'Resident Evil 2' remake may be set for 2018 release

Resident Evil 7

'Resident Evil 2' remake may be set for 2018 release

The next installment in Capcom's legendary horror series Resident Evil was announced last night at E3, and, if the trailer is any indication of what the final product will be like, it's looking to be quite a terrifying gaming experience. According to Capcom, Resident Evil 7 takes place after the events of Resident Evil 6 with the story focusing on a "foreboding, derelict plantation mansion in rural America". Capcom's post reads, "While Resident Evil 7 draws from the series' roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a whole new level of terror". There were also claims that Resident Evil 7 would be making its debut at this year's E3, which is a rumor that fans of the franchise were hoping to be true. Meanwhile, "Resident Evil 7 Biohazard" is slated for a 2017 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. I guess that's Sony's way at getting back at us Xbox One owners and our exclusive Dead Rising games.

There's a couple of reasons for said euphoria - for a start, Resident Evil 7 seems to have moved away from the World War Z-esque super zombie bore fest that made Resident Evil 5 and 6 so tiresome and forgettable.

Can we safely say that the days of horror versus action for the Resident Evil franchise are gone? "The time has finally come for everyone to enjoy VR in their own homes, [and] at PlayStation, we have a combination of the necessary processing and graphics power already built inside 40 million PS4s already sold worldwide".

"Capcom is able to achieve a shocking degree of visual fidelity thanks to the new and fully VR compatible proprietary in-house RE Engine". For those who want to try out the video game's mechanics right now, they can download the game demo called Beginning Hour on PlayStation Network if they have a PlayStation Plus subscription. But if you want to try it out for yourself (sans PlayStaton VR, obviously) the demo is now available from the PlayStation Store.

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