The Resident Evil 2 remake was disappointingly left out of E3, despite being advertised in the event’s website. Still, despite the fact that there isn’t much info on the game, there is plenty of excitement for this remake. Resident Evil 2 is considered by many to be one of the best games made for the PSOne.
However, the remake did come under fire when Capcom decided not to recast Alyson Court as Claire Redfield. Court revealed the information, which made fans less excited for the voice acting in the game. Looks like fan favorite Matt Mercer won’t be returning as Leon Kennedy, which could cause even more outrage.
Mercer confirmed that he wouldn’t be in the Resident Evil 2 remake on Twitter, due to the voice actors union. This is the reason Alyson Court wasn’t brought back for the remake, so it seems like Capcom isn’t union friendly. It’s a shame too, since fans liked his work in various games, like as McCree in Overwatch or Yusuke in Persona 5.
Sadly, this trend will be continuing until the two sides reach a compromise, which is just sad for everyone involved. What’s even sadder is that Mercer is still voicing Leon S. Kennedy in the upcoming Resident Evil Vendetta film. Fans will be able to hear Mercer’s talents there, but it would have been nice to hear him in the remake.
While Mercer didn’t voice Leon in Resident Evil 2, he has been the voice of the character since 2012. Mercer donned the jacket of the former Racoon City police officer in Revelations 2, Resident Evil 6, and Damnation.
While Mercer’s lack of involvement in the Resident Evil 2 remake is sad, we might see the game in SDCC 2017. On Reddit, fans that attended the Fathom event noted that they were informed of Resident Evil news on SDCC 2017. Though it’s probably Resident Evil Vendetta blu-ray news, it could be new info for the upcoming remake.
As of this writing, nobody knows how the upcoming remake will play, though fans just want it to be good. Resident Evil 7 set the bar high for the series, especially after the fifth and sixth games were considered disappointment. Here is hoping that the remake lives up to expectations, since the second game is considered an instant classic.
Currently, there is no release date or release window for the Resident Evil 2 remake. In the meantime, fans can purchase Resident Evil 7 on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC, with the Not A Hero DLC coming out soon. Remastered editions of Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 are also available for purchase on current-gen gaming systems.
Me thinks. Same experience as Allyson regarding this project.
— Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) June 17, 2017