Resident Evil 2 Remake Uses Over-the-Shoulder Camera Like RE4

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Sony's E3 2018 press conference was home to a trailer for the Resident Evil 2 remake, primarily showcasing cinematics and teasing its existence.

Twenty years later, the new Resident Evil 2 sees the nightmare return, now with unprecedented levels of immersion as seen in last year's acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard.

So far, it looks as though the Resident Evil 2 remake is going to be faithful to the original game while also delivering something new for fans to sink their teeth into. For more, check out the other Resident Evil 2 trailer.

We're due to see the game in detail tomorrow, when E3 proper begins. Players can expect fresh take on the stories of Claire and Leon, as they move around the city in a desperate effort to stay alive.

Playing as Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy, Capcom is swapping out the original fixed camera viewpoints for an over-the-shoulder view. The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city.

In a press release, Capcom said the "game has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience".

The remade version of the same game will be arriving more than 20 years later on January 25, 2019, though Capcom has started accepting preorders today. WithCapcom's proprietary RE Engine powering a new photorealistic style, the characters themselves appear sharper than ever and the grotesque hordes of zombies are brought to life with a horrifyingly realistic wet gore effect.

The cool thing is that players will be returning to the ominous dark, and zombie-infested streets of Raccoon City.

Step into the rookie shoes of both heroes - Enjoy separately playable campaigns for both Leon and Claire, allowing players to see the story from both characters' perspective.