PC gamers have taken quite a shine to the Resident Evil 2 remake. It has netted three times more players on Steam than Resident Evil 7. A all-time peak of 74 227 players was clocked for the remake compared to 20, 449 for RE7. It also overcame being pitched at a higher price than the 7th installment of the series at least in the UK and EU and, of course, has only been on release for 6 days.
In its first week, Resi Remake shipped 3 million units globally in its first week. This puts it half-way towards Resident Evil 7 ‘s cumulative six million copies sold since its release in January 2017.
Clearly, there is still a strong appetite for the series and Capcom are keen to satisfy that appetite. On Monday, it announced free DLC entitled The Ghost Surviors will arrive on February 15th. Players will be able take on the roles of a gunshop owner, the mayor’s daughter, and a soldier. The stories are called No Time to Mourn, Runaway, and Forgotten Soldier:
The Ghost Survivors is coming as a free update to #RE2 starting February 15th!
Explore “what if” stories of three unfortunate souls who never made it out of Raccoon City: The gunshop owner, the mayor’s daughter, the soldier.
▶ No Time to Mourn
▶ Forgotten Soldier pic.twitter.com/nH4dSX4GlV
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) January 28, 2019
Capcom also released some pretty interesting stats. Leon is the first choice of 79% of players for their first play through with a somewhat paltry 21% opting for Claire. 57 years have already been spent worldwide cumulatively solving the puzzles in Resident Evil 2 Remake by players. In terms of the number of players, the USA leads the way with 691,594 with Japan a fair way behind but still boasting over half a million (551,449).
Overall, Resi Evil Remake has been a roaring and well-deserved success for Capcom. Hopefully, it may even inspire more remakes…..