Talk:Resident Evil 2 (2019 video game)

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We need to start an article![edit]

It is out in 6 more months.Dutch pop music fan (talk) 16:05, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Well somebody can always get started on it (me included). I'll try and create a stub later today. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 16:24, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
    • Created. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 17:23, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
      • Shouln't it named Resident Evil 2: Remake?. 49.145.250.51 (talk) 00:29, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
        • No because that's not the official name. TarkusABtalk 00:30, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
        • No, but it should be a valid redirect as it used to be called that. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 02:36, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
          • there is already a cover of this game, would you guys add A cover. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 49.145.250.51 (talk) 14:01, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
            • Sure, can you link us to it? ~ Dissident93 (talk) 15:42, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
              • here logo with creepy face of monster behind [1]. 49.145.244.119 (talk) 22:13, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
                • That is not the cover. No cover art has been released yet. TarkusABtalk 22:27, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
                  • wait how is that it isn't the official logo it is shown on the trailer of the game and beta gameplay that was shown on menu it is a logo. 49.145.244.119 (talk) 05:33, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
                    • The text/font works, but not the entire image as it was just taken from the trailer. If you can find a clean image of just the Resident Evil 2 text, then it can be added; at least until more official promo/retail art is revealed closer to release. ~ Dissident93 (talk)
                      • [[2]] here. 49.145.244.119 (talk) 08:54, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
                        • Done. Someone had uploaded the logo to wikimedia commons a month ago. I just cropped it. This will be satisfactory until we get the true cover art. TarkusABtalk 12:11, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Replaced the logo with the cover art, however the border around the box shows as a flat white when it should be transparent. Not sure if I messed up somehow, but if somebody could fix that it would be appreciated. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 18:00, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

About the different releases worldwide[edit]

I added a section with all the different releases worldwide. But while it has been kept in some video game related articles, here Popcornduff undid my edit. What is the official guideline on this? As multiple special editions of popular video games are becoming a big trend for AAA publishers to advertise their games, I think it's still interesting to see how those special editions may change from a region to another. --Xinyingho (talk) 10:08, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Some limited coverage of different versions, special editions etc is appropriate if they're covered by independent reliable sources. Coverage of prices, age ratings etc is excessive. Some of this is covered by the WP:VGSCOPE guideline.
Additionally, we can only include information cited to independent reliable sources, which your text didn't. See WP:VERIFY.
If you can find some good sources that cover the different releases, and you can condense it to two or three sentences, then we might be able to include it. Popcornduff (talk) 10:19, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Are independent sources also a prerequisite for simple facts like the different editions of a video game? I understand the point for political affairs or news like crunch time in video game companies but, about the fact of what will be sold, shouldn't we be able to cite the publisher website itself as an exception to the rule? --Xinyingho (talk) 10:48, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Secondary sources are Wikipedia's bread and butter. See WP:PSTS. If the information is notable then sources will cover it - if it isn't then they won't. I imagine in this case websites will cover it though. Popcornduff (talk) 10:53, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
As a last resort, first-party sources can be used for objective facts. That being said, while release dates around the world are fine (in prose), tons of unsourced collectors edition info are not. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 17:53, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Concise title[edit]

Wouldn't it better for this article to be called "Resident Evil 2 (remake)"?  Nixinova  T  C  03:06, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

The standard to disambiguate games with the same name is YEAR video game. Can you point us to another article that uses this (remake) style? ~ Dissident93 (talk) 05:30, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Title "Biohazard" visible on the lede for the previous RE titles, but not for this one?[edit]

I tried to follow the same rationale used in other RE articles such as:

and thus add the Japanese name next to the English one for RE2 Remake: [3]


However, my edit here on this article, was reverted with the argument that it is used "but only in Japan, meaning everywhere else is it not called this and thus should be considered as important as the kanji for it.": [4] where I explained that the globe's largest digital distribution store in fact is using that name too: [5] but I was reverted again on the grounds that "Cover says Resident Evil 2, sources only say Resident Evil 2. Capcom does that with all their RE games. etc. etc.": [6] even though the Japanese name was visible on the lede of the articles for the other games despite the English covers not actually displaying it.


Edit: I noticed the following article too has the Japanese name hidden:

I am confused. --👧🏻 SilentResident 👧🏻 (talk ✉️ | contribs 📝) 00:30, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

The Biohazard title should probably be footnoted on the other pages. I used to be in favor including it like you, but for most readers, it's pretty unnecessary information especially for the lead sentence. Also FYI, you can wikilink pages directly by using brackets like [[Resident Evil 5]] instead of placing URLs. TarkusABtalk 00:39, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Done. Updated above comment by replacing URLs with Wikilinks, actually I knew about Wikilinks, just didn't felt them to be necessary. I recommend that we either update all articles to have the Japanese names public, or have them in the footnote. I do not like how currently there are different rationales for the articles of the games belonging to the same series and I feel there should be some consistency on this matter. --👧🏻 SilentResident 👧🏻 (talk ✉️ | contribs 📝) 17:33, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
I have updated all the mainline entries to this format. Don't really want to update all the other entries in the series because it will take a while and none are Good Articles or anything. TarkusABtalk 23:40, 5 February 2019 (UTC)