Resident Evil 4 remake announced at state of play

Resident Evil 4 Remake Announced at State of Play for 2023 Release Date

Today’s June 2022 PlayStation State of Play began with Capcom sharing the official announcement trailer for a Resident Evil 4 remake, revealing a release date of March 24, 2023 on PlayStation 5, in addition to Xbox Series X | S and PC via Steam. The video included an in-game look at an updated version of Leon S. Kennedy and the nightmare he’ll face on PlayStation 5. Additionally, the trailer confirmed that PSVR 2 content for the Resident Evil 4 remake is on the way too, though it did not specify what that will look like.

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Capcom has previously released remakes for Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, and thanks to leaks, news of another remake isn’t much of a surprise. You can see the remake in action below.

PlayStation has reminded us what the premise of this title is:

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.

Capcom promotion producer Edvin Edsö says this game will reimagine the storyline of the original game while maintaining the same general direction. Controls and graphics have been modernized as well. These elements are all evident in the Resident Evil 4 remake announcement trailer.

For everything else announced at the State of Play, check out the full list of games.


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