Capcom Kicks Off Remake Comparison Video Series for Resident Evil 2
Twenty years later, check out some side-by-side looks at the new game next to the original.
By Chris Morse
No remake is going to get by without drawing comparisons to the original and Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil 2 is no exception. Fortunately, the studio is embracing the opportunity to show just how far survival horror has come in the last twenty years by releasing a series of videos showing scenes from the original and remake side-by-side. The first such video was posted today and you can watch it below.
2 games, 20 years. We place the original Resident Evil 2 side by side with the new #RE2, to honor both past and present!— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) December 19, 2018
See how the R.P.D. main hall has changed and evolved in part 1 of our comparison video series: pic.twitter.com/pgqVVhAkM1
There are surely more videos to come, as indicated by the “part 1” description of this, so you can be sure that we will share the upcoming installments for you to enjoy in the coming days and weeks. Otherwise, what classic Resident Evil 2 scenes are you most looking forward to seeing in the remake? Hit us up with your picks 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