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Is the Resident Evil 4 remake coming to Xbox? What is the story?

Resident Evil 4 Remake Reveal Trailer

Resident Evil 4 remake is a survival horror third-person shooter game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and published by Capcom. It was originally released for the GameCube in 2005. Players control U.S. government special agent Leon S. Kennedy, who is sent on a mission to rescue the U.S. president’s daughter Ashley Graham, who has been kidnapped by a cult. In a rural part of Spain, Leon fights hordes of villagers infected by a mind-controlling parasite, and reunites with the spy Ada Wong.

Is the Resident Evil 4 remake coming to Xbox?

Finally, after years of rumours, Capcom has unleashed the first trailer for the remake of Resident Evil 4, with a release date of March 24, 2023 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC! The game was the first out of the gate during Sony’s State of Play, and will also see PlayStation VR2 content.

Of course, right after that, Capcom also dropped news that Resident Evil Village will be receiving VR support via PlayStation VR2! No release date has been revealed as of yet.

Capcom revealed more about the RE4 remake on PlayStation Blog, highlighting that the story will undergo a “reimagining” while keeping its essence. In addition, the game will see updated graphics and a modern control scheme. “We aim to make the game feel familiar to fans of the series, while also providing a fresh feeling to it.”

You know the story by now: Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Racoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors of the incident, has been recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is sent to rescue the kidnapped daughter of the president of the United States. He tracks her to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the villagers…

Meanwhile, thanks to the still-in-development PSVR2, Village “will be able to provide an even deeper immersive experience by taking full advantage of the vivid graphics possible with the headset’s 4K HDR display, PlayStation VR2’s eye tracking, PlayStation 5’s 3D audio and more.”

What is the story of Resident Evil 4 remake?

This time, the game is being developed to achieve state-of-the-art quality for a survival horror suitable for 2023, while preserving the essence of the original game with a bunch of street fighters. 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.

Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Racoon City.  Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors of the incident, has been recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is sent to rescue the kidnapped daughter of the president of the United States.

He tracks her to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the villagers. And the curtain rises on this story of grueling survival horror and rescue.

Resident Evil 4 remake is the latest survival horror game where life and death intersect with terror and catharsis. 

Rumors around Resident Evil 4 remake

According to trusted regular Resident Evil leaker DuskGolem, the Resident Evil 4 remake has been in development since 2018. DuskGolem is usually correct when it comes to all things Resident Evil, so it’s easy to see why many fans take him at his word.

DuskGolem suggests that Resident Evil 4 Remake will be different from the original and will be set in a “semi-open world.” He also said that the game’s merchant and the chainsaw-wielding enemy will have an expanded role. Resident Evil Village players will recall the Duke referencing his Resident Evil 4 counterpart. Could this end up being more than a bit of fan service?

It’s also plausible that the chainsaw Ganado, or Doctor Salvador in the official art, could take on more of a stalker role. This would be an excellent and terrifying way to utilize the character again and make him more akin to Mr. X, Nemesis, and Lady Dimitrescu. 

Assets relating to a Resident Evil 4 remake leaked onto the web last year during the infamous Capcom hack. Some of these included images of the village from the start of the game.

However, these seem to have been removed after being pounced upon by Capcom. This is understandable as the images were obtained through criminality, but it’s still evidence for the game’s existence.

Resident Evil 4 Remake platforms

The Resident Evil 4 Remake will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X and PC via Steam. That means it’s skipping PS4 and Xbox One entirely.

For terrifying levels of immersion, new content is also in the works for PS VR2. Exactly what this will entail, remains unclear. Whether it’s the full game in VR or just a chunk of the experience, we’re sure it’ll be the most frightening way to experience RE4.

What does the teaser of Resident Evil 4 Remake show?

The brief teaser shows a game that looks much like the original. Leon Kennedy is dispatched to rural Europe to find the United States president’s daughter when all hell breaks loose. Oh, and Ada Wong is there too, because it just wouldn’t be a Resident Evil game without its resident (ahem) femme fatale?

All that said, Capcom says it will be “reimagining” the Resident Evil 4 storyline we all know and love for the remake while still trying to keep the “essence” of the original intact.

Much like recent upgrades to Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, the Resident Evil 4 remake is all about redesigning one of the greatest games of all time with the same modernized graphics and gameplay. We previously learned this project was in the works courtesy of the far-reaching ransomware attack that hit Capcom in 2020, but this is the first time the Japanese studio is officially announcing its development.

The original Resident Evil 4 was first released for the GameCube all the way back in January 2005 before being ported to pretty much every platform under the sun in the 17 years since its debut. It introduced an entirely new control scheme, shifting the series from forced perspectives to a more stress-inducing, over-the-shoulder, third-person camera that was revolutionary for its time.

Resident Evil 4, in retrospect, serves as the perfect middle-ground between the franchise’s survival horror roots and the more action-oriented turn it took in 2009’s Resident Evil 5 and 2012’s Resident Evil 6. Capcom eventually reinvented the wheel again with 2017’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard by moving to first person, a welcome point-of-view change that also carried over into last year’s Resident Evil Village.

Is Resident Evil 4 getting a remake?

A remake of Resident Evil 4 will be hitting the PS5, Xbox Series X / S, and PC on March 24th, 2023, bringing the action-focused game to modern platforms. Capcom also says the game will feature some kind of support for the next iteration of PlayStation VR.

Is RE4 remake PS5 exclusive?

There’s no suggestion that Resident Evil 4 will be exclusive to PlayStation, though there will be PlayStation VR2 functionality of some kind. [UPDATE: Indeed, Capcom has now confirmed the game’s launch platforms are PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Is the Resident Evil 4 remake coming to Xbox?

Finally, after years of rumours, Capcom has unleashed the first trailer for the remake of Resident Evil 4, with a release date of March 24, 2023 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC.

Is Resident Evil 4 remake PlayStation exclusive?

Resident Evil 4 isn’t Sony exclusive,but is not just on PS5, but also on Xbox, X & S and PCs both starting from the 24 March 2022.

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