Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:41am 21/10/22 | 2 Comments
Not discounting any other entries in Resident Evil over the years, but as with anything with the sort of cut through and longevity that this series has, you're gonna take the good with the bad and judge the middling for yourself. Unless you're talking about Resident Evil 4, of course. And in today's Resident Evil Showcase Capcom reminded us just why this entry is so beloved.
Above is a new trailer for Resident Evil 4 Remake, which features a number of gameplay updates and narrative reshuffles, just to bring the game into modernity. But as producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi explains it, the team has also been careful not to go overboard on its reimagining of the seminal gaming experience, trying to stay true to the original release as much as possible (which that trailer highlights).
Chief among the obvious updates though, is atmosphere. While RE4 is a survival horror masterclass, it is also an action game in equal measure. With today's Resident Evil Showcase gameplay demo what we saw was a renewed focus on darkness and horror and that sense of isolation and of being out of your depth with the odds stacked against you. And on RE Engine, Resident Evil 4 Remake looks to be taking its lighting game to an all new level. In addition to the new trailer above, watch the Resident Evil Showcase in its entirety below. Resident Evil 4 Remake is coming to PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S March 24, 2023. Also, anyone with the PS4 edition of the game will be able to update that to a digital version of the PS5 game for free, according to Capcom. Pre-orders for the game are now open with a Standard Edition, a Deluxe Edition and a Collector's Edition available.