​'Resident Evil 2' Reboot Will Have Two Editions, One Being An Uncensored 'Z Version'

In Japan, Capcom will release two versions of the long awaited Resident Evil 2 remake remake, with one being an absolute gorefest. It still can't compete with how violent our version is, though.

The 18+ game will boast more bloody and gruesome scenes, while the toned down version will replace over the top horror with something less brutal, but still pretty scary.

At the moment, Japan will be the only country where players will have a choice between the two editions. This also happened for Resident Evil 7.

We're not sure how toned the 'Standard' 17+ version (rated CERO D) of Biohazard RE:2 will be, but if it follows a similar structure to RE:7's cleaner release, the answer could be 'very toned'.

The two Japanese editions of the 2017 horror game saw quite a few differences between them, most notably when killing enemies or running into random gore. For example, GameByte reported that before the first boss fight, Jack just kills the police officer rather than turning his head into a banana split.

Unfortunately for the rest of us, we probably won't get the choice of two versions. And even worse (or better if you like this kind of thing), the 18+ (rated CERO Z) is apparently a lot less gory than the games we usually get.

The return to Racoon City has been widely requested among the Resident Evil community for quite some time, due to the 1998 original being one of the best horror games of the last two decades.

Fans will have to wait just a little while longer for it to hit shelves, though, as the reboot is set to release on 25 January 2019, for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Will you be buying it? Do you wish you could get the less gory version? Let us know what you think about having two versions.

Featured Image Credit: Capcom

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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