During PlayStation’s State of Play digital event, Capcom announced Resident Evil 4, a remake of the original video game released in 2005. The company also revealed that Resident Evil Village will soon be creeping onto PlayStation VR2.
Reawakened for 2023, Resident Evil 4 preserves the essence of the original while using Capcom‘s proprietary RE Engine to deliver modernized gameplay, a reimagined storyline, and vividly detailed graphics.
As a title that set the standard for the later Resident Evil franchise, the original Resident Evil 4 introduced the third-person camera to the long-running series, which has shipped over 125 million units worldwide since the first title debuted in 1996. This new perspective brought players into the action and horrors encountered by protagonist Leon S. Kennedy during his daring rescue mission.
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.
Now, this reimagined tale of survival in the face of overwhelming terror returns to deliver a visually stunning modern gaming experience that is true to the promise of the original release. Many team members from the production of 2019’s top-selling and critically-acclaimed Resident Evil 2 also make their return to delve deeper into the essence of Resident Evil 4.
Fans and newcomers alike can revel in both the new and familiar, as RE Engine heightens the original’s creative direction to tell a story that is darker and even more unsettling.
As mentioned above, the story mode for Resident Evil Village, the award-winning eighth main entry in the Resident Evil series is in development for PlayStation VR2 on PlayStation 5.
Ethan Winters’ terrifying tale will deepen the immersion by utilizing the new headset’s 4KD HDR display, eye tracking, 3D audio, and other advanced features.
The journey through Castle Dimitrescu and the surrounding village is more intense than ever before when experienced in VR, drawing players into a hyper-realistic world that virtually feels tangible.
The experience will include support for PlayStation VR2 Sense technology and introduce new ways to interact with the world of Resident Evil Village.
These controllers empower players to perform intuitive actions, such as raising their arms to guard against enemy attacks.
The VR campaign also introduces other new gameplay elements, such as the ability for Ethan to dual wield weapons.