Fans of the Resident evil have been anxious to know when the remake will be coming out but have gotten little notice to when it will be released.
Fans had been hoping that Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield would be heading to current generation consoles this year.
Resident Evil recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, with the birthday event running from March 22 2016 until March this year.
During the period it seemed like a great opportunity to release the RE2 Remake, but fans so far have not seen any footage of it.
E3 has been and gone with no news on the Resident Evil 2 Remake, leaving fans looking forward to the reboot with not much to go on.
It has been reported that the Resident Evil 2 Remake could have a release date in 2018.
It would make sense for a number of reasons – producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi did recently say the remake would be out “soon”.
He said: “The only thing I can tell you is about something that’s already out in the public.
“Resident Evil 2, a remade version, the game, will be out from Capcom soon.”
Resident Evil 2 is also about to celebrate its 20th birthday, with the iconic survival horror first coming out on January 21 1998.
A release in January would mean that Capcom may have a big reveal about the Resident Evil 2 Remake at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show.
That is just a few weeks away, with the gaming extravaganza set to be held in September.
So that would mark the perfect opportunity for Capcom to reveal more on the highly anticipated game.
But until then fans have received a surprise announcement, which will held to scratch that Resident Evil 2 itch until the remake comes out.
Steamforged Games have announced a new partnership with Capcom to make a Resident Evil 2 board game.
The project is being funded by Kickstarter, and Steamforged have experience with making tabletop video game adaptions.
They previously made the Dark Souls board game, which received millions of funding on Kickstarter.
The Resident Evil 2 board game is set to come out this year, in late autumn.
Mat Hart, Creative Director and Co-founder of Steamforged Games, said: “It’s a privilege and an honour to be trusted to bring such an important video game to life as a board game.
“Resident Evil 2 helped to define its own genre of games and has created a lasting legacy in video game history. Steamforged has several Resident Evil super fans on the team and so we have a deep understanding of what makes RE such a compelling game experience; one that still has legions of fans around the world still playing the game nearly two decades after its release.
“We’re determined to surprise and delight players new and old with this board game realisation, even the most hardcore of fans!”
Until the Resident Evil 2 Remake is out, there is a new board game to look forward to
Steamforged said they are aiming to unlock what made Resident Evil 2 so compelling and then re-create that in a board game experience.
Hopefully that’ll mean plenty of resin zombie figures, typewriter tokens and lickers that will fill players with dread.
Capcom’s Marketing Director Antoine Molant added: “With the Resident Evil brand being one of Capcom’s most successful IP’s of all time we’re delighted to share our support for this exciting new release and are looking forward to seeing the end product from Steamforged Games”
A Kickstarter campaign for Resident Evil 2: The Board Game is expected to open soon.
Resident Evil 2 is one of the most iconic entries in the Capcom survival horror franchise.
It was first released on the original PlayStation in 1998, and has also been released on the N64, Dreamcast, Gamecube and for PCs.
A number of fans have also started work on their own remakes, with clips of the fan-made remakes posted on YouTube receiving rave reviews.
Capcom have previously remade the first Resident Evil, with the HD remake first appearing on the Gamecube in 2002.
Fans will be hoping that the Resident Evil 2 Remake could head to Nintendo Switch after Capcom said they would be bringing more games to the console.
This was following on from the success of Ultra Street Fighter 2 on the hybrid console.
Next up on the Switch is Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2, which both have been released on PS4 and Xbox One.