If you were attached to the original voice over performances in Resident Evil 2, you may not like the latest news about the upcoming remake of the game.
According to actress Alyson Court, who played Claire in the 1998 PlayStation classic, Capcom has chosen to use non-union actors to voice the remake’s protagonists. That means that Claire, as well as Leon Kennedy and Ada Wong, will sound different than they did in the original game. There was actually a fan campaign for the original actors to return and Court was even contacted about reprising the role, but the company tasked with overseeing the voiceover work in the US reportedly chose to to in a different direction.
“I would have done it,” Court explained in a YouTube video. “because I know you guys wanted me to, and I really appreciate your support. I appreciate the outrage you had towards Capcom and everybody involved. But unfortunately, as far as I know they chose to go non-union with the voice performances.”
Both Leon Kennedy actor Matt Mercer and Ada Wong actress Courtenay Taylor (via Xbox Achievements) have backed up Court’s claims, tweeting that their experiences have been the same as her’s and that they will also not be returning. It isn’t yet clear who has been hired to replace them.
The Resident Evil 2 Remake — originally announced back in 2015 — still doesn’t have a release date.