Capcom have been insisting that Resident Evil 2 is a new entry in the franchise rather than just a remake and although the real truth is probably in between, latest gameplay videos and news reports reveal there's plenty of new stuff in.
The gameplay is basically an expansion to the story trailer shown off on Tokyo Game Show 2018, which was more of a cinematic cut of Claire's highlights. Considering the sort of slower pacing that Resident Evil 2 as notable for, real fans are likely to appreciate the above gameplay video much more.
As you can see, it revisits the part where Claire comes across the cute and creepy little Sherry and her not so cute Eye of the Tiger dad. The dad can actually jump and hide in the pipes, which is just one of many changes done to the original.
What the TGS 2018 story trailer didn't show though is just how gorgeous Resident Evil 2 can be, especially in some of the close up shots. It's already been revealed that PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles get a choice between 4K or 60 FPS.
As for the PC crowd, Resident Evil 2 should put their graphics cards to good use as well, with added oomph on Nvidia's RTX graphics cards. Capcom and Nvidia actually teamed up on Gamescom 2018 to show off some RTX powered Resident Evil 2 goodness, which you can check out here .
Note that the Nvidia RTX teaser focused on Leon's arrival into the Raccoon City Police Station, which has to be one of truly iconic moments in gaming.This means we've now gotten a proper tease of both Leon and Claire's storylines, with Capcom feeding us just enough to keep us wanting for more.
Interestingly enough, we've heard that one of the changes Capcom made was scattering lickers around more locations, which is a nice way to say that the main licker scare, the scare, is now gone. Oh well, it probably wouldn't have worked with the non-tank controls anyway.