Capcom showed off new footage of its Resident Evil 4 Remake during its Resident Evil Showcase stream on October 20, 2022. It also confirmed that the game is headed to PS4, PC, and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Previously the game was only confirmed for release on PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X. Owners of the PS4 version will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free.
The new gameplay footage showed off Leon going through some of the earliest portions of the game, such as exploring the first abandoned house and entering the Ganados’ village. Now-iconic encounters like fighting the Chainsaw Ganado have new twists, like environmental destruction, and Leon parrying the chainsaw with his combat knife. Some scenes that were simple dialog exchanges before are reframed and shot as cinematic cutscenes in the remake. Lighting overall is also quite different. Encounters that took place in broad daylight before now happen at night or in the driving rain. Glimpses of redesigned characters like Ada Wong and Ashley Graham were also seen.
Check out the Resident Evil 4 Remake trailer below.
The presentation also showed off crafting gameplay, attaché case inventory management, and interactions with the Merchant. Leon can buy weapons from him like before, as well as tune them up with upgrades. A trading system that allows Leon to trade collectible “rare gems” for special items will be present in the remake.
The Resident Evil 4 remake will also have a Deluxe and Collector’s Edition package for those who are interested. The Deluxe Edition includes four cosmetic skins for Leon and two for Ashley, as well as a sunglasses (sporty) accessory. There are also special “Hero” and “Villain” visual filters to change the look of the game. The Deluxe package also adds two “deluxe weapons” (A special Sentinel Nine pistol and Skull Shaker shotgun). A “Treasure Map Expansion” also adds additional treasures. Finally, the Deluxe Edition lets players swap to the original version of the soundtrack for additional nostalgia. The Collector’s Edition package includes the Deluxe Edition content, a digital soundtrack, and physical goods like a Steelbook case, a map poster, special box, art book, and a figure of Leon holding a shotgun.
Pre-orders of the game also get additional goodies, like a Gold Attaché Case skin and decorative charms for it. Pre-orders of the Deluxe and Collector’s Edition packs get one more charm and the “Classic” Attaché Case skin. PSN Store pre-orders also unlock a digital mini-soundtrack.
The Resident Evil 4 Remake launches on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on March 24, 2023.