Rumor: Resident Evil 2 Remake announcement set for tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct?

2013 is the year for Nintendo to prove that the Wii U is a console worthy of its illustrious track record in the industry as well as fans’ expectations. So, to do that, you need the games!

The Wii U’s launch was pretty solid, thanks to exclusives like Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U and Zombi U, as well as third-party games finally arriving on a Nintendo home console like Batman: Arkham City and Mass Effect 3. But in order to succeed, Nintendo needs to increase the amount of hardcore-friendly exclusives on the console, convincing others to see what all the fuss with the new GamePad is about. So that’s where tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct presentation from the house that Mario built comes in!

The suspense and excitement is at a pretty high level right now. We really don’t know what to expect from tomorrow’s showing, other than new Wii U game reveals. The just-confirmed Wii U version of Resident Evil Revelations could definitely be shown off, with its controls getting the spotlight. But would that be it for Resident Evil on Wii U?

In comes this new rumor from the french website Gamekyo. The site speculates that the highly demanded remake of Resident Evil 2 might actually be revealed at the presentation. I think this would be a brilliant move by Capcom, announcing this a couple of days after the original game’s 15th anniversary. What a gift to fans this would be. But, at this point, we’ll just have to wait and see if it ends up happening!

Be sure to tune in to tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct, which will have videos showing in North America, Europe and Japan simultaneously at 2pm GMT (9am EST).

Oh, and yes, I do know how to read, write and speak le francais!

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  • Gast0n

    Resident evil 2 remake for the wiiu?worse new of the year..I mean the console is based on touch and motion we all know what is going to happen if the game is release on that console…

    • http://www.facebook.com/freddiebrks17 Frederick Brooks

      touch? yes but mortion? no. just like other games the pad could just be used as inventory/maps space. plus neither of this ruined revelations.

    • ariessiren

      what will happen? it might be amazing? i think so too :)

  • Killer7

    I actually think that a WiiU version would be perfect. Just make the gamepad an inventory menu and map. That’s it. The Gamecube showed us that REmakes can wholeheartedly succeed on a Nintendo system. It would be perfect for Nintendo to continue the REmake legacy

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Taylor-Smith/809316561 Brandon Taylor Smith

    If it only comes out on WiiU, I’ll never get to play it… Here’s hoping if it does, it’s multiplatform. It’s only speculation anyway, probably wont amount to anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lineker.moraes.9 Lineker Moraes ReaperWindrunne

    So they have finally decided to make it… To release the sole thing people want from them right now… Capcom situation must be really problematic.

  • Prima

    I’m a little skeptical but if it does happen, I’ll be interested in knowing what kind of gameplay they will be implementing (in regards to if it’ll mimic previous gameplay styles from RE classics, RE4, RE5, RE6, RE revelations) or if it’ll implement another style of gameplay than we’ve not seen in the past.

    I’m not planning on getting a WiiU and even if it just releases for that system, doesn’t mean it’ll be exclusive forever as we’ve seen in the past.

    • http://www.facebook.com/freddiebrks17 Frederick Brooks

      you cant say i wont stay exclusive. just look at re0 and REmake. remake has been highly demanded for years to be ported to other consoles and still till this day its only on nintendo systems

      • Prima

        Not recently though. All resident titles released within 2004/05 and up have been ported or cross-platformed except for a few. Even the Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles, originally for the wii made it to the Playstation 3. Revelations for the 3DS which was originally just an exclusive is now coming cross platform as well. If the RE2 remake does really well, I’m pretty sure they’d be looking into cross platforming in order to make more money.

        REmake and RE0 may still be exclusive to nintendo, but I bet they’ll eventually see their way onto other consoles as well.

      • http://twitter.com/TheRealMrox2 Yagoob Al-Qarooni

        Because capcom are very lazy to redo the backgrounds that’s all, yet they ported Revelations + UC + DC except RE0 and REmake and both work the same way.

  • Xander

    I’d still like to see the REmake 2 on 3DS. Maybe some multiplatform cross-compatibility?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dimitri.theodosakis Dimitri Theodosakis

    I Expect Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 Get Remake 10Gb Game Ach
    Wii U Only For Full Year Then Port to PS3 and Xbox 360
    Gameplay Be Resident Evil Remake
    My Bet Release Date Be October 2013 Wii U Year Later PS3 Xbox 360 Release Date October 2014

  • http://www.facebook.com/rtimmers89 Rick Timmers

    I just hope that this turns out to be true!

