The Resident Evil 2 Remake has revealed itself to be a dramatic shift away from the gameplay that defined the series, towards RE4, but never fear – it’ll still feature some of its most loved characters. As reported by Polygon, Tofu, Hunk, and that massive mutant alligator that, don’t lie, scared the total shite out of you on first encounter will return come January 25, 2019.
The clusterfuck continues though as Yoshiaki Hirabayashi keeps talking. Something it seems like he should stop doing.
“I really like the alligator character and want to have it in there,” Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi tells Polygon. “I think it’s part of Resident Evil 2’s history, and people have lots of great memories of it.”
Does he? Does he think one of the 3 most iconic moments in the entire game is part of Resident Evil 2’s history? No way.
In case you’d forgotten what the crocodile in question looks like in-game, here’s a reminder:
According to Polygon, Hirabayashi’s team were concerned the above didn’t fit with the remake’s tone—however its design was reworked several times until it was “able to make it work in this world.”
Hirabayashi continues: “That’s not just applying to the alligator boss. We had to start off with something that doesn’t look like it’s going to fit with how the game looks today, but if you keep having lots of discussions, and get to the crux of what makes each element what it is, you can dig down and find the core idea and find a way to implement that in a new game.”
Likewise, Tofu and Hunk will also return. Judging by the fact that this remake is essentially just RE4 in RE2s setting, Hunk and Tofu are potentially going to be even more challenging than ever before, as they are armed with only a knife.