It’s hard to believe that Resident Evil 2 is not only real but is releasing so soon, but here’s a look at some gameplay footage just to prove that Capcom hasn’t been pulling our infected legs. As announced earlier in the week, the action takes place from an over-the-shoulder perspective, so with Leon S. Kennedy in the lead role, it bears more than a passing resemblance to Resident Evil 4.

However, as this gameplay footage demonstrates, it’s a helluva lot less trigger happy than the floppy haired hero’s trip to Spain. Exploration appears to be the order of the day, with the excellent RE Engine putting in real work, rendering Raccoon City at what appears to be a rock solid 60 frames-per-second. While we’re not overly keen on the new facial designs, it’s a small nit-pick in an otherwise stellar looking game.