Capcom will reportedly announce the Resident Evil 4 remake soon, according to a new report. Some details about the ambitious upcoming remake were also provided, including changes to the tone and the expansion of story content from the original classic.
In a recent report by Fanbyte (and corroborated by VGC), Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 remake is set to be unveiled sometime in early 2022. According to the report, the remake had experienced several internal disagreements at the studio about which direction it should take. Capcom’s own production team preferred to develop a remake that was inspired by the original, but incorporates new elements.
Among the details shared about the upcoming remake, it looks like Capcom will make a few changes and adjustments to the original. For example, the opening village scene and “a decent portion of the rest of the game” will now take place at night instead of daytime.
One of their goals was to make the remake as scary as the Resident Evil 4 betas, which placed a larger emphasis on horror while dialing back the action elements from the final product. Reportedly, side characters like Ada Wong will have bigger roles, with her campaign being expanded.
Fanbyte concluded that Capcom hopes to reveal the remake within the next few months, but it could be pushed back to a later stage.
The Resident Evil 4 remake was originally supposed to be developed by M-Two, a new studio that was founded by former PlatinumGames head Tatsuya Minami. They ended up developing the Resident Evil 3 remake, but due to the game’s backlash from fans about missing or cut content, development passed on to Resident Evil studio Capcom Division 1 in 2021.
If this report is to be believed, then the Resident Evil 4 remake will be revealed sooner rather than later and we’ll get to see just how much has been changed or altered from the original.