New ‘Resident Evil 2’ Tidbits Revealed From Foreign Press

Really, when you think about it, Capcom didn’t necessarily need to drop any more big surprises at The Game Awards 2018 for their upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2. Rather, you just leave it to the press. Lucky for us, the French Resident Evil fansite Biohazard France packaged all of the more notable bits and pieces that have come out recently from places like 4Gamer, Game Spark, IGN Japan, Dengeki and Game Watch into one big post for fans to salivate over.

While I’m not going to reiterate all of the points (since there’s a lot), here are a few noteworthy pieces:

  • Earlier in development, Capcom wanted to release the game in time for RE2’s 20th anniversary (something many of us were hoping for), but that proved to be too limited a timetable. Hence, the 21st anniversary week is the compromise.
  • The game focuses a lot more on Adventure-type elements instead of all-out action, such as puzzles and exploration. And, if you do try to kill everything, you’ll find yourself quickly running out of resources, and end up in a worse spot than if you were frugal.
  • Capcom felt that zombies being easily killable and easy to manage would undercut the fear element, and sought for the enemies enemies to be more of a hurdle, rather than an easily-overcome obstacle.
  • That being said, if you want to play the game closer to its original incarnation, there’s an optional “auto-aim” mode (that is off by default) which locks onto enemy weakpoints when aiming at them to make zombies take a more definite number of bullets, rather than you relying on your own ability.
  • Capcom tested Fixed Camera, First-Person, VR, and Behind-The-Shoulder views, but they ultimately decided that the Behind-the-Shoulder camera was the best for the game.
  • On remaking Leon and Claire, Capcom wanted Leon to come off as being courageous and with a sense of justice, but also being unprepared for what he finds in the game. As for Claire, she’s spunkier, but has more of a maternal side.
  • Capcom knew that HUNK & Tofu were needed in the remake.
  • Elza’s costume (the one you get for Claire when you Pre-Order the game) is there because Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi really likes Elza.
  • There is a “final scene” you unlock once you’ve completed both of Leon and Claire’s campaigns.
  • There is mention of additional modes past Tofu and HUNK, though Capcom are still “undecided”.
  • There are no new enemies, per se, but the existing enemies have undergone a bit of reimagining in some cases, such as the G-Mutant. William Birkin also has a few surprises with his mutations.
  • The RE2 logo highlights the “R” and the “E” to stand for “REmake” or “RE: Resident Evil 2”.
  • On potential future remakes, Capcom is focused on Resident Evil 2 at this point, though obviously, the door is open.

In addition, as reported by Game Revolution, Resident Evil 2 has been rated Mature by the ESRB. However, one line of the ruling about “In-Game Purchases” has understandably caused some anger for some fans. No one wants a “pay to win” scenario (myself included). However, when you step back and think about what this actually means, it does make sense.

From what we know so far, Capcom really doesn’t have any plans for an in-game currency in RE2. Their other upcoming game, Devil May Cry 5, will have microtransactions. But they aren’t obtrusive, and are entirely optional. So, where does that leave Resident Evil 2?

Well, there’s a very real possibility that the “In-Game Purchases” amount to snagging the Deluxe Edition goodies from the main menu, which would make sense for those who don’t want to pay for the physical Deluxe Edition, and want the option to purchase them down the road. That’s all.

And even if Capcom wanted to introduce microtransactions into the game, why leave it until the last minute to announce it? It seems pretty dumb from a marketing standpoint to suddenly spring that on players at this point. And given that Capcom has hyped the game to the moon, why risk hurting sales by sneaking this in at the last minute?

Resident Evil 2 arrives for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25, 2019.

Birkin Family Highlights Latest ‘Resident Evil 2’ Clips

Oh hey, it must be that time again where Capcom is posting more “Report” clips from Resident Evil 2! And these ones are doozies.

The short-but-sweet clips focus primarily this time on the Birkin family, as well as everyone’s favorite asshole chief of police, Brian Irons. And yes, the one clip does give us another glimpse of William Birkin in his G1 form, wielding his pipe. All we need now is a clip of Ben Bertolucci with the mother of all chestbusters.

Resident Evil 2 hits the ground running for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25, 2019.





