Today marks the 25th anniversary of the popular horror sequel Resident Evil 2, which was created and released by Capcom. Resident Evil 2, which debuted on January 21st, 1998 for the PlayStation, won plaudits for taking the horror genre to a whole new level.
When a recreation of the 1996 classic was released in 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, it was then presented to a much younger audience. It garnered positive reviews from both critics and fans, just like the original. The original is only 2 points behind the remake with a score of 89 on Metacritic, which is currently an amazing 91.
Famous video game creator Hideki Kamiya, who left Capcom in 2006 to co-found his own firm, PlatinumGames, directed the first iteration of Resident Evil 2. Kamiya’s most well-known work since leaving Capcom is the Bayonetta series he developed for PlatinumGames.
Resident Evil 2, despite being one of the most notorious horror games ever, had its production totally restarted. Shinji Mikami, the game’s producer, apparently was unsatisfied with the outcome at the time. Internally, the canceled remake of RE2 is now known as Resident Evil 1.5.
Resident Evil 2 was initially launched for the original PlayStation in 1998, but if you can believe it, it also received ports to the Nintendo 64, GameCube, Dreamcast, PC, and even Game.com! It didn’t take Capcom long to begin production on a sequel either; Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was released in 1999, a year after the first game.
After the enormous success of the Resident 2 Remake in 2019, Capcom also created and released a remake of Resident Evil 3 in 2020. Fans are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of a Resident Evil 4 Remake, which was announced last year and is scheduled to release on March 24th, to continue the success of these remakes.