Resident Evil 4 Remake Reportedly Bigger And “Spookier” Than Original
For years, Capcom has been in the midst of remaking the breadth of its Resident Evil games, with each reimagined title boasting stunning visuals and modernized gameplay, but largely following the same story. Following the recent remade releases of RE2 and RE3, it appears that the company is now looking to produce an inevitable Resident Evil 4 remake, with a new report suggesting the title may prove to be even bigger and spookier this next time around.
According to “trusted and accurate” sources with Fanbyte, the Resident Evil 4 remake is not only in development, but Capcom is looking to make a few changes, reportedly to make the game “spookier” than the original. To that end, the site says that “a decent portion” of the game, including the game’s well-known village opener, will take place at night. This decision reportedly takes “direct inspiration” from early Resident Evil 4 demos which presented a much more bizarre and scary iteration of the game, including living doll enemies and “ghostly manifestations.”
In addition to these changes, several elements of the original are said to be expanded, with some side characters given “bigger roles and screentime.” These plans largely take the form of the original’s Ada Wong-led side missions, Assignment: Ada and Separate Ways, which would be broadened from mostly non-canon mini-campaigns to be a “more fluid and polished companion piece” to the Resident Evil 4 remake. It’s unknown whether this Ada adventure would be included with the main game or as DLC, but either are said to be possible.
Also compiled in the report, development on the Resident Evil 4 remake is planned to be revealed later this year, specifically “early in 2022.” Originally underway by Resident Evil 3 remake studio M-Two, the somewhat mixed reception of RE3 is said to have put the game in the hands of RE2 remake project leads, with M-Two relegated to a support studio. At one point, Capcom is said to have pursued Shinji Mikami, the director of the original RE4, but his commitments as head of Tango Gameworks prompted him to decline.
Despite all these plans included in the report, Fanbyte left a disclaimer that some details, including the early 2022 reveal for the RE4 remake, could change before announcement and release, especially in the age of the pandemic. However, these details are said to be ‘to the best of their knowledge’ with “multiple verifications” of the information. On the official side of things, Capcom has been heavily delving into several RE4-related projects with the recently released VR version and last year’s Resident Evil Village taking mucho inspiration from the classic title.
What do you think? Are you excited about the possibilities of the Resident Evil 4 remake, or are you nervous about all these changes being made to a classic? Are you more interested in a Code Veronica remake instead? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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