Resident Evil 2 Producers on the Classic Scenes You’ll See in the Remake

Kicking off in a rodent’s point-of-view, Resident Evil 2’s bait-and-switch trailer was a delightful surprise this E3. As I walk into an interview room at Capcom’s E3 booth, producers Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and Tsuyoshi Kanda hold up a soft toy version of the rat we saw in the trailer, and speak in a cartoonish high-pitch: “hello, my name is Kevin!”

It was an equally delightful start to the interview with the producers, two long-time Resident Evil 2 fans who decided to begin work on the remake three years ago with the intention of building something that touched their hearts, but also served as an accessible introduction to newcomers. “As a team, as a whole, we wanted to make something that was familiar and fresh at the same time,” said Hirabayashi. “That it would retrace the beats of the original game whilst also bringing something new.”

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