Capcom’s had a terrific resurgence with its last few releases, and one of the reasons why is the RE Engine. As the name implies, it’s the tech that was built to power Resident Evil 7, and more recently it’s been used to bring us the excellent Resident Evil 2 Remake and Devil May Cry V. Now the best-reviewed publisher of 2018 says it has plenty more on the way using RE Engine.
Tag: Resident Evil 2
The Resident Evil 2 remake came out in January and it’s one of the best games of the year, so it’s natural that fans are hoping that other games in the series will get the full remake treatment – most notably the final game on the series on PlayStation 1, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. While there’s no official confirmation as of yet that a Resident Evil 3 remake is in development, Capcom seems to be teasing something RE3-related on its social media channels.
Nobody can – or should – stop Games Done Quick from coming around again for its usual summer edition this year, and the organisers of the charity speedrun event have revealed the full list of runs to expect at SGDQ 2019. As always, there are plenty of familiar favourites and new additions this year, and loads of interesting titles will carry us through the week.
By all accounts, this year’s remake of Resident Evil 2 from Capcom has been enormously successful, and is one of the best games of the year so far. According to the publisher, it shipped over three million copies on all platforms in its first week alone, but we’re more interested in how Resident Evil 2 has sold on PC – especially how it compares, sales-wise, to the other Resident Evil games.
Mr. X is the best part of Resident Evil 2, but he’s so thoroughly captured the imagination of players that we can’t help but want to make changes. Like replacing his spooky musical cue with X Gon’ Give it to Ya, or turning him into Thomas the Tank Engine, or pulling that trenchcoat off to reveal a tiny thong underneath. The latest option is, perhaps, too extreme. We can now get rid of Mr. X entirely.
Mr. X is a pretty scary guy – he stalks the Raccoon City Police Department hunting down Leon and Claire in Resident Evil 2, and he’s nearly unstoppable in his pursuit. So how do you make this leathery, trenchcoat wearing menace even scarier? Swap him out with Thomas the Tank Engine, of course.
With the success of the Resident Evil 2 remake and the upcoming release of Doom Eternal, it would seem that 2019 is gearing up to be a pretty good year for gory 90s shooters. And with those two games in particular riding high, it’s of little surprise that one modder has brought them together.
Beyond the updated graphics, one of the biggest changes introduced in the recent Resident Evil 2 remake was the removal of fixed camera angles. While the original games let you explore environments from a pre-determined viewpoint, the recent remake abandoned that approach in favour of a more modern, third-person set-up. But nostalgia is a powerful force, so one modder is doing their best to recreate the game’s original look.
One of the most effective things about the new Resident Evil 2 is the care Capcom’s artists lavished on its characters, which goes a long way toward selling its scares again, more than 20 years later. So why not completely ruin those and see what happens?
While Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is the game best-known for siccing a giant, unkillable monster on you, Resident Evil 2 got a taste of that sort of thrill with Mr. X. Despite stalking you with deadly implacability throughout more than one segment of the remake, X’s hat and trenchcoat – and the way he gingerly treats doors – has given him a sort of goofy charm. So much so that I’m ready to name ‘Mr. X gon’ give it to ya’ as the best gaming gag of 2019.