One way or another, Resident Evil 2 is being remade. Three weeks ago, we peeked at Resident Evil 2 Reborn, a fan project that’s been in the works for years and was due to launch this summer. Then, last week, Resident Evil owners Capcom confirmed they have plans for their own official remake. Now, surprise surprise, the fan remake is off.
“Capcom called us up in advance of the announcement and asked us if we would mind stopping the project as they had longer term plans for a Resident Evil 2 Remake,” remakers Invader Games explain in a Facebook post where the Italian team “officialise the end of the works on Resident Evil 2 Reborn.” They’re okay with that.
“Contrary to what might be thought, this is wonderful news for us and, as fans, we’re so happy that Capcom has decided to take the lead of the project and to develop the remake awaited for years by everybody (nobody could bring back to life the masterpiece of 1998 better than the creators themselves).”
Invader note that Capcom “have invited us to a meeting to discuss further ideas.” They later say “we hope to focus soon on the biggest professional chance that we could get.” Perhaps Invader could work with Capcom – whether on a RE2 remake, or something else – or perhaps they have plans for a game of their own.
“We promise that the work done until now will be useful for future projects, we won’t disappoint your and our expectations,” they say. Here’s what could have been: