Largely thanks to the success of Monster Hunter World, Capcom is enjoying a record year. The publisher plans on continuing that momentum in the next fiscal year, as it plans on releasing “2 major titles” by the end of March 2019, according to its latest financial report. While it didn’t specify what those titles would be, it’s quite possible that one is the Resident Evil 2 remake that has been in development for a few years.
The Resident Evil 2 remake was announced back in 2015, but since its initial announcement, Capcom has shared virtually nothing about the game. Considering this, it seems fans are overdue for news on the title, and now that Capcom has wrapped up its post-launch support for Resident Evil 7, it seems that a Resident Evil 2 remake announcement could come as soon as E3 next month.
While Capcom hasn’t shared much about the Resident Evil 2 remake in terms of concrete details, there have been some leaks that may reveal what direction the game is going in. According to the leaks, the Resident Evil 2 remake will be making some major changes when compared to the original release, such as abandoning fixed camera angles for an over-the-shoulder camera as used in Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6.
Whether or not that’s true remains to be seen, but with the game having been in development for about three years, it seems like fans will find out sooner rather than later. And if the Resident Evil 2 remake is one of the “major titles” Capcom is referring to, that means fans can expect it to launch by the end of March 2019, so maybe it will aim for a January release like Resident Evil 7 and Monster Hunter World.
Another possible game Capcom could be referring to is Devil May Cry 5. Rumors have been swirling about Devil May Cry 5 for months, with the game expected to be showcased at events like the PlayStation Experience and The Game Awards, only for it to be missing in action. Hideaki Itsuno is rumored to be directing the game and has teased that it’s nearing the end of its development, so it’s not out of the question that an announcement could come at E3.
Of course, Capcom could be referring to two completely different games than Devil May Cry 5 and the Resident Evil 2 remake, though they seem to be the most likely candidates for its next major titles. Either way, fans of Capcom’s games should be sure to tune in to E3 2018 in June for more information.
Resident Evil 2 remake is in development for unspecified platforms.