A bunch of new details for the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 4 have appeared online to give players a better idea of what to expect from the ambitious reimagining of this survival horror classic. According to the various new details, there will be no QTEs (or quick-time events) like the original and players will encounter multiple new enemies in the story. More details were also revealed relating to Ashley, weapons and more.
A new article published by Game Informer has dropped new information about the Resident Evil 4 remake. Apart from the removal of QTEs and new enemies, Capcom have added new side quests to the campaign as well. Additionally, Leon will be able to carry multiple knives (the game can also be beaten using knives only), there’s a new handy crossbow weapon called the Bolt Thrower and many scenes from the original game have been remade faithfully (almost 1:1) in the remake.
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Leon’s main task is to rescue and protect Ashley, so most players already know some of the frustration that comes with having to deal with that. Fortunately, the remake is introducing a few changes and gameplay additions to make protecting Ashley a lot easier (and sometimes harsher) on the nerves. For example, Ashley cannot hide in dumpsters anymore since there will be none in the remake.
By pressing R3, you can command Ashley to fall back or have her follow Leon closely. She won’t have a health bar either, so when she’s badly injured, players will have to rush to revive her. If she takes a hit while she’s badly injured, she will automatically die. If Ashley is being carried away by enemies, Leon can stab enemies in the back with his knife, causing them to drop her.
As far as the new enemies go, one new enemy talked about describes him wearing a bull mask and wielding a hammer. It’s unclear if this is just a regular enemy or might become a boss fight in the game. As a last bit of interesting information, Capcom revealed that it originally had no plans to remake Resident Evil 4. However, after the success of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes, the company figured that remaking the fourth game would be a natural follow-up.
Resident Evil 4 launches on 24 March 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Game Informer