One of the most hotly-anticipated games in the pipeline right now is Capcom’s new take on
Resident Evil 2. The classic survival-horror game is being remade from the ground up with a new perspective in the Resident Evil VII engine, and early impressions are strong. Capcom will launch the remake early next year, and that could be just the beginning.
Capcom recently met with investors to discuss their financial results from the past quarter, and they also fielded questions about future projects. Capcom told investors that they expect the remake to be a million-seller, but more importantly, they see it as just one step in a larger strategy to utilize their existing library.
“This title is one of our major Consumer releases for this fiscal year, and accordingly we expect it to be in the “million-seller” class of titles. It was received very well at E3, and in order to tie this first success to actual sales we are working out our promotional strategy. Further, regarding remakes and re-releases of titles in our back catalog, we expect to explore these further with a variety of properties as a part of our strategy to utilize our library of IP.”
Resident Evil 2 Remake is a success, perhaps Capcom will look to the third game in the series next, or even the ever-popular Resident Evil 4. They also state they’re looking to apply this strategy to a “variety of properties,” which means other classic Capcom games could be in line for remakes as well.