'Resident Evil 2 Remake' rumors: Possible release date, major changes

(Capcom)Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabyashi has announced on video the planned remake for "Resident Evil 2" and has said that Capcom will use social media in order to know what fans will want on the game.

When news of a "Resident Evil 2 Remake" first came out in 2015, fans of the iconic franchise were all pumped up in excitement. Since its announcement, however, nothing concrete has been revealed as far the game's definite release date and other aspects are concerned.

What fans can hold on to for now are the alleged leaked details that came out earlier this year posted on 4chan via GearNuke, noting the time window of the game's release. The rumor claimed that "Resident Evil 2 Remake" will come out sometime toward the end of 2018. A screenshot of the said rumor also made rounds online via Twitter, which pumped up the waiting fans.

Moreover, ScreenRant reported that there will be some key changes that may not sit well with fans of the franchise. Instead of applying the traditional, fixed camera angles, the upcoming game will feature an over-the-shoulder perspective. Furthermore, the game will be more focused on horror instead of action while the setting and aesthetics of the Raccoon City and its police station will receive a makeover.

As for the game's campaigns, it will only feature two instead of the original four, as the Hunk mission has also been scrapped. In addition, the crocodile boss was also scrapped, but on the flipside, the Sherry and Ada missions have been aptly expanded.

Meanwhile, Hideki Kamiya, the director of the original "Resident Evil 2" expressed his optimism on the project, as well as the upcoming game's director. "I heard that my friend is directing RE2 remake. Let's trust him & wait for a new information," wrote Kamiya on Twitter.

He also responded positively to a Twitter follower who asked if the new team will do justice to "Resident Evil 2," to which he responded, "I went drinking with him last year & told him 'Do as you like'. That's the way directors should do. I trust him & his team."