To Remake The RE Remake

by Ben Reeves on Aug 24, 2018 at 04:07 AM

Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake is coming along nicely, but as we move close to its January 25 release date, fans are beginning to wonder what could be next for the series. Seriously, we’re impatient. Will Capcom stop remaking RE games with 2? Are they willing to talk about what they have planned next? During our Gamescom exploits we set off to find out.

“We want to get this one out the door, and see how it goes first,” said director Kazunori Kadoi. “We’ve got a lot of fans who ask for their favorite games, but we’re not going to commit to anything right now. We’d like to keep our possibilities open for the future and see what makes the most sense when we come to it. We don’t want to feed just nostalgia. We want to bring [out] how people felt about the original games and if we can, reimagine it in a way so that it bridges the generation gap between people who played it 20 years ago and newcomers.”

No matter how many creative ways I found to asked them about their next project, Capcom never slipped up and revealed anything they weren’t supposed to. So if they aren’t going to talk about previous projects, would they talk about past ones? I asked them about the original RE remake and the NES game that spawned Resident Evil in the first place.

“Certainly enough time has passed that it wouldn’t be laughable to remake the remake. I personally think that would be an interesting thing to do,” said Kadoi. “In regard to Resident Evil’s spiritual predecessor, Sweet Home, we don’t have the rights to that game anymore, because it was actually based on a movie, and that’s the reason Capcom started making Resident Evil in the first place and why you don’t see any rereleases. It’s off the table at this point.”

During my investigation I also learned that Capcom isn’t planning any story DLC for the RE 2 remake, or adding any new enemies, but Tofu will be back!

I know what you’re thinking: hold on, did you have an interview with the RE 2 remake team, but you didn’t feel like it was worth transcribing the whole thing, so you crammed the most semi-interesting quotes into a single story?

No. Don’t be absurd. In truth, I was just too lazy and tried to transcribe the whole thing. But trust me; everything I do is because I care and respect you as a reader.

Now get out of my face and go read some hands-on impressions.

Products In This Article

Resident Evil 2cover

Resident Evil 2

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
January 25, 2019 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
June 13, 2022 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S), 
November 11, 2022 (Switch)