Modder Brings Thomas The Tank Engine Into ‘Monster Hunter World’ With Expected Terror

Modders are a quirky bunch. They come up with some awesome ideas, but also happen to come up with some really odd and disturbing ones. Case in point: When modders got ahold of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, they replaced the dragons in the game with the legendary “Macho Man” Randy Savage (complete with voices). Then they went one step further and replaced the dragons with Thomas The Tank Engine.

And now, they’ve done the same thing with Capcom’s Monster Hunter World.

Hot on the heels of the Iceborne expansion announcement, the Thomas the Eater of Elder Dragons mod by UberGrainy comes along to terrify. Out is the elder dragon Nergigante, and in is the soulless smile and stare of a locomotive. Oh, he has no animation, and his hitboxes are the same as Nergigante. Have fun trying to figure out where to hit him.

Capcom Announces Iceborne Expansion and ‘The Witcher 3’ Collaboration For ‘Monster Hunter World’

Capcom has today revealed Monster Hunter World Iceborne, a massive new expansion to the base Monster Hunter World game and also announced a collaboration with CD Projekt Red for The Witcher 3.

The Iceborne expansion features new quest ranks, locales, monsters, moves, and equipment, and is the size of expansions to previous Monster Hunter title Generations. It’s set for an Autumn 2019 release.

The Witcher 3 collaboration comes along earlier, somewhere at the front end of next year and will allow players to become Geralt of Rivia and slay a whole new set of monsters. It’s the second mashup Geralt has been involved in after he appeared in SoulCalibur VI recently.

You can view the trailer for that below.

Both will appear on PS4 and Xbox One, with PC joining in the expansion fun a bit further down the line.

It’s great to see Capcom supporting Monster Hunter World far beyond its first year. It’ll be exciting to discover a new area and the beast held within.

Capcom Releases a Batch of New RESIDENT EVIL 2 Clips

After years of anticipation, the remake of Resident Evil 2 is finally set to be released next month, and to say we’re excited is something of an understatement. Capcom seem to be aware of the hype surrounding their game, because they have released yet another batch of short gameplay snippets to give us a tease of what to expect. Whilst most of these clips are only a few seconds long, they still make us desperate to head back to Racoon City.

In addition to giving us a look at popular character Ada Wong, the brief videos also showcase elements which have been staples of the Resident Evil series since day once, including typewriters and terrifying zombie dogs. Have a look at the clips below and let us know in the comments which is your favorite.

In addition to the short clips, we also recently reported on an extended gameplay video showing Claire Redfield being menaced by Lickers, creatures named after their enormous tongues. This footage also displayed Claire taking out a bunch of zombies, and the results reaffirm our belief that Resident Evil 2 will be the goriest game in the entire franchise. This was because we learned that the zombies will react differently depending on which body part you shoot. For instance, a shot to the knee will cause it to limp, and, naturally, scoring a headshot will make it go down permanently.

You might want to save up any money your friends and relatives give you for Christmas, because Resident Evil 2 will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25.

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Zombies, Dogs and Typewriters in New ‘Resident Evil 2’ “Report” Clips

If you’re bummed out that Capcom didn’t drop a few more tidbits from their upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake at The Game Awards on Thursday night, not to worry. Capcom have released five more bite-sized Report videos to keep the anticipation going.

The clips are again laughably short, but they do the job of getting us wanting more. This time, we get new glimpses of Ada Wong, the iconic Save Room with typewriter, the zombies that will break through the windows in the police station hallway, the return of the zombie dog, and a clip of Leon arriving at the gunshop.

You can check out the first five Report videos here, and the second set here.

Resident Evil 2 comes home for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on January 25, 2019.





[The Game Awards 2018] ‘Devil May Cry V’ Gets Xbox One-Exclusive Demo, New Trailer And More

Dante and company will be available for an exclusive demo starting today on Xbox One.

As revealed last night at The Game Awards (along with a brand new trailer), Capcom’s Devil May Cry V will have a downloadable demo featuring Nero on the streets of Red Grave City. The demo is exclusive to Xbox One for the time being, so PlayStation 4 owners (and PC gamers) will have to wait.

