Resident Evil 2's Lickers Take the Spotlight in Latest Footage
Here's an extended look at gameplay from Claire's campaign, complete with even more terrifying Licker battles.
By Chris Morse
Earlier today, the latest gameplay footage for Resident Evil 2 arrived in the form of a Let's Play video from PlayStation Underground. While the most recent footage introduced the Licker enemies around the same part of the game, this video offers an extended look at this section of Claire's campaign, clocking in at just over 15 minutes of combat, exploration, and story scenes.
Some cutscenes featuring Claire, Sherry, and police chief Brian Irons kick things off before we are taken through a larger area of the police station basement. The overall gameplay and a near-deadly showdown with more than one Licker illustrates just what fans will be getting into with this new remake, which is a healthy dose of classic Resident Evil with polished, modern graphics and gameplay. Frankly, the game looks fantastic and this is shaping up to be the remake that the original game deserves.
Give the new footage a watch above and let us know what you think. Are you sold on Resident Evil 2 or do you need to see more? Sound off in the comments below or on social media.
In case you missed it, you can find a recap of the game's bonus content below, including a look at the deluxe edition, which features additional costumes, reversible slipcover artwork, a special weapon, and even a throwback to the original game’s soundtrack. All pre-orders will also include the classic Jill and Chris models of the Samurai Edge handgun.
The most interesting bonus costume for the deluxe edition, in our opinion, is Claire’s "Elza Walker" outfit. Long-time fans of the series may remember this name and look from the unreleased beta version of Resident Evil 2, dubbed Resident Evil 1.5 by fans. Back then, the game was far along in development before the concept was scrapped and Capcom settled on the classic game we all know and love, which is, of course, the one now being remade.
Claire also has a military outfit while she and Leon both have a special "Noir" costume. The latter very much gives us a vibe for The Evil Within. Leon's other bonus costume, the "Arklay Sheriff" outfit, pays homage to The Walking Dead and gives our rookie police officer the more polished look of Rick Grimes.
Also included in the deluxe edition is Albert Wesker's Samurai Edge, which seems to always make an appearance in newer Resident Evil games, a reversible slipcover featuring Leon on one side and Claire on the other, and finally, a retro soundtrack swap that allows you play through this remake while listening to the classic ambience of the original game
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