Get ready, Xbox fans! The epic retelling of the survival horror classic has arrived today on Xbox One and is enhanced for Xbox One X. Resident Evil 2 has been rebuilt from the ground up, powered by the glorious RE Engine that brought Resident Evil 7 to life in 2017, featuring realistic visuals, frightening sound design, definitive over-the-should horror, and updated controls.
We’ve been eagerly awaiting this title since its announcement earlier this year, and now we’re formally accepting the invite back to Raccoon City to re-experience this immersive and terrifying survival horror game experience. Not only that, but we can also welcome back the return of two of the series’ most-beloved characters (in our opinion): Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield.
As these two iconic heroes, we’ll investigate a deadly virus outbreak that has engulfed the residents of Raccoon City in September of 1998, plunging the city into chaos as flesh eating zombies roam the streets for survivors. Now it’s up to us to uncover the sinister actions of the Umbrella Corporation and put a stop to them if the city has any hope of survival. To get a taste for what’s in store, why not take the 1-Shot Demo for a spin on Xbox One. See how far you can get in 30 minutes as you dust off your survival horror skills to get ready for the full RE2 experience before the demo ends January 31, 2019.
In addition to the standard edition that’s available today on the Microsoft Store, the Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition includes the full game plus the downloadable Extra DLC pack, which includes five character costumes (two for Leon and three for Claire), the Albert Model: Samurai Edge weapon, and the retro soundtrack players can choose to enable as an option during gameplay.
There’s also additional free content coming soon to Resident Evil 2. The Ghost Survivors will explore various “what if” scenarios centered around the victims of the outbreak.
So, load up on ammo and stockpile your herbal plants. It’s time to re-experience this classic all over again with Resident Evil 2 on Xbox One.