Resident Evil 2 Gets "Interactive" US Trailer, New Cinematic Footage in Japanese Ad

Follow Leon or Claire... the choice is yours.

By Chris Morse

A neat new Resident Evil 2 trailer has surfaced and this one is interactive (in a sense). The new video plays through an early portion of the game's cinematics and gives you a choice at the end, via YouTube, to continue through to another video. Naturally, the first choice is to follow Leon or Claire, much like the game itself, but each character gets another choice at the end of that particular video, with each branch showing different footage from each campaign.

It's a cool idea that features just under 4 minutes of footage in general, presenting a new look at the game ahead of its release in a fairly unique way. You can start over from the beginning of the video above to see all of the different branches and then read on for even more trailer goodness.

A new ad also surfaced on the official Japanese YouTube account for the series and this one shows some cinematic footage from the remake that we haven't seen at all up until this point, including several key story beats as well as the train, which presumably still makes an appearance towards the end of the game. Check out this ad below.

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

Resident Evil 2 arrives on January 25th, 2019 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo