In a new roundtable video on the remake of “Resident Evil 2” some ideas and concepts are discussed, which did not make it into the finished game.
Capcom has released a new roundtable video for the remake of “Resident Evil 2”. In it, the developers chat about ideas and concepts that did not make it into the finished game.
The subject of the discussion in the video below, which has been provided with English subtitles, is the fixed camera from the original. However, as we now know, the makers decided for the shoulder camera. And the fans were thankful. The first-person view is also discussed.
Altered and additional enemies
Another aspect for which there were ideas are the enemies that occur in the game. Originally, Mr. X had a militarized look that did not fit in with his surroundings in Raccoon City.
A rejected idea, which is probably popular with the more nervous players, was an enemy who appeared in the orphanage. At this point, jump scares would probably have been used. The idea never went beyond the design and animation stages.
Many other concepts that did not make it to the final “Resident Evil 2” are also featured and discussed in the video, including mountain cable cars that stop unexpectedly.
The alligator fight was originally a bit more complicated, which would have made things more interesting. The remake of “Resident Evil 2” could of course have received many more content, but Capcom apparently wanted to maintain a certain balance between old and new. Further details are provided by the video.
Mr. X is very popular with the fans
Elsewhere, Mr. X from “Resident Evil 2” was again explicitly addressed. According to Capcom he was very popular with the fans. There are a lot of mods and memes and the Tyrant has become a cult.
The developers were happy about it and initially did not think it would take on such a scale. Director Kazunori Kadoi explained:
“There are elements that we have integrated (like this hat) that we hoped would be well received by the players and would be a topic of conversation. But we never thought that people would enjoy the Tyrant to this extent. Therefore, the team as a whole was really happy to see such things.
It is always unpredictable what really matters to the fans, regardless of how much one is aiming for something specific. It’s always a pleasant surprise when fans leave a game with a positive experience and have something to share with their friends. “
Resident Evil 2 is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.