The Resident Evil remakes have been considerable successes in terms of both fan reception and overall aesthetics, so it’s no big surprise that Capcom has decided to release more of them in the future. The plan to release more Resident Evil remakes was confirmed by Resident Evil 4 remake director Yasuhiro Anpo at a PlayStation partner awards event in Japan (according to a transcription from IGN Japan).
“Yes,” Anpo said when asked if Capcom will be making more Resident Evil remakes in the future. “We’ve released three remakes so far and they have all been received very well. Since it allows a modern audience to play these games, it is something I am happy to do as someone that loves these older games, and we want to continue doing more.”
Although Anpo didn’t specify exactly which Resident Evil remake would be next in line, he stated, “What game we will remake in the future is something that we would like to announce in the future, so please look forward to it.”
Capcom has already released remakes for Resident Evil 2, RE3 and RE4. Technically, 2002’s REmake, the remake for the first Resident Evil game from 1996 is also a remake, but not on the same level as the more recent remakes in that it revamps puzzles, difficulty and introduces new mechanics without changing much else from the original at all. That means a modernized remake of the original Resident Evil could still be on the table, alongside a remake for Resident Evil Code: Veronica, the latter of which is an installment in the RE franchise made in 2000 for the Sega Dreamcast which fans have been clamoring for for quite some time. Other viable options include Resident Evil Zero, which was released for the Gamecube in 2002 and 2009’s Resident Evil 5, which saw the series transition from a survival horror game to more of a co-op action experience.
Anpo added that remakes are easier to gauge than making brand-new games, as there is already a way to infer whether or not the remakes will be well-received from already established fans as long as the remakes don’t deviate too much from the originals.
“When developing a new game, there is no way to know what will be received well by the players, which makes it difficult,” Anpo said. “In the case of a remake, there are already players that have played the original, which I think can be seen as an advantage. We are very grateful to users that are vocal about their opinion. It allows us to develop with the player’s opinion in mind. For example, if this is how the players feel, then maybe we can make it like this. I think this is one of the reasons why our remakes are so well received.”
Are you excited that Capcom confirmed more Resident Evil remakes are on the way? Which Resident Evil game would you like to see remade next?