Resident Evil 2 Remake Could Influence The Series Future
Recently in a Gamescom 2018 interview with Italian website Everyeye, the remake’s Director, Kazunori Kadoi, acknowledged the overly fantastical qualities of Resident Evil 2’s original release. In doing so, Kadoi touched on how he and the team are working to “balance realism with entertainment.” Kadoi said:
" Our aim is to cross the line that separates the fantastic from the realistic. At times the original version was too prone to “fantastic”. And this aspect, when you try to propose a more photorealistic graphics and a more serious narrative tone, risks making everything a little out of context. On the other hand, however, if the hand is touched too much on realism, the game may no longer be so fun. And so we tried to balance realism with entertainment. So, on the whole, we have increased the level of realism within this remake, but without exaggerating."
Tsuyoshi Kanda, a producer on the project also said that while it’s too early to give a definitive answer, it is likely that Resident Evil 2 (should it be successful) could influence the future of the series.
" We do not know yet. Expect to see what will happen when the game comes out in January, but it is likely to happen."
All in all, this new release of a beloved classic could become something remarkably special. Resident Evil 2 is slated to release next year on January 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.