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Resident Evil 4 Remake’s new Ashley model is portrayed by an Instagram model

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Shortly after the reveal trailer for the remake of Resident Evil 4 dropped, a model revealed she is used for one of the main characters.

Dutch Instagram model Ella Freya confirmed on Twitter that she is the face used for one of the famous heroines for the Resident Evil franchise: Ashley. According to her, seeing Ashley in the trailer nearly brought tears to her face.

When I saw the trailer, I was almost crying. I’m too happy now. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart,” Freya said on her Instagram account. She also expressed her gratitude on “joining the RE family” in a later post.

Ella Freya is a Dutch model based out of Japan who runs a Patreon and Instagram account. She also runs a YouTube channel following her modeling career.

Her new role will replace their design of Ashley from the original Resident Evil 4, who was originally portrayed by model Brooke Elizabeth Mathieson. It’s also worth mentioning Ashley’s voice actress was played by another actress – Carolyn Lawrence.

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.

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