The remake of Resident Evil 4 was shown during the Capcom Showcase, giving us a deeper look at Capcom’s much-anticipated project shortly after it was announced during the PlayStation State of Play.
The latest trailer was shown again, along with some limited game footage. Director Yasuhiro Anbu and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi also appeared to share some additional details. Anpo and Hirabayashi reiterated that the game is a “reimagining” of the 2005 original and that they wanted to preserve the identity of the original game, but update it with the modern boom. They want to make sure it retains the “sense of fear and loneliness” from the original game, while still including exciting battles.
The game maintains a third-person perspective, as expected, and Anpo and Hirabayashi said it would feel familiar to anyone who’s played Resident Evil 2 or 3. In the limited gameplay offered, we’ve seen Leon (who looks closer to how he appeared in the Resident Evil 2 remake). (new version of the original Resident Evil 4)) as he walks through thick forests and scurries under various vineyards. The footage shown did not include any tampering with firearms.
Resident Evil 4 is the third full remake the series has seen since 2019, with Resident Evil 2 and 3 already getting the treatment. So far, there’s no news of the Resident Evil Code: Veronica remake, which is often called the “real” Resident Evil 3, and its title represents its original release as a Dreamcast game more than any kind of episodic.
Resident Evil 4 releases on March 24, 2023 for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S and PC (via Steam).
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