Sony kicked off the State of Play livestream on Thursday with the announcement of the long-rumoured, widely leaked Resident Evil 4 Remake. While the short trailer didn’t reveal much about the gameplay, it did show various locations and characters from the game, and most importantly, a release date: March 24th, 2023.
Most strikingly – and predictably – the new Resident Evil 4 looks visually leagues ahead of its 2005 counterpart. Throughout the minute-long trailer, we see protagonist Leon Kennedy, anti-heroine Ada Wong, Ashley Graham, Luis, and glimpses of antagonist Osmund Saddler and Bitores Mendez. The trailer also features brief glimpses of Salazar Castle and the iconic village from RE4’s early days and the villains who inhabit it. The voiceover seems to indicate that the game’s story has been expanded and will act as a more direct sequel to Resident Evil 2, which also features Leon as a protagonist.
The trailer ends with a short teaser that VR content is also in development for Resident Evil 4.
Watch the full trailer below.
This is just the latest in the long line of Resident Evil remakes – which, if you’re accurate, start on the GameCube with the remake of the original 1996 game. In 2019, developer-publisher Capcom released a remake of Resident Evil 2, which was then followed by a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis in 2020. And if you’re being technical, this is actually the second Resident Evil 4 remake in as many years – sort of. Last year Capcom teamed up with developer Armature Studios on the excellent Resident Evil 4 VR.
https://www.gameinformer.com/state-of-play/2022/06/02/resident-evil-4-remake-coming-in-march-2023 Resident Evil 4 Remake Coming In March 2023