At its E3 2018 press conference by revealing two trailers for the Resident Evil 2 remake and some gameplay footage. The first cinematic trailer starts off from the viewpoint of a rat (presumably one of the vermin that spreads the zombie-creating T-Virus throughout Raccoon City) as it watches a man being killed by one of the undead.
The Play Station maker also gave us something better: a confirmed release date. The zombie is then shot by Leon, one of the game's two heroes.
In a nice nod to the original game's roots, the rat crawls past an original Play Station prior to the gore.
The trailer then flashes to various familiar images including Claire (the game's other hero), a horrifying Licker, officer Marvin Branagh (offering advice on zombie killing), lost child Sherry Birkin and possibly the relentless Mr. According to Capcom's press release, the "game has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience.
Using Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game." The company offered further details in a blog post.
"If you know the classic Raccoon City Police Department like the back of your hand, some parts of the station might look familiar, but don't let the similarities fool you.
While many of the locations may look similar in design to the one in the original game, this museum-turned-police station is full of surprises for both seasoned veterans and newcomers alike," Kellen Haney, a Capcom social media specialist, said in the post.
"Various puzzles to solve and completely new areas to explore await those who dare to set foot inside the expansive building.
With a new over-the-shoulder camera offering a different perspective on the cramped passageways and massive foyer, you'll need to keep your wits about you if you want to survive the nightmares that lurk around every corner." The second trailer showcases the over-the shoulder camera as Leon faces off against the zombie hordes in the police department, aka the RPD.
The game was playable on the E3 show floor, with a demo that showed Leon's first steps into the RPD.
The action seems like a cross between the beloved Resident Evil 4 and the generally disliked (but more modern) Resident Evil 6.
We see Leon exploring the police station's main hall and east wing, some nasty encounters with zombies and an unlucky fellow cop, as well as his first meeting with Marvin (who's more active than he was in the original game).