  • Benjamin May

    It would be just like Capcom to make everybody hsppy with the Resident Evil Revelations multi-platform announcement, then turn round and announce Resident Evil 2 Remake as a Wii U exclusive.

    Come on, Capcom, surprise us all! By all means bring Resident Evil 2 Remake to Wii U, but I’d love to see this on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well, since I won’t be buying a Wii U.

    • SeverusSpliffz

      If it’s any consolation, every ‘nintendo exclusive’ resident evil has been ported. However, the originals are far superior. Played RE4 on Gamecube? If no, you should. Played RE Zero and RE Remake on Gamecube? You MUST. I’ll take a RE2 remake on a Nintendo console any day.

  • sas_the_virtuous

    I expect HUGE disappoinntment. I remember how disenchanted I grew with Capcom after the “super exciting news all fans of RE2 had been waiting for” turned out to be the Darkside Chronicles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1827963903 Daniel Maupin

    I’d love to see this happen but I can see a huge back lash if it’s Wii U exclusive. Many fans would feel let down and betrayed that they’ve been hammering for this game for so long just for it to release as an exclusive. Plus what would have been the point of filling out that Capcom survey when it asked if we like to see REmake and 0 receive HD ports? I mean they could release those 2 on the Wii U but at this point how many times does Nintendo need the same games? Maybe it’s just the fact I don’t want to shell out the money for a Wii U but yeah I’m going to be highly upset and kinda let down if this turns out to be an exclusive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/freddiebrks17 Frederick Brooks

    im glad you posted my story :D i hope it ends up being true only 3 hours to wait!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Henri-Lähteenkorva/100001213496243 Henri Lähteenkorva

    Please God NO!!! Not an exclusive D: For the love of all that is holy, at least port it to 3DS!

  • Cameron rogers

    I swear to god if its nintendo exclusive… that will be the final string to ruin the fanbase.

  • http://www.facebook.com/morrigan.deamon1 Connah Harold Harvey

    cut the tongues from their lying mouths! sat through 30mins of some douche going on about miiverse!

  • Neutron15

    REmake 3 for me

  • http://www.facebook.com/tvirus.getz Tvirus Getz

    It wasn’t announced.
    But a Wind Waker remake was. Which is way better news

    • Grif

      I thought it was just HD.

    • http://twitter.com/TheSimonPayne Simon Payne

      Why the hell would they remake a game for a console that hardly has better graphics than the gamecube? It looks exactly the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/morrigan.deamon1 Connah Harold Harvey

    don’t delete my comment when it’s the truth, same crap every year, RE2 remake this year….next year….next year….. next year….

  • http://www.facebook.com/KOGxMAJORx Albert Wesker

    I own Nintendo Wii U, Xbox 360 Slim 320 GB,PlayStation 3 500 GB pretty much I own every game system ever made and sold in stores or on the ebaycom

    • http://twitter.com/Vis4Valentine Brady White

      OH MY GOD! Your Alive! :D

  • Gast0n

    Thank god they didnt announce it today and even more it is not exclusive for nintendo and for the wiiu :)

  • http://twitter.com/ThatRusherGuy Emanuele

    I won’t buy another fucking console to play a resident evil game, you already need at least 4 different consoles to play with all of them, wtf capcom?

  • http://www.facebook.com/KOGxMAJORx Albert Wesker
  • Resident Evil 1 Remake
  • Abid

    This Rumor might be possible..Stupid capcom release Resident evil remake and zero on PS3 and X BOX 360 first..Resident evil franchise belong to the playstation series from the begining..as for Remake of RE 2.This game should also be release on fans favourite consoles.listen to the fans and give us what we are demanding

  • pallytime

    Having an updated version of 2 would be a very nice treat. :) They need to keep all of the main RE’s updated to each system for us. :) Just like they do with Mega Man, X, and hopefully Zero.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ali-Rico/100001664372774 Ali Rico

