"Resident Evil 2" updates reveal new details about Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield's revamped character designs. Capcom was able to discuss these changes at their panel for this year's San Diego Comic-Con event. The Japanese video game publisher also announced that the game will not have a VR mode feature. The game made its debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo event and players will revisit the zombie-infested town of Raccoon City in the next generation of game consoles. Players will reassume the roles of Leon and Claire as they escape the city and uncover its devious mysteries.

Capcom on updating Leon and Claire

According to VG 24/7, Capcom told the video game fans that Leon and Claire needed a fresh look since they are young and inexperienced in taking down zombies in Raccoon City. Players will easily notice Leon's "fresh-faced rookie look" compared to his older and mature appearance from the previous games. This will be a fitting look for him since this is his first day as an RPD police officer. As for Claire, her biker outfit will look in-line with her iconic introduction from the original game. Capcom also talked about designing the look and atmosphere of Raccoon City, which is more dark and wet. The events of the game will have a rainy setting and players will notice puddles and flooded areas within the city

Capcom brand manager, Mike Lunn, stated that the game is not a straight remake of the original, as they incorporated changes not just in visual and character designs, but also the gameplay structures.

The development team took off the zapping system from the original, as they felt it limits their gameplay status for their individual campaigns. However, Claire and Leon will still interact with one another during the story.

No VR mode for 'Resident Evil 2'

"Resident Evil 2" will not feature a virtual reality game mode. Game producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi told the Daily Star that they have no plans for VR.

“We’re not thinking about VR support currently, given that the camera perspective and the over-the-shoulder choice would mean that VR is not the best way to present the game,” Kanda told Daily Star. “VR doesn’t match the vision for us.”

Capcom incorporated first-person VR technology in "Resident Evil 7" and it proved to be an effective feature since players are easily startled or frightened. The producers stated in a previous interview that they used an over-the-shoulder camera view to add more fright factor and it will be more of a survival-horror game rather than an action game.