Release date and everything we know

Release date and everything we know

Capcom first released the original Resident Evil 4 back in 2005. Fast-forward nearly two decades; We are officially getting a new version of one of the most beloved games in the series. Resident Evil 4 set the standards for the series going forward. Gone are those usual tank controls and fixed camera angle; Resident Evil 4 became an over-the-shoulder shooter with an emphasis on action.

With the remake coming next year, here’s everything we know about Resident Evil 4 Remake, including its release date, trailer, platforms, possible gameplay, and leaks.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: release date

Leon exploring the forest and looking at the ravens in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Credits to Capcom

After months of speculation, leaks, and rumours, Capcom finally confirmed that Resident Evil 4 would be getting a remake. This information is highly anticipated and expected by fans since Capcom has already made a remake of Resident Evil 2 and 3.

It would be a misstep for Capcom to skip Resident Evil 4. The best part of the announcement is that Capcom gave us the game’s release date: March 24, 2023.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: Trailer Breakdown

The trailer begins with a set of string instruments playing an upbeat tune. Then the title Resident Evil appears followed by the number 4. We then hear an audio playback of a possible police report that says, “We found a baby eagle.” This report most likely indicates that they have found Ashley’s location. Ashley is the president’s daughter who has been missing, and Leon Kennedy is a special agent whose mission is to find her at all costs.

The scene fades to black after transitioning into a vast dark forest. We then see Ashley scared and like she’s running from something. In the next scene, we see a glimpse of Leon walking through the dark forest and entering a house. Leon opens the door to the house and then the scene changes to an angled shot of the iconic “town” in Resident Evil 4.

Luis Sera in Resident Evil 4 Remake
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Then we hear a voice that I would assume is Luis Sera. Luis is a recurring character who helped take down Los Iluminados. The trailer then gives us a glimpse of the cult of Los Iluminados and even the “Big Cheese”, Bitores Méndez.

We also see Ada Wong in the trailer, along with some Ganados and a shot of the iconic lake in Resident Evil 4.

Sadler in the remake of Resident Evil 4
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The trailer ends with the voice of Sadler, the leader of Los Illuminados, who speaks of “Receiving the most sacred body”. This line most likely developed when Sadler injected Leon with Las Plagas. Lastly, we see Leon in the backseat of a car looking at Ashley’s picture, then the Resident Evil 4 title is shown along with the release date.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: Platforms

Platform Resident Evil 4 Remake
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In the first Resident Evil 4 Remake trailer, we thought that Capcom would only release the game on Playstation 5. However, during the Developer Game Overview segment, Capcom announced that the game will be coming to the PlayStation 5. Playstation 5, XBOX Series X/S and PC.

We can also assume that Capcom will release all of these versions on March 24, 2023, as no clarification was provided when they announced the platforms.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: Gameplay

Lion walking through the forest
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Capcom kept Resident Evil 4 Remake’s gameplay to a minimum, only showing us a few seconds every now and then. However, we can safely assume that Capcom will base this remake on their previous projects, Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remake. Based on these remakes, we can expect Resident Evil 4 to deviate from the original source. However, to what extent is unknown.

Leon pointing his gun.
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Resident Evil 4 had an over-the-shoulder camera angle, similar to the ones we see in the remake’s reveal trailer. Capcom will most likely add a few more mechanics to the game to give returning players a new experience. Lastly, expect a fresh and revamped UI like inventory, key items, maps, etc.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: leaks and rumors

Leon Kennedy's new design in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Credits to Capcom

Ever since the game’s trailer was revealed, there have been many rumors about the game’s departure from the original. take all this information with a grain of salt, as Capcom has yet to confirm or deny any of these.

  • Expanded Assignment Ada and Separate Tracks.
  • Capcom will take inspiration from the original beta version of the game. This decision will induce a creepier setting for Resident Evil 4.
  • Ashley will no longer follow Leon and will choose to hide in a special safe room while Leon explores the area.
  • The trader will now have a Spanish accent instead of the original Australian one.
  • Capcom will remove Jack Krauser from the game. Krauser is one of the bosses from the original Resident Evil 4.
  • Luis Sera will have more lore and more prominence in the remake.
  • Salazar is no longer a dwarf; instead, he is now a sick and frail old man.
  • We will have a segment of Ashley taking Leon’s gun and retrieving the antidote herself.
  • Capcom removed the Novistadors and replaced them with an enemy chaser called The Jester.
  • The game mode called “The Mercenaries” returns with Luis replacing Krauser as the playable character.
  • Introduction of a “Parry” system that only affects regular Wins.

We will update this section if we receive official news, verifying if these leaks are accurate or not.

Resident Evil 4 is indeed an iconic stepping stone in the series. It is a well balanced game of action, horror and survival. Given that the leaks apparently have significant reworked content, how do you feel about the new version? Do you think this remake will surpass the original? Please leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

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