Leon, You’re My Only Hope
In recent years Capcom have gone all in on remaking the classic Resident Evil titles, so today’s official announcement of Resident Evil 4 Remake wouldn’t be a big surprise even without the rumors that have been going around in recent months.
Still, seeing the most popular Resident Evil title with fully modern graphics is something to see. Capcom are promising changes too, including a newly imagined version of the game’s stories, and updates to modernize the game’s graphics and controls. For those looking for something more, Resident Evil 4 Remake will support PlayStation VR2 as well on release, though it remains to be seen if this will be for the full game like in Resident Evil 4 VR which released on Oculus Quest 2 last year.
For me, the main question regarding Resident Evil 4 Remake is how necessary it is and how much these updates will really change the game. Resident Evil 2 and 3 which received remakes in recent years were fully modernized and are very different games from the original versions as a result, even if they do in many ways hang onto the feel of the originals. Resident Evil 4 though is a far more modern game. It fits right in on modern consoles and is already available for purchase pretty much everywhere. Is this just going to be a prettier version of an already great game, or will it do more to stand on its own?
Fans can find out for sure when Resident Evil 4 Remake launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on March 24th, 2023. You can check out the first trailer for the game below.