    no put on ps 3 or 4 ps3 system has not reached its peak of graphics

  • CANNY

    WHAT’S THE FUSS ABOUT ???!!! WHO SAID THEY WERE GONNA MAKE IT ON WII U ?! ACTUALLY THE WORD IS THEY ARE GONNA WORK ON IT FOR LONG ENOUGH ;AS RESULT YOU MIGHT EVEN SEE IT ON THE NEXT CONSOLES NOT WII U OR XBOX 360 OR PLAYSTATION 3 !! THINK ABOUT !! THEY ARE JUST GONNA GET IT STARTED AND THEY HAVE NOT EVEN PLANNED HOW TO MAKE IT !!IT’S GONNA TAKE THEM LIKE 2~3 YEARS AT LEAST TO PULL OFF THIS HUGE PROJECT ! …..AFTER ALL , THEY KNOW IF THEY DID IT FOR WII U ONLY , 90% OF RE PLAYERS WOULDN’T BUY IT BECAUSE NO BODY WOULD PAY LIKE $400 TO BUY A WII U JUST SO THEY COULD PLAY RE2 !! %70 OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY GOT PC OR XBOX 360 OR PS3 AND THEY’D PREFER TO PLAY IT ON THEIR OWN CONSOLES AND THEY DESERVE TO PLAY IT ON WHATEVER CONSOLE THEY CHOOSE AFTER A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG TIME OF WAITING !!!CAPCOM WOULDN’T DO IT EXCLUSIVE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY’D HAVE SELL IT OUT LIKE HOT CAKES AFTER ALL ! SO STRATEGICALLY AND FINANCIALLY IT’D BE BENEFICIAL TO THEM IF THEY MADE IT FOR ALL CONSOLES AND THEY KNOW IT VERY WELL ! …..NOT NOPE …NOT FOR WII U NO …IT’D BE ABSURD TO MAKE IT WORK ON THAT SYSTEM WITH THAT GIANT CONTROLLER !! THEY’D HAVE TO CONSIDER THE SIMPLICITY OF CONTROL AS IT WAS IN RE2 ON PLAYSTATION !! WHAT WE WANT FROM RE2 REMAKE IS THE SAME ESSENCE OF ” HORROR” , “STILL CAMERA” AND ” SLUMBERING ZOMBIES WHO BITE NOT SHOOT ” IN ADDITION TO BOOSTED GRAPHICS ENGINE AND DETAIL OF CHARACTERS AND ENVIRONMENTS JUST LIKE THEY DID FOR RE REMAKE WHICH WAS AWESOME !!WII U CONTROLS ??!! NO THANKS !!! WE WANT THE SAME GAME CONTROL AS IT WAS FOR PLAYSTATION !! THAT SIMPLE !! WE DON’T WANT A NEW GAME CONTROL !!! WE WANT AN EXACT REMAKE OF RE2 ABOUT THOSE FACTORS I MENTIONED ABOVE …..I AM SURE ALL RE PRO PLAYERS WOULD AGREE WITH ME …..

  • http://www.facebook.com/cioaca.valentin.7 Cioaca Valentin

    make a remake for re 1.2.3.0. and code veronica full packege for all platforms and make the price for 250-300 dollars if u want to make money and keep fans at bay…u realy desapoint us whit re 4,5,6 and orc ,we want the horror from re1 and re2 not a gears of war game

  • Cyanide45

    There hasn’t been a decent survival horror game since 2005 when Fatal Frame 3 came out. More survival horror games on PS3 PS4 PS Vita. Not a Dead Space horror/shooter.

  • czc45

    I hope they remake all the old resident evil games 1, 2 and 3 nemesis and maybe even 0 and code veronica.I love the stories to the old ones but I cant play them because of the shitty gameplay and graphics I just cant stand it. I wish they’d remake them with good graphics and gameplay like re4 and 5.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amr.mousa.1690 Amr Mousa

    with all my respect to all what I have read above.. I would love from
    capcom to make new re games back in its old style like remake and zero..
    I love to see behind the scene stories like, ada and john as they where
    mentioned in re1.. I like to see a story for that time.. another for
    claire at the time leon does re4 and new characters in her story.. barry
    story after separation with jill re3 time and meeting new characters..
    bily returning back for rebecca meeting sheva or some connection.. I
    would like from capcom to find hidden parts of the timeline to bring to
    the light with the old re roots 3rd person interaction with mystery
    environment with puzzel system.. the only thing holds me to re games is
    the puzzel design and the interaction between the character and the
    environment through 3rd person view.. what’s the point of making
    charming characters and stick us to their asses all the time in bad
    shooter system.. that’s my opinion.. inviting all to play re remake
    again after porting all the re series characters to it to enjoy back the
    classic re games.. check my thread:

    http://
    z4.invisionfree.com/Resident_Evil_1_2_3/index.php?showtopic=2150&st=0