The latest updates for "Resident Evil 2" reveal new details on the revamped sequel's development. Capcom producers, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and Tsuyoshi Kanda, told IGN during an interview that "RE2" is more than just a remake of the original and it will try to avoid the western action gameplay style.

Capcom also posted new photos of the game, comparing it to the original PlayStation title. The revamped sequel made its debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo three months ago.

It features the return of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield in Raccoon City as they investigate what happened to the town to find out who or what caused the outbreak.

More than just a remake

According to IGN, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and Tsuyoshi Kanda stated that "Resident Evil 2" is more than just a rejuvenated game from the first PlayStation console. It is rather an evolution of the survival-horror genre as they capitalized on the new RE Engine software from "Resident Evil 7" to make it more frightening and realistic for video game fans.

RE Engine is a great engine for trial and error, so our experience with previous titles using the same engine has greatly enhanced the new Resident Evil 2,” Kanda told IGN.

Hirabayashi added that the new game engine was very instrumental in developing the sequel, as many fans praised it when they played "RE7." The two producers also wanted to remain faithful to the "Resident Evil" name by avoiding the western action gameplay style of the previous titles, as they felt it alienated the fans.

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Capcom aims to make the revamped "RE2" the goriest and most violent entry in the popular survival-horror franchise and it is evident in how many mutilated bodies and blood splatters are spread around the levels. The game will also have changes to Leon and Claire's campaigns, but they will keep the story as close to the original as possible.

Comparing the old RE2 from the new

According to GearNuke, Capcom posted three new photos of "Resident Evil 2" on Twitter, comparing the character and levels designs of the game to the old PS1 title.

The three photos featured the Gun Shop Kendo building, Claire's first encounter of Sherry Birkin, and Ada Wong's first appearance in the story.

Claire, Ada, and Sherry's redesigns reflect the impressive power of the RE Engine as they appear more realistic than the previous games.

Claire's outfit is far cry from the original title as the developers wanted her biker clothes to be more feminine. Sherry still retains some the characteristics of her original design but they wanted her to be more mature than she looked. Lastly, Ada will wear a brown trench coat, scarf, and shades rather than her red cocktail dress.

The game will launch on January 25, 2019, for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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