Resident Evil 2 Remake Game Previewed in Japanese Ad

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Demo available now for game launching on January 25 for PS4, Xbox One, PC

The official Japanese YouTube channel for the Resident Evil (Biohazard) game series began streaming an ad on Thursday for the game.

The official English YouTube channel also began streaming a video for the game's "one-shot demo" on January 8. The demo launched on January 11 and is available until January 31. CAPCOM announced on Tuesday that the demo has more than 1.6 million downloads worldwide.

The game will launch for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 25.

CAPCOM will release a Collector's Edition of the game exclusively at GameStop and EB Games for US$199.99 (239.99 CAD). The Collector's Edition features the game, special packaging, an extra DLC pack card (featuring two costumes for Leon, three costumes for Claire, and a "Samurai Edge – Albert Model" weapon), the ability to swap the soundtrack with the "original version," a 12-inch Leon S. Kennedy (R.P.D. version) figure, a 32-page "Ben's File" art book, a 25-track digital soundtrack, and a "R.P.D." Renovation Design Poster.

Pre-order bonuses include the "Samurai Edge – Chris Model" and "Samurai Edge – Jill Model" weapons.

The remake will have third-person perspective gameplay (changed from the fixed camera angles of the original game), similar to the gameplay introduced in Resident Evil 4.

The original Resident Evil 2 marked the introduction of the character Leon Kennedy, as he finds his first day on the Raccoon City Police Department marked by a sudden zombie infestation in the city. The game also centers on Claire Redfield attempting to find her brother Chris, one of the main characters of the first game.

Sources: Resident Evil franchise's YouTube channels (Japanese, English)

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