During today's PlayStation State of Play, Capcom announced a remake of Resident Evil 4. This had long been expected given Capcom's success with re-releasing its survival horror classics, but it was a welcomed confirmation nonetheless.
The Resident Evil 4 remake is set to release on March 24, 2023, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Steam). The next-gen hardware along with the RE Engine will allow for "modernized gameplay" and "vividly detailed graphics," while the storyline will also be reimagined, likely containing some additional areas to explore and perhaps some twists and surprises from the original game.
Here's the plot synopsis:
Resident Evil 4 joins Leon S. Kennedy six years after his hellish experiences in the biological disaster of Raccoon City. His unmatched resolve caused him to be recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president of the United States. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is dispatched to rescue the president’s recently kidnapped daughter. Leon tracks her to a secluded European village, however after making first contact he discovers a fervor beyond reason grips the local populace.
Many of the designers who worked on 2019's top-selling and critically-acclaimed Resident Evil 2 remake are working on this as well, so you know it should live up to the hype. The original Resident Evil 4 is considered to be one of the best games in the franchise, delivering both intense action and horrific scares. The game introduced the over-the-shoulder viewpoint which had later become a standard in third-person shooter and action games like Gears of War and Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Resident Evil 4 will launch on March 24, 2023. It's said to be a game for both fans of the long-running franchise and newcomers alike. Of course, if you are new to the series, I highly recommend Resident Evil 2 as well.