The Resident Evil 4 remake is official, and not only is it in production, but it also has a release date. Starring Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy, the 2000s classic will return with redesigned graphics and updated gameplay for the current generation of consoles. The game’s announcement took place during a presentation of State of Play by Sony this Thursday.
Capcom showed off gameplay footage and cinematic snippets from Resident Evil 4 Remake in a trailer shown at the event. In the video, it is possible to see both Leon and another character, which could be Ashley Graham — the daughter of the US president who is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious village in Europe.
Despite following the same plot as the classic game, the recreation is done from scratch in the RE Engine graphics engine — also used in the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes. The game is expected to support resolutions of up to 4K and 60 frames per second. on current-gen consoles such as PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
In the State of Play, it was only said that Resident Evil 4 Remake arrived for PS5. However, the game is likely cross-platform, just like previous recreations. However, it is unknown if the title will come to PS4 and Xbox One. The release is scheduled for March 24, 2023.
It’s worth mentioning that a PlayStation VR2 version of Resident Evil 4 Remake is also in development. However, there is no release date set.
Watch the Resident Evil 4 Remake trailer below:
Resident Evil Village is also coming to PSVR2.
In addition to Resident Evil 4 Remake, Capcom will release Resident Evil Village for PlayStation VR2. The story will be the same, but the gameplay will be adapted to work in the virtual reality accessory. There is no release date yet, but the release will likely happen only in 2023…