In 2002, six years after the release of the original Resident Evil, Capcom released a remake of the same name for the Nintendo GameCube, updating the controls, presentation, and (most importantly) the voice acting. The result was one of the most critically acclaimed entries in the series, and a high benchmark in the survival horror genre.
Now, according to Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, the same treatment could be given to Resident Evil 2, but only if the "fans really clamor for it."
"If there's a groundswell of support for remaking that game, then I think that's something Capcom would take under consideration," said Hirabayashi in an interview with GameSpot.
However, Hiyabashi was quick to clarify that they were no plans for a remake yet underway.
"Just to lay all the cards on the table, that way there's no rumor-mongering or things like that, no, we are not working on a Resident Evil 2 remake as of now."
Capcom did somewhat of a remake with 2009's Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, a light-gun rail-shooter that revisited the events of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, as well as featuring a whole new original chapter. While it's not quite the same as a proper remake, it is a reminder that Capcom has not forgotten the classic Resident Evil titles.
Resident Evil 6, the newest entry in the series, launches October 2nd for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with a PC version to come some time in the future.