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You may well have noticed that a little game called Resident Evil 2 is launching today across PS4, Xbox One and PC, acting as a remake of the 1998 original that first launched on PlayStation. You may also be aware that the original game was ported to the Nintendo 64, with the console's limited cartridge storage space making that version a particularly interesting edition at the time.

Well, it just so happens that Resident Evil fans both new and old are most certainly in luck, as the development team behind the N64 version of the game are planning to get together to livestream the new remake. As well as showing off the new game and playing through everything it has to offer (obviously), the stream is set to feature commentaries from the team and even some original N64 gameplay, giving viewers an insight into how it was made and the differences between the two versions.

Resident Evil 2 on Nintendo 64
Resident Evil 2 on Nintendo 64

Even if you don't own a non-Nintendo system, or if you weren't planning on picking up a copy of the new release, this still sounds like it could be a great way to spend your time. The stream is set to be broadcast on Twitch on 1st February from 2pm PST (that's 10pm GMT) if you're interested.

Our chums over Push Square said that the new release "might be one of the most accomplished remakes of the generation", so we have high hopes for this one all round.

Are you a Resident Evil fan? Did you play the original on N64 back in the day? Let us know in the comments.