Capcom's Kazunori Kadoi has said it 'wouldn't be laughable' to remake 2002's critically acclaimed Resident Evil, which itself is a remake of the original 1996 PlayStation version of the title.
Speaking with Game Informer, Kadoi-san, who is directing next year's Resident Evil 2 remake, suggested that enough time has passed to overhaul the survival horror classic, although said a revamp of Sweet Home (the game that inspired Resi in the first place) isn't on the cards.
'Certainly enough time has passed that it wouldn’t be laughable to remake the remake. I personally think that would be an interesting thing to do,' he said. 'In regard to Resident Evil’s spiritual predecessor, Sweet Home, we don’t have the rights to that game anymore, because it was actually based on a movie, and that’s the reason Capcom started making Resident Evil in the first place and why you don’t see any rereleases. It’s off the table at this point.'
It shouldn't really be a surprise to hear Capcom flirting with remaking more Resi titles. Earlier this month, the Japanese software giant said that it is 'considering' the possibility of revamping some of its back catalogue.
To be fair, I reckon it would make more sense to remake Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. The game shares a lot in common with Resi 2, taking place 24 hours before and after that game, and is the only major title in the series not to receive any sort of re-release (even CODE: Veronica got a HD upgrade in 2011).
Resident Evil remake was released on the GameCube, where it remained an exclusive to Nintendo platforms until 2015's high-definition remaster.
Meanwhile, Capcom will release Resident Evil 2 on January 25, 2019 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.