Resident Evil 2 Remake: Datamined Files Point to New Game Plus Mode

At launch, the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake will cost a cool $60 at its lowest price point. With a price tag like that, fans are understandably hoping the remake includes an equally high amount of replay value. If recent reports are accurate, the remake will have such value in the form of a new game plus mode.

Resident Evil New Game Plus Mode

PC players were quick to discover some hidden information in the Resident Evil 2 remake’s recently released 1-shot demo. Specifically, the information points to a new game plus mode which joins the existing Leon and Claire scenarios.

Resident Evil 2 remake new game plus mode.

New game plus modes traditionally allow players to restart a game’s story while retaining character progress. Indeed, Resident Evil 7 had such a mode so bringing it back for the RE2 remake would hardly be surprising. It’s important to note, however, that fans shouldn’t take this information as strict fact just yet. Capcom hasn’t verified the authenticity of the information as of yet, though it hasn’t denied it either.

If you want to review the datamined information you can do so here. Just be warned that there are some spoilers involved in case you want to experience the remake completely fresh.

Speaking of the Resident Evil 2 remake’s PC version, Capcom *did* recently confirm the game will utilize Denuvo on PC. Denuvo is a form of digital rights management (or DRM) which helps to combat piracy. PC users aren’t overly fond of Denuvo so hopefully its involvement in the remake’s launch will be minimal.

The Resident Evil 2 remake launches in a little over a week on January 25. Along with PC, the game will be available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. There’s no word on a Nintendo Switch version as of yet but it shouldn’t be ruled out entirely. After all, given how popular it will be, Capcom will want as many fans playing (and buying) it as possible.

Source: GameRant