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Resident Evil 4 Remake announced - Release date, platforms and more

The long-awaited remake of the influential Resident Evil 4 finally has a release date as players got a first look at it during the State of Play.
Resident Evil 4 Remake announced - Release date, platforms and more
The most recent Sony State of Play started with a bang, as Capcom revealed the long-rumoured and leaked Resident Evil 4 Remake, which is set to launch in 2023.

The highly influential third-person survival horror game redefined gaming as a whole, and despite starting as a Nintendo GameCube exclusive, RE4 has become infamous for being ported to almost every console in existence in the last 15 years.

With a much darker and less campy look, it seems Resident Evil 4 Remake will follow in the footsteps of RE2 and RE3 Remake, breathing new life into an iconic title by making it more atmospheric. Updating key aspects of gameplay and visuals for an entirely new audience while maintaining what old fans loved about Resident Evil 4 is a task Capcom managed to pull off perfectly with RE2 Remake. Let's take a look at everything you need to know about the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Resident Evil 4 Remake - Release date and platforms

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Leon Kennedy returns as the iconic RE4 Remake protagonist. (Picture: Capcom)

The Resident Evil 4 Remake is set to release on 24th March 2023.

Don't worry if you're on a non-Sony platform, as Resident Evil 4 Remake is confirmed to be multiplatform, including:

  • PlayStation 5
  • Xbox Series XIS
  • PC (Via Steam)

Resident Evil 4 Remake - Story

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Resident Evil 4 Remake will bring a classic title to modern consoles. (Picture: Capcom)

Fans are wondering if RE4 Remake will fundamentally change any story beats from the original RE4. In a blog post shared on the PlayStation blog, Capcom promotion producer Edvin Edso admitted that they are trying to keep the essence of the original, modernising for newer, more powerful hardware.

"We aim to make the game feel familiar to fans of the series, while also providing a fresh feeling to it. This is being done by reimagining the storyline of the game while keeping the essence of its direction, modernizing the graphics and updating the controls to a modern standard."

While we didn't get to see a ton of gameplay, the teaser trailer does give fans a small glimpse at what the village looks like, as well as Leon S. Kennedy and Ashley.

You can look at the trailer down below.

It'll be interesting to see if the rumoured Capcom showcase becomes official, as we could potentially see more of Resident Evil 4 Remake and other RE titles, as RE Village also made a brief appearance at the State of Play as Capcom announced a PSVR version.

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Featured image courtesy of Capcom.