Resident Evil 4 Remake: Release Date and Everything We Know

Capcom first released the original Resident Evil 4 in 2005. Fast forward almost two decades; we are officially getting a remake for one of the most beloved games in the series. Resident Evil 4 set the standards for the series going forward. Gone are those usual tank controls and the fixed camera angle; the Resident Evil 4 became an over-the-shoulder shooter with an emphasis on action.

With the remake coming up next year, here’s everything we know about Resident Evil 4 Remake, including its release date, trailer, platforms, possible gameplay, and leaks.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: Release Date

Leon exploring the woods and looking at the crows in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Credits to Capcom

After months of speculations, leaks, and rumors, Capcom finally confirmed that Resident Evil 4 would be getting a remake. This information is highly anticipated and expected by fans since Capcom already made a remake of Resident Evil 2 and 3.

It would be a wrong move for Capcom to skip Resident Evil 4. The best part about the announcement is that Capcom gave us the game’s release date: March 24, 2023.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: Trailer Breakdown

The trailer begins with a set of stringed instruments playing an upbeat tune. The title Resident Evil then appears followed by the number 4. We then hear an audio playback of a possible police report saying, “We’ve found baby eagle.” This report most likely indicates that they’ve found Ashley’s location. Ashley is the president’s daughter who has been missing, and Leon Kennedy is a special agent whose mission is to find her at all costs.

The scene cuts to black after panning onto a dark and vast forest. We then see Ashley scared and as if she’s running away from something. In the next scene, we see a glimpse of Leon walking through the dark woods and into a house. Leon opens the door to the house then the scene transitions to an angled shot of the iconic “village” in Resident Evil 4.

Luis Sera in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Credits to Capcom

We then hear a voice of who I would highly assume to be Luis Sera. Luis is a recurring character who helped bring down the Los Iluminados. The trailer then gives us glimpses of the Los Iluminados cult and even the “Big Cheese,” Bitores Mendez.

We also see Ada Wong in the trailer, along with a few Ganados and a shot of the iconic lake in Resident Evil 4.

Sadler in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Credits to Capcom

The trailer ends with the voice of Sadler, the leader of the Los Iluminados, who talks about “Receiving the most sacred body.” This line most likely plays out when Sadler injected Leon with the Las Plagas. Lastly, we see Leon in the backseat of a car looking at Ashley’s picture, then the title Resident Evil 4 is displayed along with the release date.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: Platforms

Resident Evil 4 Remake platforms
Credits to Capcom

At the first trailer for the Resident Evil 4 Remake, we thought that Capcom would only release the game on the Playstation 5. However, during the Developer Game Overview segment, Capcom announced that the game is coming to the Playstation 5, XBOX Series X/S, and PC.

We can also assume that Capcom will release all of these versions on March 24, 2023, as no clarifications were provided when they announced the platforms.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: Gameplay

Leon going through the woods
Credits to Capcom

Capcom kept the gameplay of Resident Evil 4 Remake minimal, only showing us a few seconds of it from time to time. However, we can safely assume that Capcom will be basing this remake on their previous projects, Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remake. Based on these remakes, we can expect that Resident Evil 4 will deviate from the original source. However, to what extent is unknown.

Leon taking aim with his gun.
Credits to Capcom

Resident Evil 4 had an over-the-shoulder camera angle, similar to the ones we see on the reveal trailer of the remake. Most likely, Capcom will add a few more mechanics to the game to give it a fresh experience for its returning players. Lastly, expect a new and revamped user interface such as the inventory, key items, maps, etc.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: Leaks and Rumors

Leon Kennedy's new design in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Credits to Capcom

Since the trailer reveal for the game, there have been many rumors about the deviation of the game from the original. Take all this information with a grain of salt, as Capcom has not yet confirmed nor denied any of these.

  • Expanded Assignment Ada and Separate Ways.
  • Capcom will take inspiration from the original beta version of the game. This decision will induce a spookier setting for Resident Evil 4.
  • Ashley will no longer follow Leon and opt to hide in a special safe room while Leon is exploring the area.
  • The Merchant will now have a Spanish accent instead of an Australian from the original.
  • Capcom will remove Jack Krauser from the game. Krauser is one of the bosses in the original Resident Evil 4.
  • Luis Sera will have more lore and more role in the remake.
  • Salazar is no longer a dwarf; instead, he is now a sick and frail old man.
  • We will have a segment of Ashley taking Leon’s pistol and retrieving the antidote herself.
  • Capcom removed the Novistadors and replaced them with a pursuer enemy called The Jester.
  • The game mode called “The Mercenaries” returns with Luis replacing Krauser as a playable character.
  • Introduction of a “Parry” system that only affects regular Ganados.

We’ll update this section if we get official news, verifying if these leaks are accurate or not.

Resident Evil 4 is indeed an iconic stepping stone into the series. It is a well-balanced game of action, horror, and survival. With the leaks seemingly having significant reworked content, how do you feel about the remake? Do you think that this remake will surpass the original? Please leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

John Carlo
John Carlo
Greetings and salutation friends! I am John Carlo Vijuan, an avid gamer from the Philippines. I'm a Content Writer/Game Reviewer/Ghost Writer. a Music Producer/Songwriter, a Former Twitch Streamer and a Graduate of Mechanical Engineering. I also go by my artist name as Jaed (jayd) That's basically everything about me!

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