Two people behind the Resident Evil 2 remake have revealed how long it’ll take to beat the game’s story. Interestingly, playing both characters will take approximately the same time. As it turns out, it won’t take too long to beat the story itself. Unlocking all the extra content could be a whole different story, if the remake takes a leaf from the original RE2.
So, how long exactly will it take to complete the story of Resident Evil 2? Well, according to director Kazunori Kadoi and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi (via Wccftech), you’ll need around 10 hours for each of the two characters, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Now, we’ve got to put a bit of an asterisk or two there. For one, Claire and Leon share certain parts of the campaign. So, it could happen that you move at a faster clip the second time around, because you’ll know the layout and what to do. Presumably.
Then, there’s the question of what that ten-hour mark covers. As in, does that include all of the exploration that you can do? If the one-off demo is anything to go by, there’s a ton of documents to read, and different corridors and rooms to rummage through for consumables and other stuff. It might take more time if you’re trying to see everything the remake has to offer. On a similar note, if the remake follows in the steps of the original, you’ll have to play through the campaign and bonus modes a number of times to unlock all the extra content, such as Hunk and Tofu. So, even though a single campaign playthrough might take ten hours, you might have to go through the whole thing several times over. That could potentially inflate the total playtime significantly for completionists.
The remake of Resident Evil 2 is coming out on January 25th, 2019. It’ll be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Based on my brief experience with the one-and-done demo, I think it’s gonna be a blast to play, even if I found it to be tough as nails.