At today’s State of Play event, a small teaser trailer for Resident Evil 4 Remake was shown, finally confirming the title after a few years of rumors. Fanbyte reported on the title earlier this year with details that were still unknown to the public, but the game itself had not been officially announced by Capcom until today’s event.
The teaser began with a release date of March 24, 2023 and showed some key scenes from the game. Ashley was shown running alone in the dark, as well as what appears to be Ada outside the village gates. After the logo, they teased a little bit of the beginning of the game where Leon is riding in the back of a car on the way to the village to look for Ashley, though the remake included significantly more narration.
When we reported on the title earlier this year, we included details that had not yet been reported by anyone else. According to our sources, the game was going to be reimagined a bit from the original release. In an attempt to make the game a little spookier, similar to 2017’s Resident Evil 7, Capcom wanted to change the tone of Resident Evil 4 Remake. This meant focusing a bit more on the creepier and scarier aspects of the game’s tone and environment.
We also reported that the game would incorporate some of the content from the beta versions of Resident Evil 4, which was scarier in nature than the final game. Side characters from the original release were also going to get expanded roles, not unlike Carlos from the Resident Evil 3 Remake.
Only the PS5 was announced for the new remake, with some PSVR2 content also appended. The vast majority of Resident Evil games release everywhere that can run the games, if not at launch then eventually, so I probably would not worry too much about where this one will land.