Resident Evil 2 Remake: Capcom Discusses Claire Redfield’s Redesign
Capcom has made something abundantly clear as more details come to light regarding its upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake: this is no mere remake of the classic 1998 survival horror game. Capcom has redesigned everything, bringing the ill-fated Raccoon City and its characters onto current-gen systems with such passion that fans won’t be able to help but clamor for remakes of the other RE titles.
One of the most exciting aspects of the Resident Evil 2 Remake is the redesigned main characters, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. The new look for both characters is a result of scanning in the faces of real people to use as models, not unlike how Yvonne Strahovski was used for Miranda Lawson in the Mass Effect series (though she also voiced her character as well). During San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom showed off Claire Redfield’s new look via a new poster, featuring what is sure to become an iconic look for the character. Check it out below:
For those unaware, Claire Redfield travels to Raccoon City to find her brother, Chris, which is why she appears in the game in the first place. As such, the design team, while updating Claire’s looks, went with a classic image of her from a story standpoint. In a recent PlayStation Blog post, Capcom’s Kellen Haney discusses the ‘why’ behind Claire Redfield’s new look.
“The team had quite a bit of discussion on how to design her new look, and how much of it should retain her appearance from the original PlayStation Resident Evil 2,” Haney wrote. “Ultimately, the team decided on an appearance that would line up with the iconic scene of Claire entering Raccoon City on her motorcycle. The team is extremely happy with her final design, and hope you all enjoy it as well!”
Resident Evil 2 Remake arrives on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Those interested in the newly revealed collector’s edition of the game can check it out here.
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