Resident Evil 4 Remake release date and platforms confirmed

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Capcom has officially confirmed the Resident Evil 4 Remake release date. After many months of rumour and speculation, the revamped survival horror classic appeared during Sony’s June State of Play broadcast.

In fact, the first thing we see in this reveal trailer is the Resident Evil 4 Remake release date. It will officially launch on March 24, 2023. Since the announcement, we also know which platforms it will arrive on, including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It will also be playable on PlayStation VR 2, the successor to Sony’s virtual reality gaming platform.

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It’s important to note that Capcom hasn’t listed the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. This suggests that the publisher is powering ahead into the current console generation, leaving older platforms behind. With newer gaming systems still hard to come by, there will no doubt be some fans who will miss out on Resident Evil 4 Remake at launch. On the flip side, this means Capcom can focus on pushing visuals and performance without being hamstrung.

Resident Evil 4 will continue Capcom’s trend in revisiting older games in the series, overhauling the gameplay and visuals. Although the original RE4 was a step forward in breaking away from the tank controls of its PS1 forebears, it’s not quite as smooth as you’d want from a modern third person action game.

A remake of Resident Evil 4 has been rumoured since early 2020. It was reported that the Resident Evil 4 Remake was in full production,and is set to be released in 2022. Development itself is allegedly underway at M-Two, an Osaka based studio that was founded by former Platinum Games boss Tatsuya Minami. The studio partly worked on the Resident Evil 3 remake. Shinji Mikami declined the offer to lead the team on working on the remake of the game he originally directed.

While Resident Evil 4 has been ported to various consoles since its 2005 release the game has not been the subject of an absolute full remake. It is likely this remake will follow similar patterns to both the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes with upgraded assets and gameplay changes. It could be a game-changer again like it was in 2005 when it introduced the over the shoulder camera view and changed how action games were played.

Even with a reputation as strong as Resi 4’s the game will have some stiff competition within the survival horror genre with The Callisto Project and Dead Space Remake releasing in the coming months.

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