The official Twitter and Facebook page of Resident Evil changed its profile picture and now fans are speculating that Capcom is going to make an announcement regarding the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Since April 2016, the profile pic for the games Twitter and Facebook page has been one that commemorated the series 20th anniversary. The profile pic was changed on January 13 with “Resident Evil” printed in the same text used
Below is the games current Facebook page as seen on an iPhone:
This has lead many to speculate that Capcom is planning to announce a release date for the Resident Evil 2 remake. Publishers and game franchise will often change their profile pic sometime before a major announcement. The pic has received over 500 comments with most of it being speculation that there will be an announcement regarding the RE2 remake. Some fans have also speculated that the picture change could just be a update to their social media page.
Several media outlets have also speculated that Capcom is about to make a new announcement regarding the series. However they did note that the Resident Evil 2 remake was not the only possible game that could be announced.
Fans have been asking for a Resident Evil 2 remake for several years but then in 2015, Capcom asked for their input on Facebook. Several days after collecting feedback, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi submitted a proposed remake to Capcom’s leadership. A few days later, it was announced that the remake was in the works.
Since that announcement; there had been no news regarding its progress or development. It’s unknown if the remake will keep the original gameplay setup or use the one introduced in Resident Evil 4 or the First-Person / VR gameplay from Resident Evil 7.
Resident Evil 2 was the second game in the horror series and has been hailed as the best title in the series along with being one of the greatest horror games of all time. The game was first released in 1998 for the PlayStation then ported over to the PC, Nintendo 64, and Sega Dreamcast.