Resident Evil 2 Remake is now Official!

Capcom has officially announced a HD version of Resident Evil 2 is in development. According to VideoGamer, the iconic survival horror game will be a complete visual overhaul and offer improved controls. The remake will be directed by Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, commonly known as “H”, who spearheaded Resident Evil HD. In a passionate video message, H said:

“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.”

“It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have pushed the project to get approved,”  

“The team here at Capcom Japan really appreciates fans’ passion and support and will do our best to bring fans what they really want.”

Resident Evil 2 is sometime off so it’s unknown which platforms it will arrive on. Presumably, it will release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One but could also feature on the Nintendo NX.  As a huge survival horror fan, Resident Evil 2 felt like a mesmerizing experience and signifies an era when the Resident Evil games were actually terrifying. Personally, I preferred it to the original and cannot wait to revisit it in a high-resolution.

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Blackpowder Games Unveils Studio And Debut “Betrayer”

Seattle-based indie game developer Blackpowder Games has revealed Betrayer, an eerie and atmospheric first-person action adventure game for the PC. Betrayer is the self-funded debut of the studio, which was founded by ex-Monolith developers best known as the creative team responsible for the No One Lives Forever series and the original F.E.A.R.

“We wanted to get back to crafting games more intuitively,” said Creative Director Craig Hubbard. “There’s a sense of discovery and excitement when you navigate by instinct rather than market research and open yourself up to opportunities that arise during development.”

Betrayer washes you ashore in the New World in 1604, where you’re expecting to join a struggling English colony on the Virginia coast. Instead you find only ghosts and mysteries in a land drained of color and life. You’ll build up an arsenal of weaponry including muskets, crossbows and throwing axes, collecting untold treasures along the way. Chart your own course through an untamed wilderness teeming with danger and discovery as you search for survivors and unravel the colony’s many mysteries, including the identity of the strange, silent woman in red who helps from afar.

Betrayer is set to release as a Steam Early Access title in August. The game is powered by the latest award-winning Unreal Engine 3 technology.

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