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Rumor | A remake of Resident Evil 4 is coming in 2022

Resident Evil 4 may be getting a remake in 2022. (Image via Capcom)
Resident Evil 4 may be getting a remake in 2022. (Image via Capcom)
Capcom is reportedly working on a remake of Resident Evil 4. While few details are known, the success of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes have likely spurred Capcom to continue releasing remakes of its storied survival horror series.
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Capcom’s recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 (RE2) and Resident Evil 3 (RE3) have been smash hits. According to inside sources, the survival horror franchise will keep the remake train rolling with its most successful entry, Resident Evil 4.

Citing “multiple development sources,” VideoGamesChronicle reports that Capcom will work with Osaka, Japan-based developer M-Two to create a remake of Resident Evil 4. Current estimates peg the release of the game in 2022.

Both the RE2 and RE3 remakes have enjoyed critical and financial success, so Capcom likely sees some value in remaking more entries in the franchise. Resident Evil 4 (RE4) is currently Capcom’s highest-rated game of all time on Metacritic and one of its most financially successful.

Resident Evil 4 brought a marked shift in gameplay styles for the Resident Evil franchise. Prior games focused on inventory management and survival while using clunky “tank controls” to move characters through a pre-rendered world seen from fixed camera angles. RE4 shifted the player’s perspective behind the main character, Leon Kennedy. The game introduced the now-famous “over the shoulder” camera angle. RE4 also leaned more heavily on combat, action sequences, and quick-time events. 

Keep in mind that the RE4 remake has not been officially announced. As such, take this news with a heavy grain of salt.

What are your thoughts about a possible Resident Evil 4 remake? Will it succeed or be more boring than Bingo? Let us know in the comments.

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Sam Medley, 2020-04-13 (Update: 2020-04-13)