A group of fans were remaking Resident Evil 2 in its entirety with Unreal Engine 4. Titled as Resident Evil 2: Reborn this version was to feature improved 3D models, animations, textures, lighting, particle effects, scripts, and sound effects. Resident Evil 2: Reborn also featured an option to play the game with the classic static camera angels or with the over-the-shoulder camera style from Resident Evil 4. This was a nonprofit project, and was planned to be released in late 2015 on PC for free. On August 17th, 2015 Capcom announced they had politely requested the Reborn project to be cancelled as they are now working on an official Resident Evil 2 remake. The team developing Resident Evil 2: Reborn agreed to cancel, and were invited to Capcom to add their input on the official Resident Evil 2 remake.
In a B game, a report can be found in Rebecca's desk that details the events of Resident Evil 0 (released several years later). This however is not for all versions, this was stated in a file available in only the Nintendo 64 version of the game.
You can unlock hidden characters Hunk and Tofu only after you have got an A score in the game and beaten the normal game 4 times to recieve Hunk and another four more times to receive Tofu.
If you check Wesker's desk in the S.T.A.R.S office 50 times you will find a roll of film that can be developed in the dark room. It is a picture of Rebecca Chambers from the Bravo Team.
The first Resident Evil to give a final grade after the game's completion. Resident Evil 1 never gave a grade after you beat it.
You can unlock special costumes if you do the following. Start the game in Normal Mode with any characters, don't pick up any items until you reach the Police Station courtyard. Go to the underground passage way to fight the zombie Brad Vickers, then you get the Locker Key from his corpse. Brad Vickers will only appear if you do not pick up anything before you reach here. Use the key to unlock the cabinet in Dark Room. You get new costumes and weapons for Leon and Claire.
If you look real carefully at the monitor screen of the computer in the RPD lobby where you unlock two doors with a key-card Marvin gives you, you can see an image of the Tyrant Chamber in the mansion of Resident Evil Director's Cut.
Has been remade as a section of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (2009), which is played as a first-person shooter, just like Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007). This section features a remastered, yet simplified retelling of the events of Resident Evil 2. The game also features bonus levels depicting the mission of Agent HUNK in retrieving the G-virus, and Ada Wong's escape from the city.
As Claire Redfield drives the motorcycle on the highway, the sign saying "Welcome to Raccoon City" has the words "Raccoon City" typed in a Gamefan font, the title font used by the cancelled magazine company Gamefan.
While the novelisation of the game follows the events of Leon A/Claire B, the actual canon of the game series follows the events of Claire A/Leon B. This is evidenced by Leon's encounters with Mr. X in the later canonical game The Darkside Chronicles which depicts events from RE2.
Leon's story continues in Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil Degeneration, Resident Evil Damnation and Resident Evil Vendetta. Claire's story continues in Resident Evil Code Veronica, Resident Evil Degeneration & Resident Evil Revelations 2.
Robert Kendo, the gun shop owner, is a good friend of Barry Burton, a character from the first game.
It's never mentioned where in the US Raccoon City is located, but in the novels based on the games written by S.D. Perry, it's said to be located in Pennsylvania.
According to the Resident Evil novel series book 3 (which depicts the events of Resident Evil 2/Biohazard 2), the story progression is Leon: Game A and Claire: Game B. This is determined by Claire's constant encounters with Mr. X in the book in which Leon never faces him.
Leon crashes the police car next to the Arukas Tailor. "Arukas" spelled backwards is "Sakura", a character in another Capcom game, Street Fighter Alpha 2.
The wounded cop you encounter early on in the police station is sitting against a locker with the name "JoJo" on it, a reference to Capcom's earlier JoJo's Bizarre Adventure game.
Although the N64 version had better character models, the FMV cutscenes ran poorly due to the fact that the console was cartridge based.
After the tanker crashes into the police car during the opening cinematic, a "No Trucks" sign can be seen among the burning truck wreckage.
Saw many releases including a PC version, PS1 version, Dreamcast version, GameCube version, N64 version, & Game.con (defunct ).
The GameCube port of this game came about when Nintendo signed a deal with Capcom to have exclusive rights for Resident Evil 4 (2005). However, this game turned out so popular that Capcom re-negotiated the deal, so that they could release it on the PlayStation 2 and PC as well. As part of the new deal, they created ports of this game and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) exclusively for the GameCube.
George A. Romero directed a live-action commercial for this game, which only aired in Japan.
The game came out during a particularly important period for 3D gaming, as 1998 saw other notable releases like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998), Metal Gear Solid (1998), Banjo-Kazooie (1998) and Half-Life (1998) change the gaming industry economically and aesthetically.
First Resident Evil game released on a Nintendo console. The original had a game boy color version but it was never officially released.
Claire Redfield's jacket has the words 'Made in Heaven' written on the back. This text is a direct reference to Queen and its album 'Made in Heaven'.
An early in development prototype dubbed as "Resident Evil 1.5", (or Biohazard 1.5) was near completion when developers decided to scrap it and start over from scratch. This version still featured Leon S. Kennedy but Claire Redfield was named Elza Walker and was a college student and motorcycle racer vacationing in Raccoon City, her hometown. Ada Wong was named Linda and was another researcher helping Leon and there was also changeable clothes that could change damage values from enemies and enemies that were scrapped and redesigned later on.