During Capcom’s Resident Evil showcase, the developers offered a fresh look at the current state of the Resident Evil 4 remake, including details on a swanky collector’s edition!
In case you were wondering, the remake of Resident Evil 4 is still looking ridiculously impressive. Capcom revealed an all new trailer for the game yesterday, while offering some new details on the latest update to this horror classic.
Resident Evil 4 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi debuted the first long look at the highly anticipated title with an extended gameplay segment for the opening minutes of the adventure, plus a new story trailer foreshadowing what surprises lie in wait for new players and returning fans. The footage of Leon S. Kennedy’s harrowing first encounter with the Ganados highlights how the development team is introducing modern design techniques and state-of-the-art graphics to both faithfully recreate and add depth to the original game’s vision. This first look at combat showed only some of the new ways Ganados attack, chase, and outflank Leon with staggering speed and ferocity. In order to walk the razor thin line between survival and a grim fate, Leon’s arsenal of weapons and close combat maneuvers now include the ability to parry enemy attacks and deliver finishing blows with his knife.
Hirabayashi-san also provided a first look at how Resident Evil 4 is recreating fan favorite characters and game mechanics, with an emphasis on providing more meaningful player choice. The Merchant makes his triumphant return with some good gear to sell Leon, including handy items and weapon upgrades. He also offers more exclusive rewards for any strangers willing to gather rare gems and exchange them for other items. Viewers also received their first look at Leon’s trusty attaché case, and how it places an emphasis on intelligent resource management while enabling players to synthesize healing items and ammunition. More illustrations of how the Resident Evil 4 team is passionately reviving a classic with Capcom’s RE Engine to preserve the core experience while introducing modern ideas will be shared at a later date.
On top of the new trailer, Capcom also announced pre-orders for Resident Evil 4 are live now, which includes both a Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition featuring all manner of goodies for fans/collectors.
The “Deluxe Edition” includes additional in-game content, including costumes, weapons, a treasure map, and more. Meanwhile, the physical-box-only “Collector’s Edition” features everything from the “Deluxe Edition”, as well as a Leon figure, physical map, art book, and more. Those who pre-order the Standard Edition will receive in-game rewards, including the “Attaché Case: Gold” and “Special Charm: Handgun Ammo,” while pre-orders of the Deluxe or Collector’s editions also include the “Attaché Case: Classic” and “Special Charm: Green Herb” items. These customization items offer specific in-game abilities when equipped.
Resident Evil 4 hits PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series S|X, and PCs on March 24, 2023.