Capcom has released an additional trailer and a press release that give a bit more information about the RE2 remake. In the video, you can see what looks very much like third-person gameplay a la Resident Evil 4 as Leon walks down some corridors in the darkened Raccoon Police Department and aims his gun at zombies.
This press release also has some important information such as:
- Coming to Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on the same date, January 25th, 2019.
- Both Leon and Claire are playable and have their own campaigns, just as in the original.
- The new third-person gameplay appears to be just one option, as the release says it "offers players a trip down memory lane with the original gameplay modes from the 1998 release."
I was initially very upset that this remake seemed to be unfaithful to the original gameplay of Resident Evil 2, but the press release makes it sound like we might also get something akin to the updated remake version of Resident Evil (?). None of that appears in the footage they've shown so far though, so I guess we have to wait and see just what "original gameplay modes" means.