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Is a ‘Resident Evil’ series reboot becoming more likely?

by on February 1, 2013

Back in September we brought to you a story that involved an interview from Gamespot with Capcom Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi’, where he had this to say in regards to a ‘Resident Evil 2’ reboot:

Just to lay all the cards on the table, that way there’s no rumor-mongering or things like that, no, we are not working on a Resident Evil 2 remake as of now,” Hirabayashi said. “But if the fans really clamour for it; if there’s a groundswell of support for remaking that game, then I think that’s something Capcom would take under consideration.”

But now following an interview from Eurogamer with ‘Resident Evil Revelations’ producer ‘Masachika Kawata’ he has hinted that a Resident Evil reboot is a possibility.  Questions were asked on the likelihood of changes that maybe made to the series following widespread disappointment of Resident Evil 6 and when an Open-World approach was suggested as one of the questions.  ‘Kawata’ went on to say this:

If we did [go with an open-world], we would want to preserve what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans, while also making it accessible to new players. It would almost entail having a slight reboot to get the series into a place where it would work with open-world gameplay. That’s just a personal opinion.

“A lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series, but it is something that…” he trailed off.”There is a possibility.”

You can read the full interview from Eurogamer by clicking here, where ‘Kawata’ has some interesting things to say on the kind of impact that ‘Resident Evil Revelations’ could have on the future for the series.

Originally a 3DS exclusive (which is an awesome game might I add), it will see ‘Resident Evil Revelations’ having a new texture and HD make-over, as well as improvements to the ‘Raid Mode’, which is kind of like Revelations version of the Mercenaries.

Resident Evil Revelations will be making its way over to the Xbox 360 in North America on May 21st and across Europe on the 24th.

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