An executive from Capcom clarified that the new "Resident Evil 2" title will be a complete remake, and not a remaster as previously reported by the company.
Despite the confirmation, important details such as its release date and notable changes are still unknown.
The confusion regarding the future of "Resident Evil 2" arose in October after the game developer released its financial results report, according to Cinemablend. Since gamers have already known that Capcom was planning on creating a "Resident Evil 2" remake, they were surprised after seeing upcoming project as a remaster on the business report.
Of course, the terms remaster and remake are very different things as these could determine the quality of the gameplay experience of the upcoming game. It also didn't help that Capcom has a history of releasing both remastered versions of previous "Resident Evil" titles.
Fortunately, Stuart Turner, the senior marketing director for Capcom UK ended the confusion by stating that the new game will feature a complete overhaul.
"Seems to be a few people picking up a mistranslation in our own investor report," he tweeted. "['Resident Evil 2'] will be a full from the ground up remake not a remaster."
Turner also noted that a correction has been already been made on the financial report which now lists "Resident Evil 2" as a remake.
As noted by IGN, Capcom also released an announcement stating that the company is working on a new version of the game.
"You've been telling us for years that you want 'Resident Evil 2' to be remade and we haven't been able to make it happen...until now," the company stated. "We at R&D Division 1 will do our best to take on your feedback and deliver the gameplay experience you've been waiting for."
Despite the updates from Capcom, it is not yet clear when the company will official launch the remake of "Resident Evil 2." The studio also has not yet provided details regarding how the new version will be different from the original title. It is also not yet clear which consoles and platforms the remake will appear on.
"Resident Evil 2" originally came out for in January of 1998 for the first PlayStation console, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast and GameCube.
Set in the fictional Racoon City two months after the events of "Resident Evil," the game follows the story of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they venture into an area infested with zombies and mutated creatures.