Fans excited about the Resident Evil 2 Remake are in for some bad news, since a classic voice isn’t returning. Alyson Court will not be returning as Claire Redfield for the remake, due to her union with other voice actors. It’s a depressing bit of news, especially since Capcom reached out to her after a ton of fan requests.
Court addressed her fans on Twitter about the situation, while also hoping they have a good time at E3 2017. She was actually excited to voice Claire again, so not being chosen due to her union stance is really disappointing. Fans are hoping that Capcom changes their mind, but it seems unlikely, given how high profile this project is.
Interestingly enough, she doesn’t blame Capcom for not getting the part, but the localizers of the Resident Evil 2 Remake. They have a non-union stance, so anyone in the voice actor’s strike isn’t welcome in the upcoming remake. With the strike gaining prominence last year, it seems like the actors under said union will be facing some difficulties.
Considering how anticipated the remake is, this is really disappointing for the classic Resident Evil fans who wanted previous voices. Only time will tell if the actress they chose is a good one, since there’s no footage of it yet. The original Resident Evil 2 was considered a landmark title by many, so the excitement for the remake is high.
Old Game, New Voice Actors?
Right now, it’s not clear if any of the original voice actors will be in the Resident Evil 2 Remake. Capcom might be unveiling footage during E3, so we could see the game in action and hear the voices. The voice actors strike is an ugly situation for everyone, and fans are hoping a deal can eventually be reached.
One of the longer SAG strikes in recent memory, it has split the community and lead to situations like this. Nolan North famously threw some shade at the strike during his acceptance speech at last year’s Game Awards. With numerous companies affected by this union, fans can only hope that they settle this dispute soon.
The Resident Evil 2 Remake might be appearing in E3, but has no release window or confirmed systems yet. Capcom also hasn’t detailed the gameplay changes, since the original used the stiff tank controls back in the PSOne days. Resident Evil 7 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the free Not a Hero DLC possibly getting some E3 love this week.
— alyson court (@alysontheother) June 12, 2017