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Capcom returns to the HD remake well for Resident Evil 2

In a video published on YouTube today, Capcom’s Yoshiaki Hirabayashi confirmed plans to develop an HD remake of the company’s 1998 PlayStation survival horror game Resident Evil 2. …


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Capcom returns to the HD remake well for Resident Evil 2

In a video published on YouTube today, Capcom’s Yoshiaki Hirabayashi confirmed plans to develop an HD remake of the company’s 1998 PlayStation survival horror game Resident Evil 2. …


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Capcom Says ‘Yes’ To Resident Evil 2 Remake

Last month, Capcom asked fans if they were interested in seeing a Resident Evil 2 remake. Thanks to overwhelming support, the project is happening.

Producer Yoshiaki Hirabyashi (also know as “H”) created a video to thank fans and announce commencement of development. “It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have pushed the project to get approved,” he says. “The team here at Capcom Japan really appreciates fans’ passion and support and will do our best to bring fans what they really want.” 

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The game will be developed by Capcom’s R&D Division 1. H says that he and his team will continue to post updates as they are available, but it’s going to be some time before there’s significant news.

In the meantime, Resident Evil’s devoted followers have the Resident Evil 0 HD remake to look forward to. That’s due out in 2016.

 

Our Take
Once Capcom invited fans to chime in, this was practically a foregone conclusion. It’s great to see that one of the most beloved entries in the franchise is getting completely remade. We probably won’t be playing it until late next year (or 2017), but based on the quality of the Resident Evil 1 remake, it’ll be worth the wait.

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Resident Evil HD’s Producer Has Pitched Resident Evil 2 Remake To Capcom

Resident Evil HD producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi took to Resident Evil's Facebook page to announced that he has pitched a remake of Resident Evil 2 to his bosses at Capcom.

Hirabayashi shared the image above (which features Resident Evil's Japanese name, Biohazard) and wrote, "Right after the [Resident Evil] HD Remaster project was finished, I actually started putting together my ideas for this 'RE2 Project'. So, I just brushed it up and went to see my boss to present the basic concept of the project already…"

And that's where Hirabayashi ends the status update. Last week Capcom put out a request to fans for their honest and frank opinion about a Resident Evil 2 remake, and the comments were unsurprisingly positive.

[Source: Resident Evil on Facebook, via Gematsu]

 

Our Take
I would like for this to happen, and I really can't imagine Capcom saying no. The Resident Evil Remake that released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was the biggest opening in PSN history and that it sold over a one million downloads. I bet we'll be hearing about a Resident Evil 2 remake soon.

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Capcom has the power of gambling to thank for its latest gains

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Capcom Reports Strong Financial Performance And Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Sales

Capcom is among the companies reporting strong performance for its most recently completed quarter. The company began the fiscal year with a strong start, with increases in sales, operating income, and net income.

Sales increased by 51.9 percent, operating income by 59.8 percent, and net income by nearly 105 percent during the period. During the same quarter last year, the company reported a net loss of ¥765 million ($ ). This year, income checked in at ¥1.6 billion ($ ).

Capcom cites strong sales of Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition as a driver of its performance. The company notes that its online and mobile titles didn’t bring in as much, largely due to a lack of major releases.

[Source: Capcom]

 

Our Take
With Capcom soliciting feedback about a potential Resident Evil 2 remake, the company clearly knows that fans will buy updated versions of its past hits. With Resident Evil Zero HD and Street Fighter V coming (both likely to be huge performers), Capcom just needs to keep the blend of classic revivals and new titles in balance.

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Capcom Reports Strong Financial Performance And Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Sales

Capcom is among the companies reporting strong performance for its most recently completed quarter. The company began the fiscal year with a strong start, with increases in sales, operating income, and net income.

Sales increased by 51.9 percent, operating income by 59.8 percent, and net income by nearly 105 percent during the period. During the same quarter last year, the company reported a net loss of ¥765 million ($ ). This year, income checked in at ¥1.6 billion ($ ).

Capcom cites strong sales of Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition as a driver of its performance. The company notes that its online and mobile titles didn’t bring in as much, largely due to a lack of major releases.

[Source: Capcom]

 

Our Take
With Capcom soliciting feedback about a potential Resident Evil 2 remake, the company clearly knows that fans will buy updated versions of its past hits. With Resident Evil Zero HD and Street Fighter V coming (both likely to be huge performers), Capcom just needs to keep the blend of classic revivals and new titles in balance.

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Capcom Wants Your Honest And Frank Opinion About A Resident Evil 2 Remake

Capcom recently put out a call on the official Resident Evil Facebook page for fans to explain why it should remake Resident Evil 2.

On the Resident Evil Facebook page Capcom opens the floor for comments with the following:

Hello Resident Evil fans!

This is Capcom R&D Division 1!

First off, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to all Resident Evil fans, for your passion, enthusiasm and continued support for the Resident Evil brand.

Enthusiasm for a Resident Evil 2 Remake is something we've been hearing from you over the years, and has drawn some recent attention in the media.

However, as the team owns the RE brand, we're not certain how we feel about this approach, and would like to ask your honest and frank opinion about the “Resident Evil 2 Remake” and what the brand identity is supposed to be about?

If you want to comment on the thread, you can do so by heading here.

[Source: Resident Evil on Facebook]

 

Our Take
This seems like less of a question of should Capcom take the time to do a remake of Resident Evil 2, and more of a question of, if we were to do it, what would you like about it? At least, that's what I think they are asking. The phrasing regarding what the brand identity should be about is strange. All Capcom needs to know is that the Resident Evil Remake that released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was the biggest opening in PSN history and that it sold over a one million downloads. I really don't know why there are any other questions after that.

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Capcom taking cues from F2P games in designing Street Fighter V

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Capcom taking cues from F2P games in designing Street Fighter V

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