In addition, Capcom also revealed some multiplayer details, as well as the returning Bloody Palace Mode. Coming to the game as a free update shortly after launch, Bloody Palace Mode is an elimination-style mode that puts the player up against hordes of fast-approaching enemies and bosses until they reach the end. As for the multiplayer portion, there’s the new Cameo System. While online, players can jump into other players’ games as they battle demons around Red Grave City to assist. Host players can then rate the other’s cameo in-game (if they’re feeling generous).

Finally, there’s the new trailer, which sheds some light on the mysterious V character we’ve seen alongside Dante and Nero. Unlike the flashy and brash styles of the two veterans, V can summon three different demons to assist in battle: Shadow, a panther-like creature that changes his shape for close-range attacks, Griffon, a bird demon that can not only carry V across the map, but also rain lightning bolts, and Nightmare, a gigantic demon that packs hard hits that can also fire beams of light to destroy any approaching foes.

I don’t know about you, but between Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake and Devil May Cry V, there’s going to be some tough choices to devote your playing time to next year.

Devil May Cry V launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 8th, 2019.

[The Game Awards 2018] ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Wins Big, ‘God of War’ Wins Bigger

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 took home the lion’s share of the awards tonight at The Game Awards 2018, but it was Sony Santa Monica that snagged the big one.

Nominated in eight categories, the action-Western game took home the awards for Best Narrative, Best Score/Music, Best Audio Design and Best Performance. It was also nominated in Game of the Year and Best Game Direction, but lost out in both categories to God of War. The return of Kratos was also nominated in eight categories, and also took home the award for Best Action/Adventure Game.

Capcom’s wildly successful RPG Monster Hunter World took home the award for Best RPG, and was also nominated for Game of the Year and Best Multiplayer Game. Speaking of which, Epic’s Fortnite snagged the latter award, as well as Best Ongoing Game.

For a full list of the nominees and winners, you can pop over to The Game Awards official site.

Numbskull Designs Unveils Officially-Licensed ‘Resident Evil 2’ Merch

So you didn’t have the money for that Premium Edition typewriter. Or even the GameStop Exclusive Collector’s Edition. Yet, you still want some Resident Evil 2 remake stuff before the game hits store shelves (and digitally) next year. Leave it to Numbskull Designs to help!

Aside from your usual pins, keychains, mugs and t-shirts (though they’re all pretty cool-looking), Numbskull also has a “Resident Evil 2 Zombie Candle” that is “Scented with the smell of a rotting zombie.”. Not sure what you’d do with 40 hours of burning zombie in your home, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

Numbskull also has leftover licensed merchandise from Resident Evil VII, which again includes the usual, but also a VR-inspired “4D Candle” that smells like the Baker House. This one only lasts 20 hours, so if you really wanted to, you could grab two of those candles, grab the RE2 zombie-scented one, and save them for when Resident Evil 2 comes out on January 25th, 2019, and play both games back to back.

Hell, I’d pay to watch that stream.

New ‘Resident Evil 2’ Clips Reveal Mr. X, Sherry and Ada Gameplay

It seems that earlier leaks were leading up to today, as Capcom have released new gameplay footage for the Resident Evil 2 remake that shows not only shows off Ada Wong in Leon’s game, but also Sherry and Mr. X on Claire’s side!

Claire’s video opens to her trying to stop Mr. X aka Tyrant model T-003, albeit in vain. No longer does the big guy go down, as he’ll be momentarily stunned, but then resume his pursuit. And no closed doors are here to save you this time. Acid and fire rounds don’t phase him, and as you’ll see, the moments where you’re running away in a darkened room are ripe with fear. From then on, Sherry’s new section is detailed, where she must escape an orphanage that may or may not have zombie kids in it.

On to Leon’s gameplay, where you enter the gunshop as in the original game, but this time things have been reworked once again. And this time, the gunshop’s owner, Robert Kendo, isn’t so willing to buy Leon’s story. From there, Ada gets in her gameplay, and is wielding a gadget that she uses to find wiring behind concrete in order to solve a puzzle. From there, we transition to Leon again, who is down in the sewers. No alligator this time (though it’s still there). Instead, he faces off against something entirely new, and appropriately disgusting.

Enough of me gabbing. Watch the videos, already. January 25th, 2019 can’t come soon enough.


In addition to those videos, several outlets (including non-English ones) have their own gameplay videos, which feature more footage not seen in the above videos. Thanks to RelyOnHorror for spotting these!