Resident Evil 4 was, without a doubt, the most influential installment in the saga. And not only because it was a turning point within the franchise, but because it revolutionized all third-person action and horror games that came after.
Now, 17 years later and after the official announcement that Capcom is going to give it the same remake treatment that previous installments have received , it has positioned itself as one of the most anticipated titles of the new generation of consoles and PCs. The new Resident Evil 4 promises to be faithful to the original, but it will introduce big changes in graphics and gameplay. We tell you all the details that are known so far.
The new Resident Evil 4 will be available on March 24, 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam).
In addition, Capcom has announced that we will also be able to play in virtual reality through PlayStation VR 2, but it is not yet known if it will be just a part or the full game or the date on which that possibility will be available.
The new Resident Evil 4, updated but faithful to the original
The new Resident Evil 4 has been developed with those who are nostalgic for the Game Cube, PS2 and later classics in mind, but also those who have never played it. As Capcom states, everything that made it unique and special has been kept , while the graphics and gameplay mechanics have been updated .
Stunning state-of-the-art graphics
The development of the game is carried out by the same team that was in charge of the remake of Resident Evil 2 .
One of the aspects in which more work has been done is in the graphics. Its contents have been redone using the RE Engine , a graphics engine that leaves no one indifferent, capable of drawing scenarios with the smallest detail, perfectly tracing facial expressions and allowing us to glimpse textures with amazing quality. In short, a guarantee that the original experience will adapt perfectly to the new generation of consoles.
Resident Evil 4 introduced the third person perspective , something that is not going to change in the remake. Of course, according to Capcom’s words, it offers “a reimagined story, and impressive next-generation graphics” to provide new nuances of terror.
“The sense of isolation and awkwardness of the original game has been further enhanced, and the controls have been polished to fit today’s standards, which enhances the intensity of the game,” says Capcom. Also, it would not be unreasonable to think of a multiplayer version.
Leon S. Kennedy and his mission in Spain
As in the original game, the action of the Resident Evil 4 remake takes place in Spain.
The story takes place six years after the biological catastrophe in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy (based on the model Eduard Badaluta ) is appointed as a special agent for the President of the United States.
His latest assignment is the most difficult of his career: to rescue the president’s daughter, Ashley Graham (played by Dutch model Ella Freya ), who has been kidnapped by a dangerous cult that wants to make an attempt on her life.
The clues take him to a remote corner of the Iberian Peninsula where its people have been devastated by the so-called Plagas, parasites that take control of the body and mind, turning their hosts into extremely dangerous beings under the orders of the self-styled “Illuminated”. ”.