See The Horrifying New Look At The Resident Evil 4 Remake

Capcom releases an impressive gameplay preview of the Resident Evil 4 remake.

By Jason Collins | Published

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Ashley Graham in the Resident Evil 4 remake

A new video showcasing segments of Resident Evil 4 Remake has dropped, and things are looking pretty good for the legendary game that revolutionized both the survival horror and third-person shooter genres. Despite adding the series’ fan-favorite villain to the game, the franchise’s best game is also launching on a surprising platform, bringing back enemies that were scrapped from the original and raining down on players (we’ll get to that later).

Let’s start by saying that the minute-long Resident Evil 4 gameplay footage doesn’t actually reveal any gaming mechanics or anything similar, but it does offer a glimpse of how the game looks. Needless to say, it’s a true testament to the advancement in graphical fidelity and gaming physics. The video opens with Leon going through the woods at night, switches to him exploring a shack during the night and fighting a Ganado—which is a villager infected by the Plaga.

We also see glimpses of Luis Sera and Ashley Graham, as well a look at new combat mechanics.

Though it seems scarce, there’s actually a lot to unpack here. First, the encounter with a Ganado looks awesome. The possessed villager rushes towards Leon upon sight despite having his neck broken.

Anyone familiar with the original Resident Evil 4 game is well aware that the Plaga parasites alter the host’s biochemistry and cause mutations, allowing the host to sustain heavy damage. Here, in the new footage, we can see other indicators of Plaga infection, such as small tentacles protruding from facial cavities and orifices.

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Leon fighting a Ganado in the Resident Evil 4 remake

This is where we see the first quick-time event prompting players to mash buttons in order to shake off the Ganado. The footage then shows Leon breaking free, and shooting the zombie in the stomach, prompting a blood splatter from several gunshot wounds. It looks amazing and very realistic if we neglect the fact that Leon’s shooting a zombie.

The video then switches to several shots of Capcom development team members before showing us a segment with Luis Sera and Ashley Graham—hopefully, Sera’s inappropriate comments have been removed from Resident Evil 4 Remake.

The final gameplay segment shows the church and cemetery battle segments, in which we see Leon breaking Ashely free from the hands of the Ganados in the rain. The rainy segment seen in early gameplay footage of Resident Evil 4 makes the fans worried, as some think that it looks as bad as the awful GTA Trilogy. Others, however, are convinced that the awfully-looking rain is just poor video compression that doesn’t actually reflect the rain from the game.

It’s important to remember that either side hasn’t actually played the game yet.

Lastly, some of the enemies that didn’t make it to the original Resident Evil 4 are making a comeback. This includes female Zealots, a Hook Man, and a Minotaur—it’s unknown whether the last two are bosses or just top-tier opponents. Whatever the case may be, we’ll have to wait until March 24 to find out.

The remake of the best game in the series is launching for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and the PC, just mere days before Resident Evil Village VR drops for PSVR2.