Capcom drop a brand new Resident Evil 2 trailer hours before launch

To celebrate the launch of Resident Evil 2 tomorrow, Capcom has released a brand new live action video. Inspired by the 1998 production by George A. Romero, the video focuses on rookie cop Leon Kennedy arriving at his first day on the job and civilian college student Claire Redfield, trapped in the overrun Raccoon City in search for her brother Chris. Produced by UK creative agency SpecialGun Productions, the advert enlists crew from such high-profile productions as Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Crazy Rich Asians, Mission: Impossible, and Black Mirror, in order to bring the terrifying world of Resident Evil 2 to life.

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About Resident Evil 2

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 classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives.

Resident Evil 2 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on January 25, 2019.

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