December Is Resident Evil 2 Preview Month

This past month has been a montage of Resident Evil 2 footage, which makes sense since the release now lies on the horizon. Capcom decided to grow the December library with several new snippets of footage, showcasing weapons, effects, and Leon’s ineptitude.

Like with the original game, our protagonists will carry a unique set of weapons. Those weapons can be found throughout the murky, zombie-infested world. The new snippets provide brief showcases of each design and… combat. Just another look at the grenade launcher, the shotgun, and a tiny glimpse of the knife.

For the record, Leon didn’t do anything with that knife, so we lack evidence of how useful a serrated edge will be against monsters.

Before today, Capcom gave us new footage and screenshots of Ada Wong with her new and classic apparel. She will be a playable character, but the extent of her role remains a mystery. Keep in mind that, though Resident Evil 2 is a remake, the devs consider it a new game with new content. Therefore, many elements and story cues may vary drastically from the original property.

Today provides little more than glimpses of what’s to come in Resident Evil 2, Soon, we may see more through an upcoming demo. According to the Microsoft Store, the remake has a demo that’s scheduled to arrive before launch. The only caveat is the length of the demo – It will be very short.


“This specially tuned demo allows you to experience the newly reimagined Resident Evil 2, but be warned: whilst you can continue as many times as you like after dying, you’ll only have 30 MINUTES to complete the demo. Take in the horror atmosphere at your own pace, or make a desperate dash to solve all the puzzles Raccoon Police Department has to offer? The choice is yours! Originally released in 1998, Resident Evil 2, one of the most iconic games of all time, returns completely reimagined for next-gen consoles. – Play individual campaigns for both Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield using an all new 3rd person view – Explore the zombie infested areas of Raccoon City, now stunningly re-built using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine. – New puzzles, storylines and areas Note: This demo is available until 1/31/2019. You must be signed in and have an active internet connection to play.”

Stay tuned for a release date on the demo. Resident Evil 2 is scheduled to arrive for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 25, 2019, and reports indicate that it will eat 21 GB of space.

Happy gaming.