Resident Evil 2, known as BIOHAZARD RE:2 in Japan, is an action-adventure game currently in late-development by Capcom's Division 1 studio. The game is a reimagining of the 1998 game of the same name. The game was announced on August 12, 2015, several weeks after Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, as "H", asked people following the official Resident Evil Facebook page what their thoughts were on the matter, then relaying his findings to Division 1. After almost three years of silence, a trailer of the game was shown at E3 2018 during Sony's panel, showcasing various new areas, hints of expanded story elements and new redesigns of classic characters along with a slated release date of January 25, 2019. A demo of the game was also playable at Capcom's booth during E3.