Resident Evil 2’s remake was quite surprising back at E3 2018, and it got even better than anticipated once it got playable. Interestingly, Capcom is open to the opportunity of remaking other titles in the franchise and even those which have already been remade.
Interviewed by Game Informer, RE2 director Kazunori Kadoi took the occasion to say that Capcom is evaluating case by case what it’s going to do with its classics and, while he doesn’t rule anything out, he doesn’t want to just cash in the nostalgia of video gamers, too.
“We want to get this one out the door, and see how it goes first,” said Kadoi. “We’ve got a lot of fans who ask for their favorite games, but we’re not going to commit to anything right now.”
“We’d like to keep our possibilities open for the future and see what makes the most sense when we come to it. We don’t want to feed just nostalgia. We want to bring [out] how people felt about the original games and if we can, reimagine it in a way so that it bridges the generation gap between people who played it 20 years ago and newcomers.”
Kadoi also addressed the possibility that Capcom could remake Resident Evil’s 2002 remake, which was built keeping the core gameplay of the original and is centuries away from what the Japanese company is currently doing on the follow up.
“Certainly enough time has passed that it wouldn’t be laughable to remake the remake. I personally think that would be an interesting thing to do,” he said.
“In regard to Resident Evil’s spiritual predecessor, Sweet Home, we don’t have the rights to that game anymore, because it was actually based on a movie, and that’s the reason Capcom started making Resident Evil in the first place and why you don’t see any rereleases. It’s off the table at this point.”
Resident Evil 2 is coming January 25, 2019.