Capcom is continuing its track of remakes, this time with the game that reforged the Resident Evil franchise. It’s time to revisit the terror of RE4.
The horror returns
Unless you missed the trend, you’ve probably been expecting Capcom’s latest announcement. Brought into the light at Sony’s State of Play event last week, Capcom’s remake train will continue rolling with a remake of Resident Evil 4.
The announcement comes on the heels of remakes of both RE2 and 3, which received mixed receptions. RE2 was great, loaded with new content, while RE3 was… well it was decent. I liked what I played of it personally, though it seemed like most longtime fans weren’t in love.
As for Resident Evil 4, it’s certainly looking pretty great right now, and there might be a reason for that. Namely, that Capcom has “many team members” from the Resident Evil 2 remake’s development back onboard.
Check out the first trailer, with RE engine in effect, below.
Resident Evil 4 joins Leon S. Kennedy six years after his hellish experiences in the biological disaster of Raccoon City. His unmatched resolve caused him to be recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president of the United States. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is dispatched to rescue the president’s recently kidnapped daughter. Leon tracks her to a secluded European village, however after making first contact he discovers a fervor beyond reason grips the local populace.Capcom press release
While it’s looking terrific, it’s going to be a while til RE4 finally sees release. That’ll happen on March 24th, 2023, and you can expect to see it on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.