Resident Evil 2 is a remake of the 1998 Capcom title of the same name, originally released on the PlayStation. The remake is built on the RE Engine, which was also used for the development of Resident Evil 7: biohazard.
The 2019 remake will follow the same story as the original, but with a few enhancements and additions. Levels will also be slightly altered to provide a different experience, while the game now plays from an over-the-shoulder perspective similar to Resident Evil 4 instead of the original’s fixed cameras.
Resident Evil 7's sales have hit 12.4 million units, while Resident Evil Village stands at 8.3 million.
Meanwhile, Resident Evil 7 stands at 12 million units sold, while 2020's Resident Evil 3 remake stands at 7 million units.
Support for ray-tracing in both titles was dropped after a recent patch. However, there's still no word on Resident Evil 7: biohazard.
Capcom confirms that the recent removal of ray tracing options from its survival horror titles on Steam was a bug.
After recently stating that it would be removing the survival horror trio's non-ray tracing versions, Capcom has now done the exact opposite.
After that point, the survival horror trio will only be available on PC with enhanced settings, including ray tracing and 3D audio.
Here's how we currently rank all mainline games in Capcom's survival horror franchise.
Two stellar survival horror remakes- but which one comes out on top?
Resident Evil 3 (2020) is currently at 6.4 million units sold, while Resident Evil 7: biohazard has sold 11.7 million units.
"We are aware of the Resident Evil 2 remake's resounding success, and we are aware that the game is considered a benchmark on how to release a game anew after a long break," says Maciej Głomb.
Capcom's 2019 survival horror remake has had a massive impact on the games industry- here's how.
Capcom confirms the survival horror trio is now available on Nintendo's hybrid platform, exclusively via the cloud.
Resident Evil 2 Cloud arrives November 11. Resident Evil 3 Cloud releases on November 18, and Resident Evil 7: biohazard Cloud launches on December 16.
Nintendo and Capcom have announced that recent Resident Evil releases will be making their way to the Nintendo Switch as cloud versions.
11 Resident Evil games on PC are available in a new Humble Bundle that supports the Direct Relief charity. The bundle also features a 50% discount on Resident Evil Village.
Hopefully the upcoming remake will take plenty of cues from its predecessors in terms of both what to do and what not to do.
Capcom announces that the highly acclaimed survival horror remake has hit 10 million units sold since its launch in January 2019.
Due to an "overwhelming community response," PC players can now roll back to the previous versions without ray tracing and 3D audio.
The three acclaimed survival horror titles can be enjoyed on current-gen consoles with ray tracing, higher frame rates, 3D audio, and more.
Windows 10 (64-bit) and DirectX 12 will be mandatory on PC with the patch with previous system requirements no longer applying.
It looks like a native current-gen launch for the survival horror trio is imminent. A shadow drop announcement could be planned for the upcoming Capcom Showcase.
Capcom confirms that currently, there are no plans to release physical versions of the Resident Evil games for new-gen consoles.
Capcom confirms the upcoming trio of new-gen upgrades will be able to carry over previous-gen saves, while the DLC that comes with Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition will transfer over as well.
Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 will be releasing for current generation consoles with visual enhancements sometime later this year.
Meanwhile, Resident Evil 7 continues to see strong sales at 10.6 million units sold worldwide, while Resident Evil 3 stands at 4.9 million.
Resident Evil 7: biohazard has also sold 10.2 million units, becoming Capcom's second best-selling title of all time after Monster Hunter World.
Meanwhile, the Resident Evil 3 remake has sold 4.4 million copies worldwide, while Resident Evil Village stands at 4.5 million units sold.
Remaking a beloved horror game is no easy task. Thankfully, the upcoming Dead Space remake can take notes from a recent game that did just that.
Peter Fabiano has been a producer on the likes of Resident Evil 7, 2, Village, and Devil May Cry 5.
Battle of the stalkers.
Magnums, knives, rocket launchers, shotguns- you name it, we've got it.
Charting the growth and history of Capcom's iconic horror franchise.
From the Spencer Mansion to the streets of Raccoon City, Capcom's horror franchise has taken to several iconic locations- here, we rank all of them.
A long, long trip down memory lane.
Meanwhile, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy crosses 1 million sales.
Leon, Jill, Hunk, and more are (sort of) coming to The Division 2.
Monster Hunter World is still the best-selling title in Capcom's history though.
From the console home screen to the interiors of the RPD in just 20 seconds.
The survival horror remake has been a massive success for Capcom.
They plan for that to be 90% in the coming years.
The horror franchise is king of its world.
The first and only true king of video game horror.
Capcom can learn much about what to do and what not to do in their future RE remakes from their recent efforts.
Which of these relentless bioweapons is the better pursuer? Find out here.
