Resident Evil 4 Remake Trailers: Every thing That is Modified

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Leon points his handgun at the camera in a screenshot from Resident Evil 4's remake.

Leon from the brand new Resident Evil 4 remake trailer.
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Resident Evil 4 is a bona fide traditional. Among the best video games ever made. And so, it was inevitable that a remake would happen. At present, at a big digital showcase, Capcom confirmed off a bunch of latest gameplay footage of the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake. And whereas a whole lot of traditional moments and characters are coming again for this new tackle the legendary horror recreation, some issues are additionally altering this time round, which has this ol’ RE4 fan very excited.

Learn Extra: Everything We Saw At The Big Resident Evil Showcase

Initially launched again in 2005 solely for the Nintendo GameCube, Resident Evil 4 is taken into account by many to be among the best third-person action-horror video games ever made, mixing traditional survival horror parts with a then-new over-the-shoulder digital camera angle and fight controls. The story stars Resident Evil 2’s Leon Kennedy as he takes on a mission to save lots of the President’s daughter after she is grabbed by a bizarre cult in Japanese Europe. When he arrives he rapidly learns that the locals are contaminated with an odd parasite, Las Plagas, turning them and native animals into harmful monsters. Lots of killing and stock sorting follows. Good instances. I ought to know, I’ve bought it like 300 times at this point. And this new remake, out March 2023, appears to largely be following that very same setup, however with some small tweaks and presumably greater adjustments to the traditional components.


Within the first gameplay video Capcom confirmed off throughout the occasion, we see what seems to be a recreation of the enduring opening hour of Resident Evil 4. Leon is on the hunt for clues in regards to the lacking daughter, Ashley Graham, and stumbles upon a dilapidated farmhouse. In contrast to within the authentic recreation, this time’s even creepier because the scene is about in the course of the evening.

At one level, after getting into a creepy basement full of skulls, Leon finds one among his police escorts useless and hears over the radio the opposite escort having an, uh…dangerous time. That is additionally a change from the unique. Whereas these escorts additionally suffered sad fates within the traditional recreation, how Leon learns about them is barely totally different. I’m excited to see how else Capcom adjustments up the precise approach sure occasions play out, conserving the general story related, however tweaking the smaller beats. Oh, and Leon can crouch now! Neat.

When Leon reaches the village, he finds an analogous scene as within the authentic, and identical to earlier than, he has to struggle off the nasty locals, together with a chainsaw-wielding maniac who can kill with one strike. Throughout this struggle, we see that Leon can nonetheless make use of the traditional stun-kick-kill combo, which I all the time depend on so much to save lots of ammo. He additionally kills a poor cow when he units the barn on fireplace whereas escaping. Form of a jerk transfer, Leon.

During all of this action, we can see Leon has learned how to move and shoot at the same time, something you couldn’t do in the original game (but could in the recent VR edition). I know some folks are worried this could kill the game’s famous tension, but I’m also curious to see how Capcom takes advantage of the player’s newly boosted mobility to ratchet up the intensity during larger fights.

Capcom explained some of the other changes it’s made in the Resident Evil 4 remake throughout the full livestream.


Leon now has a brand new parry, which permits him to make use of his knife to counter enemy assaults. It will possible be helpful, as Capcom says the villagers at the moment are extra bloodthirsty and have extra methods to assault and kill you. He additionally makes use of his knife to dam a chainsaw from chopping him in half, reminder that that is nonetheless Resident Evil and issues will get campy.

Oh, and sure, the wonderful attache case inventory system is again. Fortunately, crafting and equipping objects, like herbs, appears extra streamlined and simpler than within the authentic, taking some cues from the VR port, maybe? The Merchant is also back and whereas he nonetheless sells and buys issues (stranger…) he additionally now accepts gems as forex, letting you commerce these priceless rocks for brand new gear and objects, one thing not discovered within the authentic RE4.


Lastly, Capcom dropped a brand new story trailer that options some fascinating hints about what else could be altering. At one level we see Ashley, totally contaminated with the parasite, pull a gun on somebody, presumably Leon or Ada. This didn’t occur within the traditional recreation and I’ll have an interest to see if it is a actual second or some kind of fake-out from a dream sequence. That story trailer additionally gave us our first take a look at some iconic moments, like the boss fight against the lake monster, and a greater take a look at the brand new tackle Ada Wong.

Every thing right here has me excited. The small and presumably large adjustments to each the gameplay and story appear good. Nothing, to date, seems to be to be ruining the vibes and really feel of the unique recreation. However even when Capcom bungles this, I’m not too apprehensive. Of all of the video games on the earth, few are as simply accessible throughout practically each platform as Resident Evil 4. So if this finally ends up being a disappointment, I can all the time return to the unique and revel in it yet again. So I’m down for Capcom to shake issues up with RE4’s storyline and fight.

Learn Extra: Everything We Saw At The Big Resident Evil Showcase 

Resident Evil 4 Remake is out March 24, 2023 on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. PS4 house owners will be capable to improve the sport to the PS5 model at no cost, too. Pre-orders at the moment are open, too.


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