'Resident Evil' 2 remake confirmed by Capcom, to be produced by Zero HD's Yoshiaki Hirabayashi

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The classic horror survival game for the PS1, Resident Evil 2, will be having a remake for the current gen consoles, and is already in development by Capcom.

According to a report by Videogamer, the remake will be produced by Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, who is also the producer of the Resident Evil Zero HD Remake.

While it is still unknown what platforms the remake will be on, and a release date is also still unknown, the project is surely in the works.

Also known as “H” of Capcom R&D Division 1, Hirabayashi made the announcement via a video posted over the official Resident Evil YouTube channel.

“We’re pleased to confirm that Resident Evil 2 has been approved for development,” a Capcom representative said in a statement provided to VideoGamer.

“As the title is only just starting its development cycle we unfortunately don’t have any additional information or assets to share at this time. However, for now we want our fans to know that we appreciate all the feedback and support we’ve received on this title. We’re looking forward to delivering this highly anticipated Resident Evil experience that fans have been waiting for.”

“You’ve been telling us that you want Resident Evil 2 to be remade,” said “H” in the video announcement, “and we haven’t been able to make it happenuntil now. 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.”

Originally launched for the PS1 system back in 1998, Resident Evil 2 tells the story of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, as they attempt to survive and eventually escape Raccoon City, a place now filled by zombies. The game also had a PC, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast and GameCube versions.

Meanwhile, another Resident Evil remake, Resident Evil Zero HD, will be released for the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC early 2016.