Everything you need to know about the Resident Evil 4 remake

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Everything you need to know about the Resident Evil 4 remake

(Pocket-lint) – Not for the first time, we’re back at Resident Evil 4 – Capcom confirmed during the June 2022 State of Play presentation that one of its most successful games is being remade for next-gen consoles and PCs.

The game will be updated to 2023 standards, according to Capcom, and thus should look absolutely excellent, given how impressive the Village looked last year. Here are all the key facts for you.

Resident Evil 4 trailer and release date

The Resident Evil 4 trailer surfaced during a PlayStation State of Play event in early June 2022, and it was the weirdest thing ever: a gameplay reveal that ends with a specific date.

Thanks to that trailer, we know that the game is coming on March 24, 2023, so you still have to wait a bit before you step back into Leon’s shoes.

We’ll get another look at the game on June 13 when Capcom holds a game showcase event, so you can tune in to see more.

Resident Evil 4 platforms

While the game was shown off as part of a PlayStation event, it won’t be exclusive to Sony’s platform: Resident Evil 4 will release on PlayStation 5, but also on Xbox Series X/S and PC. Finally, it will have support for PSVR 2, Sony’s next-generation virtual reality headset.

This means the game skips past-gen consoles, a significant step. That said, by launch, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will have been around for over two years, so we’re at the stage where launches are starting to skip older consoles in the interest of more performance-focused.

Resident Evil 4 Story

We’re going to keep things vague in case you’ve never played the original Resident Evil 4, on any of the many, many platforms it’s been re-released on since it first came out.

The game sees Leon Kennedy, star of Resident Evil 2, take on a dangerous mission to rescue the daughter of the American president. She has been kidnapped by a cult based in rural Spain, which takes the series a bit to the wilderness.

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There, a mysterious plague has eaten the community and turned them furious and violent, leaving plenty of ambushes and traps for Leon to navigate.

Meanwhile, there’s typical Resident Evil shenanigans involving Albert Wesker and Ada Wong, among others, playing out in the background. It all adds up to one of Resident Evil’s pulpiest stories, despite a tone that’s quite realistic at times.

Of course, we don’t know how much Capcom will change the story and script – their Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes made some updates and lengthened certain sections for pacing reasons rather than leaving things exactly how you remember them, after all.

This means that one of gaming’s most familiar campaigns could well have a few surprises up its sleeve when Resident Evil 4 finally launches.

Resident Evil 4 Gameplay

Resident Evil 4 was a big step towards action-packed gameplay for the series when it launched, and we imagine things will continue to be that way for its remake, with Leon gunning down large mobs of enemies with limited ammo.

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From the reveal trailer, you can already tell that the visuals are a big step up, and a side effect of that will be much more realistic lighting, which could make a wide range of locations look much creepier and more atmospheric. , from castle interiors to ruined houses.


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We get glimpses of returning characters that will help Leon along the way, and the game also has him herding Ashley (the target of the kidnapping) for much of its duration, so it will be interesting to see if Capcom has done that process. shooting guard. a bit softer and easier to control.

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Written by Max Freeman-Mills.

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