In recent years, the sort of games being played as distinct between PCs and dedicated home consoles has been experiencing something of a blurring through. By the time the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One have gotten to around their fourth year on the market, they were likely being used to play massive multiplayer online titles.

These include the likes of “Fortnite” and “Destiny 2,” which usually would have been the domain of PCs and laptops. That does not mean traditional console games are being pushed aside though. In fact, longtime arcade/console developer Capcom is just about to debut a remake of one of their classic PlayStation titles.

Return of a Capcom classic

On Friday, January 25, Capcom will release their heavily revamped and beautifully – horrifically – rendered retelling of “Resident Evil 2,” the second installment of their iconic survival horror action series. The original had come out on the original PlayStation back in 1998 and is fondly remembered as one of the best to carry the title.

Its remake, still featuring the misadventures of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield in the zombie-infested Raccoon City, will be coming this time not just to the PlayStation 4 but also the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

As Gamespot reports, with two decades of videogame tech advancement already passed, Capcom can afford to really go all out on redefining “Resident Evil 2” for a new generation of console (and PC) gamers.

The dual protagonist system from the original, which had connecting storylines for Leon and Claire split into two PS1 discs, is now unified in one game mode for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows. Choosing one of the characters to play through the game opens the connected scenario for the other one.

When the second character’s story is also cleared, all four “Resident Evil 2” scenarios are made available (dependent on which character was played first).

‘Resident Evil 2’ like new

In terms of gameplay, Capcom has masterfully integrated the features and mechanics that have been developed in later “Resident Evil” installments to make the “RE2” remake a more dynamic experience, according to Business Insider. But they also made sure to preserve the horror atmosphere of the original version, which has since been overshadowed by the action elements of its later sequels.

And the scary visuals look awesome in high definition.

The expanded story script also makes for a vibrant world, with Leon and Claire having fleshed-out characters to interact with even in a zombie-infested city.

Capcom’s “Resident Evil 2” remake was earlier available as a downloadable demo. Now the complete game released simultaneously in Japan and overseas, can be had for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, either in digital form or in game stores.

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