Capcom Release A Resident Evil 2 Live Action Traileron January 24, 2019 by Reuben Mount
To celebrate the launch tomorrow, Capcom have released a brand new Resident Evil 2 live action trailer, which is inspired by the amazing 1998 production by George A. Romero. The trailer focuses on rookie cop Leon Kennedy and civilian college student Claire Redfield, trapped in the overrun Raccoon City.
Produced by UK creative agency SpecialGun Productions, the advert enlists crew from such high-profile productions as Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Crazy Rich Asians, Mission: Impossible, and Black Mirror, in order to bring the terrifying world of Resident Evil 2 to life. For frame of reference, we’ve linked both this new trailer and the original George A. Romero classic below, which you need to watch if you haven’t before.
The 2019 Live Action Trailer:
The classic George A. Romero Ad:
About Resident Evil 2
Using Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game. The classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives.
Going back and watching this old trailer reminds us that Romero was originally in line to direct the Resident Evil movies instead of W. S. Anderson, and now we’re a little sad. Oh, what could have been … What do you think of this new trailer? Will you be picking up Capcom’s latest survival horror title? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter and Facebook, and check back for more coverage of this and other Japanese titles.