From Tyrants to superhumans to everything else in between, Resident Evil has had some truly memorable final boss fights.
This is an intervention.
Some of the greatest Resident Evil monsters of all time
The series has collectively sold 95 million units worldwide.
Devil May Cry 5 sold 3.1 million units, the highest in the series' history.
A look at the highs and the lows of Capcom's legendary franchise.
The classic title was pitched for a remake long before it happened.
The survival horror game was beloved it seems.
The two remakes' stories will be much more connected than they were when the originals came out.
The two games will have a similar dynamic as the original releases.
The iconic enemy can be heard in the deep, dark night.
A new picture, a new tease?
In case you haven't played the game already (for some reason).
A link between the two games come in a mysterious new achievement.
Capcom eventually decided to split the releases to avoid significant delays.
The remake's sales now surpasses the original game.
Could a curious new update point to more post-launch content?
Okami HD, Mega Man 11, and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection also hit 1 million units sold.
Zombies crash into the world of Monster Hunter.
Bring back Dino Crisis already.
The survival horror franchise hits an impressive sales landmark.
Leon, Claire, and Mr. X enter the New World (along with a new weapon and Palico set).
Six years on from its initial launch, GTA 5 still continues to sell like hotcakes.
Capcom's 2019 megatons are continuing to perform very well commercially.
Over half the list belongs to the series.
The Japanese company is firing on all cylinders.
The likes of Resident Evil 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice also figure in the top 10.
Meanwhile, Monster Hunter World continues to chug along as well.
Resident Evil 2 also helped drive business performance for this past quarter.
The PC sale will end on May 6th, 10 AM PT.
Rewards such as additional modes and concept art, which could only be unlocked upon completion of certain challenges or the game, can now be unlocked with money.
The battle of the stalkers.
According to reports from an insider with a track record, Resident Evil is on track to become "almost annual for the next few years".
At that point, why even play the game?
The hat-wearing Tyrant has become more popular than Capcom ever imagined he would be.
An exceptional game getting the sales that it deserves.
Capcom’s horror action series crosses a major sales milestone.
Capcom is encouraged by PC sales for its recent titles.
Ahead of Resident Evil 2 and new Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
Resident Evil 2 is a modern classic, but there are some aspects of it that not everybody has enjoyed.
Ahead of Resident Evil 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3.
Resident Evil 2's audio director Kentaro Nakashima explains the process of creating the horrifying sounds of Capcom's recent masterpiece.
On top of a new twist on finding items and support for Trophies and Achievements.
Play as three new characters across different scenarios and try to survive.
Capcom has worked overtime to bring this legendary franchise back on track- but where do they go from here?
Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Resident Evil 2, and Pokemon Let's Go continue to perform as well.
With Resident Evil 2, Capcom have delivered one of the most ambitious and impressive re-imaginings of a video game we've ever seen.
The upgrades made to Resident Evil 2 by Capcom benefit Mr. X more than almost anything else in the game.
Meanwhile, FIFA 19 overtakes Kingdom Hearts 3 and Resident Evil 2.
Hideaki Itsuno is hopeful that Devil May Cry 5 will follow in the footsteps of recent breakout titles by Capcom.
Meanwhile, Realm Royale managed to beat Fortnite in the free-to-play category.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch is back to being the bestselling console after last week's blip.
The horrors of Raccoon City look even more horrifying.
How exactly does the remake differ from the 1998 classic?
Square Enix's long-awaited sequel sells more than double of its predecessor at launch.
Struggling to find the Boiler Room and the Club Key? Don't worry, we are here to help!
What secrets lay hidden in this grisly re-imagining of the 1998 classic?
It seems that both Kingdom Hearts 3 and Resident Evil 2 had healthy first week shipments and sell through rates.
Story and setting details on Resident Evil 8 are also part of this purported leak.
79 percent of players thus far have chosen Leon over Claire for their first playthrough.
Kingdom Hearts 3 sells over 600,000 units, while Resident Evil 2 crosses 250,000 sales.
Chris Redfield's character model from Resident Evil 7 has been discovered in the recently released remake's files.
Raccoon City is a dangerous and scary place- these tips and tricks will make your visit a little easier.
Total cumulative sales for the series hit 88 million units, as per Capcom.
Three "what if" stories presented for characters like the mayor's daughter and the gun shop owner.
A complete guide to infinite/unlimited ammo, S, S+ ranks, and finding all Mr. Raccoons.
A complete guide to every key item in the game.
Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi says Capcom will consider remaking Resident Evil 3 if fans really want it.
Capcom witnessed its biggest UK launch since Resident Evil 7 in 2017.
A complete guide to solving all in-game puzzles and safe code combinations.
