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For the original PlayStation game and its ports, see Resident Evil 2 (1998 game).

Resident Evil 2, also known as BIOHAZARD RE:2 (バイオハザード RE:2?) in Japan, is a Survival Horror game developed by Capcom's R&D Division 1 studio. The game is a remake of 1998's Resident Evil 2,[1] first announced on 12 August 2015 by Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and released wordwide on 25 January 2019 for the PlayStation, Xbox One and Windows operating systems.[2]

Unlike the 2002 Resident Evil remake, Resident Evil 2 was not developed with the intent of improving the original. Rather than improving the visuals and polishing the same script, this game is instead more a "reimagining" of the original story, with redesigned maps, characters and story elements.

Gameplay mechanics are more similar to 2017's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which also used the RE Engine, though with the use of an over-the-shoulder camera. Like that game, the Japanese version was subject to unique censoring to remove the more gory sequences.


Character Name English VA[3] Japanese VA Face Models
Leon Scott Kennedy Nick Apostolides Toshiyuki Morikawa Eduard Badaluta
Claire Redfield Stephanie Panisello Yūko Kaida Jordan Mcewen
Ada Wong Jolene Andersen Junko Minagawa Adriana
Sherry Birkin Eliza Pryor Rio Sasaki Hannah Kincaid
William Birkin TJ Rotolo Toshihiko Seki David Marie
Annette Birkin Karen Strassman Marika Hayashi Malgorzata Dittmar
Brian Irons Sid Carton Akio Hirose John Owens
Marvin Branagh Christopher Watson Fuminori Komatsu Patrick Levar
HUNK Keith Silverstein Masaki Terasoma
Ben Bertolucci Atsushi Imaruoka Arno LeGall
Robert Kendo Ken Lally Hideki Tanaka Ryan Drees
Elliot Edward Kenji Takahashi Leigh Carmichael
Katherine Warren Anna Yazova
Emma Kendo Mana Hirata Shailee Namiki
Daniel Cortini Wataru Tsuyuzaki Miguel E. Corti
A. Kirkpatrick Ryūnosuke Watanuki
NIGHTHAWK Daisuke Takahashi
Ghost Kenji Yoshida
Unnamed truck driver Takehiro Hasu


  1. Capcom: Resident Evil 2 Official Site "The Survival Horror Classic Reimagined"
  2. E3 2018: ‘Resident Evil 2’ Remake Trailer Announcement - Pop Horror Capcom’s press release: "[...]Resident Evil 2 brings its reimagined brand of horror to the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and the Xbox One X and Windows PC on January 25, 2019."
  3. Resident Evil 2 (2019)

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