Rumor: Resident Evil 2 Remake to Receive New Downloadable Content?

Recently datamined information is hinting that some kind of new content may be on the way to the survival horror remake.

By L.B. Lubomski

It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard any news from Capcom concerning downloadable content for this year’s highly-successful Resident Evil 2 remake. Following the release of the free “Ghost Survivors” chapters back in February, there has been nothing but radio silence, leaving many of us to speculate that the developers had moved on to new projects entirely. However, recent updates to the title on Steam are providing clues that something might be in the works, which may include new content.

The latest Steam update for Resident Evil 2 caused a new secret achievement to show up at the bottom of gamers’ lists. The achievement’s picture is a hastily drawn Japanese Kanji symbol translating to “placeholder” or “tentative,” while the title simply reads “EN_name.” Furthermore, it would seem new game branches have recently been created. These branches are generally used for internal development and testing of locked builds of a game.

Obviously, there is nothing definitive here but these hints seem to point towards something coming in the near future, whether it may be.

Resident Evil 2 is fast approaching its one-year release anniversary in January and a “Game of the Year Edition” is almost a sure thing and should feature all of the game’s content in one package. Whether or not that bundle will include brand-new story chapters, cosmetics, or weapons remains to be seen. As with all rumors, take this one with a grain of salt but we will keep our fingers crossed in anticipation.

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About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.