Daymare 1998 is the Resident Evil remake that started before Capcom announced their own similar ideas but ended up releasing after RE2 Remake. PC players already had their fun but console players will now get it in the same month as RE3 Remake.
Invader Studios announced they would release Daymare 1998 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 28 April 2020. Considering that Resident Evil 3 Remake is coming on 3 April 2020, it is a risky date for the smaller developers and the release of the game that was already available since 17 September 2019.
The reason we are comparing Daymare 1998 with Resident Evil remakes so much is that it originally started out as one itself. However, the announcement happened just one month before Capcom revealed their plans to release Resident Evil 2 Remake and eventually forced Invader Studios to step down.
However, they didn't just give up on their work. They took Resident Evil 2 Reborn, renamed it, added different assets and created a brand new game that feels a lot like Resident Evil 2 Remake. It was released on PC eight months after RE2 Remake and enjoyed a fair amount of success as it sits in the Mostly Positive review zone on Steam, with 78 per cent positive ratings.
Many described the game as a budget Resident Evil 2 Remake, which is by no means a bad thing, especially considering the vast amounts of success Capcom garnered by revisiting the events in Raccoon City.
PlayStation 4 will be able to get Daymare 1998 in both physical and digital versions in Europe and North America while Xbox One users will have to settle for just digital. While Invader Studios didn't confirm the pricing in the release date announcement, the game is sitting at half the regular AAA price on Steam, hinting it will not be $59.99 on consoles either.