Resident Evil 2 Remake: 9 Tiny Details Fans Will Love

9. Rita Phillips


Capcom deciding to recreate Resident Evil 2 from the ground up gives it the rare opportunity to make some retroactive changes for the sake of continuity. A whole lot of sequels and spin-offs followed in the original's wake, some of which elaborated upon the established canon, resulting in inconsistencies like Rita Phillips.

Hailing from 2003's oft-overlooked Resident Evil Outbreak, Rita, along with a handful of other survivors, was a police officer stationed in Raccoon City at the time of the outbreak who, with our boy Marvin's help, purportedly escaped the station - and the city - alive.

No mention of Rita's existence or hopeful escape is ever made in Resi 2, but some of the lucky few to have played an early demo of the remake have stumbled across a nameplate with her name engraved on it.

Whether she'll show up in the flesh, so to speak, remains a mystery, but if nothing else, Miss. Phillips has at last been canonized in Resident Evil lore.


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