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Resident Evil 2 team reveal details of the game's development

Leon S. Kennedy from Resident Evil 2

Alistair Wong for Siliconera:

The Resident Evil 2 staff had an afterparty to celebrate the launch of the game, and they were secretly recorded by producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, resulting in an off-the-cuff, informal roundtable discussion of the details behind the game’s development around a nice round of beer.

Some interesting tidbits surfaced from this:

  • I love the consideration around the design convenience store sequence, something so minor to the overall story.
  • It’s nice to hear about the enthusiasm for the project by the actors involved because of their knowledge of the original game.
  • The team’s concern about the reception and rating of the game is — in hindsight — pretty funny considering we now know just how well the game did. Maybe that means we’ll be getting a Resident Evil 3 remake sooner than later?