It looks like Capcom is not going to stop with the remakes following Resident Evil 2, with the company potentially looking to further expand its remake roster in the future. The remake of Resident Evil 2 was extremely well received when it was revealed at E3 2018, with fans excited to see that the survival horror classic had come back from the dead.
In part, this is due to the legacy that Resident Evil 2 left behind. For many, it's still the best game in the series, both delivering some of the best scares that the franchise has to offer as well as introducing some of the most beloved characters in Resident Evil, such as Leon Kennedy. As well as this, the fact that the title is also bringing back other fan-favorite characters shows that there's a great deal of care being shown with this project - even if Capcom doesn't want you to think of the game as a remake.
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Those who prefer other games in the series, such as Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, could see their prayers for a remake answered as well, at least if Capcom's first quarter financial results call is to be believed. The company discussed much of its coming strategy in a Q&A session, including Monster Hunter and Capcom's mobile game library, but Resident Evil fans will take notice of the company's suggestion that it will be looking to create further remakes going forward.
"It was received very well at E3, and in order to tie this first success to actual sales we are working out our promotional strategy," stated Capcom in the financial review. "Further, regarding remakes and rereleases of titles in our back catalog, we expect to explore these further with a variety of properties as a part of our strategy to utilize our library of IP." This will certainly make good reading for those after another remake of the classic survival horror franchise.
More than that, however, it looks as though Capcom could look towards other properties entirely with regards to its remakes. This could bode well for Devil May Cry fans who would like to see a remake of the first game, given that the game's director wants it to happen and that Devil May Cry 5 is in the works, meaning that Capcom hasn't forgotten about the series.
For now, though, all eyes will be on Resident Evil 2 when it releases. If it proves to be successful, then it could certainly pave the way for further remakes, so let's hope that those difficulties bringing the alligator into modern gaming were the only bump in the road for Capcom.
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