For the last few weeks, we’ve been publishing one article after the other on the imminent announcement of Resident Evil 2 Remake. But we may be getting ahead of ourselves. It’s happened before. Fans getting excited about a Resident Evil announcement ahead of E3, pumped up from so-called leaks just to be disappointed when no Resident Evil is announced.
It happened prior to E3 2011 with Resident Evil 6. Fans were certain that it would finally be revealed, and rumors had been making the rounds for months. At that time, our sister-site, Geimaku, even published an article after having talked to a Capcom employee and being told that an announcement was not going to take place. And yet fans kept their hopes up, theorizing leaks that were never there in the first place.
That same thing may be happening again with Resident Evil 2 Remake
All we know about the game is that “it’s coming”. Capcom confirmed this in 2015 with a video featuring the game’s producer. The publisher hasn’t shared any details since the initial reveal, however.
Recently a source close to the Resident Evil Remake project allegedly shared some details on the new game with the site Rely on Horror. According to the details, the game is likely to be announced during E3 next week. Other details include which engine will be used and the camera angle, and more.
Another reason everyone is hyped is Capcom’s latest financial report which mentions “2 major” games that will be released by the end of 2019. Fans believe one of these major games to be Resident Evil 2 Remake of course.
But the games referenced in the report could just as well be any other game, and not have anything to do with Resident Evil. One could be the next Devil May Cry, the last of which was released in 2013 to mixed reviews. The game was supposedly meant to be announced at PSX last year, but Capcom decided to save it for E3 of this year instead. The latest rumor comes from Austrian retailer Gameware where the game is listed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The listing does not reveal anything else about the title though.
The second major game referenced in the report could be Deep Down, a PS4-exclusive dungeon crawler that was announced way back in 2013. The title has been in somewhat of a development limbo since 2015 and no new details have been shared since that year. This week, Capcom extended the game’s trademark in the US, indicating the game is not dead.
I guess my point is, don’t get your hopes up. What is your take on this?
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