New Resident Evil 2 Demo Has Nemesis' Voice in it

New Resident Evil 2 Demo Has Nemesis’ Voice in it

We hadn’t actually gotten the chance to cover it yet, but in case you don’t know: There’s a new demo out for Resident Evil 2 Remake, this time without the silly 1-shot timer. You’re free to explore the R.P.D. up to your second run-in with Marvin to your heart’s content! I’d more or less written it off as just being cool for people that hadn’t gotten the chance to play the original demo and were still on the fence about the game — until I heard this. Much like the new note (which unlocks an achievement upon finding it), this new demo adds a… little something extra. Once the demo starts, you can turn around head back outside the station and into the rain. Originally it was just… kinda cool to be able to see the entrance in the demo, since it’s so iconic to the series, but other than pecking away at the zombies on the other side of the fence there wasn’t much to do out there. Now, however, a chilling voice greets you when you venture too far into the shadows…

WARNING: If you don’t want to know what NEMESIS sounds like yet, turn back now!

One of the things I’d been most anxious about with the new interpretation of Nemesis wasn’t actually his look — but his voice. Nemesis famously only utters one phrase, “Stars”, and the quality of that voice line being recreated has never really been amazing. The original voice, Tony Rossato, did it perfectly in my book: rather than monstrous, it was soft, slow, almost like the line was a result of simply breathing out. The voices that have followed since have all been varying ranges of goofy, from The Umbrella Chronicles “AOL Instant Nemesis” to Marvel vs Capcom‘s “Saturday morning cartoon Nemesis” to Operation Raccoon City‘s “Guy who was in office that day Nemesis“. This new voice however, I’m actually grooving with a lot. I knew that they’d never let Nemesis be as soft-spoken as it was in the original game, it just wouldn’t fit with the Creepypasta look they’ve given him now, but the guttural, animalist sound is a good call. Sounds less like a guy just going “STARS!” in his most monster sounding voice, but rather an animal simply making a noise that happens to sound like the word Stars.

Resident Evil 2 Remake has been getting lots of small revisions to tease Resident Evil 3 Remake, and we’re all about that. I’m immediately reminded of the exciting, community-driven experience of searching the Resident Evil 7 demo for answers, looking behind every nook and cranny, trying to find a new piece of info. The idea that Resident Evil 2 Remake could receive the same type of incremental, hype building updates as the launch date for REmake 3 approaches — it’s delicious to contemplate.

Resident Evil 3 Remake releases April 3rd across Xbox One, PS4, and Steam.

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