The highly anticipated 'Resident Evil 2' remake will be released in January 2019.

Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2

Developer Capcom confirmed the excited news during the Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) E3 press conference on Monday (10.06.18) and gave players a teaser of what's come.

The company confirmed that the revamped title has been given a total overhaul for the upcoming release, and it has been "completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience".

In a statement following the exciting trailer during E3, the company said: "Using Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, 'Resident Evil 2' offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernised controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game."

The title - which will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC - will see Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield struggling to survive against zombies in Raccoon City.

Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said fans would get a "richer experience", and promised there is much more to come.

He said: "The press and fan reaction to 'Resident Evil 2' when we said 'We Do It' in 2015 has been overwhelming. We've been very eager to unveil the new game to the world this week.

"We want fans to see the reimagining of 'Resident Evil 2' not only captures the magic of the beloved original, but also expands it to deliver a richer experience. The first look at E3 is just a taste of what's to come."