The rumors were true, and the Resident Evil 4 remake is really happening. Capcom continues its hot streak of remaking classic Resident Evil games, and this upcoming remake isn’t just any game, it’s one of the most beloved Capcom games of all time.
With such an ambitious remake for such a high-profile game, it’s safe to say expectations are high and fans will have questions. Here’s everything you need to know about the Resident Evil 4 remake.
Resident Evil 4 Remake: What is it?
Resident Evil 4 Remake is, as the name suggests, a remake of the original Resident Evil 4, which was first released on January 11, 2005. While Resident Evil 4 was originally designed for the GameCube, it has been ported to virtually every gaming platform. under the sun.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is designed to modernize the game. Even if Resident Evil 4 is more playable than other games Capcom has remade, it’s still aged when it comes to controls and visuals.
With its third-person shooter controls, Resident Evil 4 was critically acclaimed and widely regarded as one of the most influential games of all time, helping to propel third-person shooters as a genre, as well as more directly inspire the Dead Space franchise.
Capcom notes that the Resident Evil 4 remake is being developed using the proprietary RE Engine, which has been used in most Capcom games in recent years, including every Resident Evil game since Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. It is also being used in the upcoming Street Fighter 6.
That said, this game seems to be the closest to the original of the remakes so far, at least in terms of how it plays. While Capcom is using the RE Engine to modernize the controls and visuals, the game appears to remain a third-person survival horror shooter.
Capcom’s Resident Evil titles in recent years are some of the best horror games you can play, and it looks like the Resident Evil 4 remake could join that list.
Resident Evil 4 Remake: Trailers
The announcement trailer for the Resident Evil 4 remake was unveiled during Sony’s presentation. PlayStation State of Play Exhibit June 2022. You can take a look at the trailer below:
Resident Evil 4 remake: history, gameplay and differences
Previous Resident Evil remakes, such as Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, have not been completely one-on-one regarding the story, and it seems that Resident Evil 4 remake will also have some differences. That said, the story will keep the same premise.
Six years after the events of Resident Evil 2, Leon Kennedy is recruited to rescue Ashley Graham, the president’s daughter. In the midst of investigating him, Leon arrives in a remote European village. There, Leon is drawn into a dark fight for survival against hideous monsters and a sinister cult.
Capcom notes that the team is “reinventing the history of the game,” so it’s safe to say that the game won’t be the same beat for beat. That said, Capcom is also focused on “keeping the gist of its direction,” so expect smaller deviations and surprises, not really big differences.
Reports leading up to the game’s reveal indicated that the Resident Evil 4 remake is set to take on a creepier tone, with some scenes now taking place at night or using concepts that were cut from the original game.
Is Resident Evil 4 Remake PlayStation Exclusive?
Despite being advertised for the ps5 in Sony’s June 2022 State of Play, the Resident Evil 4 remake is not a PlayStation exclusive game. It is also being developed for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.
This means that Resident Evil 4 Remake will not be available on next-gen consoles like Xbox One and PS4. This was almost the case with Resident Evil Village, but Capcom was able to run versions on the older hardware in time for release.
Because the Resident Evil 4 remake is being developed exclusively for the latest consoles and PCs, the game can take full advantage of the advanced processing power and lightning-fast SSDs on these machines. That means shorter loading times or potentially even no loading screens.
Resident Evil Village used some ray tracing to improve the overall image quality, and it seems likely that the same will happen with the Resident Evil 4 remake.
However, there is some PlayStation exclusivity surrounding this game. Capcom notes that some content is being developed to support PSVR2, the upcoming virtual reality gaming headset from Sony. It’s currently unclear if this will be a specific mode or if the entire game can be played in virtual reality, like with Resident Evil 4 VR for Quest 2.
Capcom is also working on a version of Resident Evil Village for PS VR2, which will allow players to experience the full game in virtual reality.
Resident Evil 4 Remake: Release Date
Resident Evil 4 Remake was announced with a release date of March 24, 2023.
Interestingly, this makes Resident Evil 4 part of a potential run of big-budget horror games. Krafton and Striking Distance Studios’ Callisto Protocol is scheduled to release on December 2, 2022, while the Dead Space remake is scheduled to arrive on January 27, 2023. That means gamers will get three great horror games. in the third person in a span. of a couple of months.
Also, Dead Space was directly inspired by the original Resident Evil 4, while The Callisto Protocol is being created by developers who worked on the original Dead Space, adding to the fun of the situation.
At this point, we’ll have to wait and see if this release date sticks, given the generally shaky state of game development in recent years.
With that in mind, it’s worth noting that Resident Evil Village was released on May 7, 2021. With the Resident Evil 4 remake scheduled to release nearly two years later, this isn’t the longest period of time between releases. of Resident Evil games since the release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on January 24, 2017.
Resident Evil 2 Remake was released on January 25, 2019, while Resident Evil 3 Remake was released on April 3, 2020.