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New Resident Evil 4 details will be announced in Capcom Showcase

Resident Evil 4

Capcom has confirmed that new details regarding the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 4 will be announced during the upcoming Capcom Showcase.

Although fans have suspected it for a long time, it was confirmed last week that a remake of Resident Evil 4 was in the works. Ever since the game was announced, details have slowly been released and fan expectations are growing.

At present, we know that Capcom plans to shake things up and not make a 1:1 remake with the new version having “modernized gameplay” and a “reimagined storyline”. One of the key characters Ashley is also being portrayed by a real life instagram model to further update the game’s graphics and style.

Here’s a rundown on the new remake:

Resident Evil 4 remake

Resident Evil 4, a remake of the original Resident Evil 4 released in 2005. Reawakened for 2023, Resident Evil 4 preserves the essence of the original while using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine to deliver modernized gameplay, a reimagined storyline, and vividly detailed graphics.

As a title that set the standard for the later Resident Evil™ franchise, the original Resident Evil 4 introduced the Third-Person-Camera to the long-running series, which has shipped over 125 million units worldwide since the first title debuted in 1996. This new perspective brought players into the action and horrors encountered by protagonist Leon S. Kennedy during his daring rescue mission.

Resident Evil 4 joins Leon S. Kennedy six years after his hellish experiences in the biological disaster of Raccoon City. His unmatched resolve caused him to be recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president of the United States. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is dispatched to rescue the president’s recently kidnapped daughter. Leon tracks her to a secluded European village, however after making first contact he discovers a fervor beyond reason grips the local populace.

Now, this reimagined tale of survival in the face of overwhelming terror returns to deliver a visually stunning modern gaming experience that is true to the promise of the original release. Many team members from the production of 2019’s top-selling and critically acclaimed Resident Evil™ 2 also make their return to delve deeper into the essence of Resident Evil 4. Fans and newcomers alike can revel in both the new and familiar, as RE Engine heightens the original’s creative direction to tell a story that is darker and even more unsettling.

The Resident Evil 4 remake is launching on March 24th, 2023 for Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5. The game will also support PlayStation VR2.

You can tune into the Capcom Showcase when it airs at 3pm PDT on June 13th.

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