The highly anticipated remake of Capcom’s classic survival horror, Resident Evil 2, is now available. Fans can choose physical options from retailers worldwide and download options on their respective console digital storefronts. Capcom has rebuilt Resident Evil 2 from the ground up, offering a far more immersive and frightening Raccoon City experience compared to the 1998 original. We’ve recently received our review copy so we’re currently working our ways through the horrors.
Aside from obvious things like better graphics, the remake uses an over-the-shoulder camera as opposed to the fixed angle camera of the original. The game comes in three different versions, Standard, Deluxe, and the Collector’s Edition. The Deluxe Edition offers a DLC package that includes multiple new costumes for Leon and Claire, an Albert Model: Samurai Edge weapon, and the original RE2 soundtrack that players can enable during gameplay. The Deluxe Edition of the game also features reversible box art featuring Claire Redfield.
The GameStop exclusive Collector’s Edition of the game includes the Deluxe Edition, as well as extra physical items. Among them is a 12 inch statue of protagonist Leon S. Kennedy, the “Ben’s File” art book, a digital soundtrack, and a special poster. At the time of this post, the PlayStation 4 version is sold out, but the Xbox One version is still available. The Standard edition of Resident Evil 2 will cost you $59.99, the Deluxe $69.99, and the Collector’s Edition $199.99. Check out the launch trailer below and look forward to our review soon!
We hope everyone is enjoying the game like we are. It’s a terrifying rendition of a classic game and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Feel free to check out our preview from last year while you wait for our review. It’s already receiving critical praise from several outlets, so that’s always a good indicator. Fans who want a taste can even download and play the “1-Shot Demo” till January 31st. You’ll have thirty minutes so make them count! Are you ready to survive the undead hoards of Raccoon City?