Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabyashi has confirmed recent teases that a Resident Evil 2 remake is on the cards, through a newly released announcement video.
The short presentation is in Japanese, but helpfully has English subtitles as well.
“Thanks you for your great support on this Resident Evil 2 Remake Project! Thanks to your incredible passion and support, the project has finally been approved for development!” Hirabyashi says. “We at R&D Division 1 will do our best to take on your feedback and deliver the gameplay experience you’ve been waiting for. Just as I’ve been reaching out to you about the project via Facebook in the last few days, we will try to deliver news and messages about this project to you, the fans, directly.”
He adds that “some time” will pass before a further update about the project, so don’t expect a sudden glut of additional information just yet.
Platforms haven’t been announced, but given that the remastered version of the first (2002) Resident Evil remake came to PC in January, it seems fairly safe to assume we’ll get this one as well.
Here’s the video announcement.