A complete guide to increasing the player's inventory size and finding all the special weapons.
Romero's classic trailer for the original game is given new life.
Step into the grizzly horrors of Raccoon City- tomorrow.
Capcom's classic horror title returns, bigger and – hopefully – better than ever before.
You'll be required to download a blessedly small day one update.
Resident Evil 2 is a technical marvel and it offers a peek at what next-gen visuals might look like.
This re-imagining of Resident Evil 2 ranks as one of the best games this franchise has ever delivered.
Play through the re-imagined Resident Evil 2 as the blocky-looking Leon and Claire you remember from 1998.
The post-launch mode seems to be a randomizer split into three volumes.
And only 26 percent of total players managed to finish it.
Resident Evil 2 devs are focused on getting the remake out the gates first, but are evaluating DLC as well.
The top 5 remains unchanged in Famitsu's latest weekly charts.
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Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu is quite impressed with the upcoming remake.
Thankfully, it sounds like the game won’t pad its length out with pointless content, and be exactly as long as it needs to be.
This most delicious treat for T-virus zombies is a better survivor than it looks like.
What a true to the original remake!
Capcom gives updated details on the remake's PC version.
Only 29 per cent people have managed to complete it, though.
About the same size on all systems, then.
The demo will also include a brand new trailer for the game.
This one is going to be a hard Platinum.
Following the trend of Capcom games using Denuvo on PC.
Animal Crossing Switch leaps up into the top 5 as well.
The top 5 is dominated almost entirely by Square Enix games.
The upcoming remake is looking typically amazing.
A description for the demo was spotted on the Xbox Store.
Square Enix dominates the top 5 once again in latest Famitsu charts.
Kingdom Hearts 3 and Dragon Quest Builders 2 also rank close to the top.
Capcom has released a handful of new short clips for the upcoming remake.
Featuring some iconic scenes brought to new life.
Sherry Birkin, the new orphanage section, and other abominations also showcased.
That's surprisingly low for a AAA game in today's day and age.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake retakes the top spot yet again.
Kingdom Hearts 3 manages to hold on to the top spot.
That’s four times the amount of developers who worked on Resident Evil 6.
Claire takes on the horrifying Lickers in the newest video for the game.
The top 5 remains mostly unchanged in the latest Famitsu charts.
While Kingdom Hearts 3 reclaims the top spot yet again.
Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake continue their tug of war.
This is a look that works well for Leon Kennedy.
Meanwhile, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sees a slight drop in rankings.
The ongoing back and forth between Square Enix's upcoming behemoths continues.
Just to be clear though, this doesn’t mean they want to annualized their franchises.
Resident Evil 2 producer talks about how Capcom plans to heighten the atmosphere in the upcoming survival horror title.
Very obviously spooky, as all things Resident Evil should be.
You get to see some monstrosities in excruciatingly high detail!
Including her encounter with one very iconic boss from the original game.
But it will retain the DNA of Capcom, and of Resident Evil.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate performs strongly as well.
Other familiar faces like Sherry Birkin can also be seen in the latest trailer.
"Our aim is to cross the line that separates the fantastic from the realistic."
Claire Redfield takes on one of the most challenging enemies in the series.
This edition brings a 12" Leon figurine, an artbook, the OST, and more.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also charts high in the top 10.
Resident Evil 2 developers spill the beans on a lot of aspects of the game.
"We were a little taken aback by how well it has gone down."
Final Fantasy 7 Remake has now topped the weekly charts for 89 million years in a row.
Capcom reveals its financial earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.
Capcom Germany has announced that both titles will be playable at the Xbox booth.
Capcom feels the camera perspective would mean VR "doesn't match" its vision.
Capcom are taking the opportunity to improve upon the original classic however they can.
Resident Evil 2 is back and it's trying to terrify you in all new ways.
According to Capcom, the upcoming Resident Evil 2 is much more than just a 1:1 remake of the original.
Resident Evil 2 is ready to scare you all over again.
Capcom talks about camera systems and focusing on the current slate of platforms.
Capcom is targeting a "high frame rate" for the base Xbox One and PS4.
The classic modes, meant for hardcore players, are making a return.
Combat, cutscenes and plenty of gore paint this new gameplay footage.
Capcom also shares a few more details about the upcoming remake.
This classic descent into horror has never looked better.
That's not a very long wait!
Maybe an announcement at E3 is coming?
Kamiya gives his full support to those making the remake to one of his first titles
Resident Evil 2 Remake hints keep dropping everywhere.
Actually seeing even a trailer for the game before then might be nice, Capcom.
And he is elated now that it is happening.
Feedback from the much maligned Resident Evil 6 is being taken into consideration.
The remake will be built from the "ground up" according to Capcom.
We made it happen!