Last night’s State of Play features a whole host of cool, new announcements, but perhaps the most exciting one of them all was the Resident Evil 4 for the PS5. The new game is a complete remake of the iconic 2004 title and will be available on the PlayStation 5 in 2023.
In the PlayStation Blog post, Edvin Edso (Promotion Producer Capcom) explains that the game will not only get all sorts of state-of-the-art technical enhancements – but will also reimage the storyline of the game. Resident Evil 4 will feature modern graphics and updates controls to better fit the expected standards of games in 2023.
The reveal trailer showcases ground-breaking improvements over the original – featuring breathtaking visuals as well as what looks like an updated color palette.
The story summary released by Capcom looks pretty much like the original where Leon S. Kennedy has been sent to a secluded European village to recover the US President’s kidnapped daughter.
The original 2005 title revolutionized the modern third-person shooter by introducing mechanics that have become a staple of the genre such as the over-the-shoulder camera. Resident Evil 4 is regarded by many as the high point of the franchise and a true modern classic.
Capcom’s success with the remakes of the Resident Evil series, it was only a matter of time before the RE4 Remake became a reality. The devs will have an immense load on their shoulders to deliver a title comparable to the iconic original, which is a tall order for any studio.
However, Capcom has showcased exceptional skill when it comes to remakes as the Resident Evil remakes are some of the best ones around. It will be interesting to see what kind of control and visual upgrades the devs have in store when the game comes out in March 2023.
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