Over the past few days, Resident Evil fans have been losing their minds over the idea that the original voice cast for Resident Evil 2 will not return to the roles fans have fallen in love with for the Remake. Multiple sites have confirmed that Capcom will be recasting the roles of Leon and Clair with non-union voice actors for the localization.
Alyson Court, who voiced Claire Redfield in Resident Evil 2 and Code: Veronica, was originally asked to reprise her role, only to later discover that the company Capcom hired to do the voice work gave the part to another woman. To which Court posted a video online voicing her disappointment.
Courtenay Taylor, another voice actor who voiced Ada Wong in three Resident Evil titles also confirmed she has not been asked back to voice her character, citing that Capcom is choosing to go with non-union voice actors. It appears that Capcom is making these decisions as a response to the video game voice actors strike, which many people may have forgotten is still happening and is one of the longest actor strikes to happen in the industry.
Clearly, the fanbase is not accepting these changes and has been vocal on social media, but it's still unclear whether Capcom will actually dial it back and bring the old actors in for a fair wage. There is a president for it as Konami pulled the same trick on their remastered versions of Silent Hill 2 and 3, with fan outrage forcing them to use the original dialogue in the game. Maybe Resident Evil fans can get the same from Capcom?