Resident Evil 2 2019 is one of the biggest games of 2019 and it’s launching in a few weeks. Whereas 2018 was light in horror titles 2019 will be filled with them and leading the charge is Capcom. But before you pick up this zombie survival title there are some things you should know. Here are 5 things you should know about Resident Evil 2 2019.

5. Not a Remake

Despite its modern look Resident Evil 2 2019 is not a remake of the original game. It’ll remain loyal to the canon lore established by the original title. It will feature modernized visuals and a third-person perspective pioneered by Resident Evil 4 but don’t expect a complete change.

4. New Content

Resident Evil 2 2019 may feature the same narrative from the original but that doesn’t mean it’ll be a 1-1 recreation. Capcom has confirmed that there will be new areas and changes to certain situations within the game. This is to keep things fresh for veterans who played the original. One new area confirmed is the Orphanage.

3. Fourth Survivor and Tofu Modes Confirmed

Back in December, Resident Evil 2 producer and senior manager Yoshiaki Hirabayashi confirmed that the modes will be in the game to Trusted Reviews.

“Of course! Yes!” Hiarabayashi said, via a translator, when asked if Resident Evil 2 will maintain its fun alternative modes as well as offering an incredibly visceral upgrade on the PS One 1998 classic. “Both the Fourth Survivor and Tofu modes will be included in the game.”

For those unaware about these modes, in the original game if you beat the game with A ranking for both Leon and Claire you would unlock HUNK as a playable character. This special operative for the Umbrella Corporation trying to escape with the G-Virus. If you completed the mode 6 times in a row in under 2-hours you would unlock Tofu mode which swapped HUNK’s character model with a piece of Tofu.

It’s unclear you’ll unlock these modes but since they’re in the game players can look out for them.

2. PS4 Pro and Xbox One X Enhancement

It has been confirmed that PS4 Pro and Xbox One X gamers can opt into 2 options. You can increase the resolution to 4K and 30 fps or play at a lesser resolution but increase the fps to 60.

  1. No VR Support

Those hoping for a VR supported campaign will have to stick to Resident Evil 7. Since the game has been made for a third-person view having VR support wouldn’t clash with the game. Speaking with the Daily Star Tsuyoshi Kanda stated:

“We’re not thinking about VR support currently, given that the camera perspective and the over-the-shoulder choice would mean that VR is not the best way to present the game,” explained Tsuyoshi Kanda. “VR doesn’t match the vision for us.

Resident Evil 2 2019 will launch on January 25th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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