Resident Evil 2 is the remake/reboot/return to Raccoon City that survival fans have been praying for, and it’s dropping in January 2019 with new details emerging all the time.
It’s now being reported that Japanese fans of the Resi classic title will have the option of two different versions of the remaster – and one is going to be gory AF.
Capcom has confirmed that Japan will be getting a standard version of the game and a more mature edition titled the ‘Z Version.’
The two versions of the game will receive two different ratings (of course), with the standard deemed a CERO D (age 17+) and the Z game will be a CERO Z – meaning you have to be 18 or over to play.
Guess it’s a tricky call if you’re 17 years old and six months…
According to Capcom, picking up the Z version will give you more gore, more violence and more realism than the standard, though there’s no details on what sort of things are being removed or changed in the standard version.
A safe bet would be that killing animations in the standard game will be less bloody and less real, if Japan’s previous censoring of Resident Evil games is any indication.
Resident Evil 7 notoriously received a censored version in Japan, which toned down a lot of the violence. For example, Jack doesn’t cut the police officer’s head in half before the first boss battle, he just kills him outright.
Even Japan’s NSFW version of Resi 7 received a bit of a gore-downgrade compared to the Western version of the game though, leading people to wonder whether or not Resident Evil 2’s Z game will still be tamer than the single release the West will get.
Resident Evil 2 will be released on 25th January 2019, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Will you be picking up a copy?