There's been a bit of confusion over the announced Resident Evil 2 revival from Capcom. It has been reported by the company itself that a remaster is in the works, but that's not actually true; it's a full blown remake instead.
Seems to be a few people picking up a mistranslation in our own investor report. RE2 will be a full from the ground up remake NOT a remaster— Stuart Turner (@OnlyOneT) December 3, 2015
Back in August Capcom said it was pleased to announce "Resident Evil 2 has been approved for development." Obviously a total remake is a lot more work that remastering assets and some mechanics, which is why they couldn't offer a timeline.
"As the title is only just starting its development cycle we unfortunately don't have any additional information or assets to share at this time. However, for now we want our fans to know that we appreciate all the feedback and support we've received on this title. We're looking forward to delivering this highly anticipated Resident Evil experience that fans have been waiting for."
The Resident Evil 2 remake is without any platform or date announcements.