Capcom revealed two new special editions of Resident Evil 4 remake alongside the second official trailer and extended gameplay footage.
Here’s the full rundown of Resident Evil 4 remake courtesy of Capcom:
Resident Evil 4 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi debuted the first long look at the highly anticipated title with an extended gameplay segment for the opening minutes of the adventure, plus a new story trailer foreshadowing what surprises lie in wait for new players and returning fans. The footage of Leon S. Kennedy’s harrowing first encounter with the Ganados highlights how the development team is introducing modern design techniques and state-of-the-art graphics to both faithfully recreate and add depth to the original game’s vision. This first look at combat showed only some of the new ways Ganados attack, chase, and outflank Leon with staggering speed and ferocity. In order to walk the razor thin line between survival and a grim fate, Leon’s arsenal of weapons and close combat maneuvers now include the ability to parry enemy attacks and deliver finishing blows with his knife.
Hirabayashi-san also provided a first look at how Resident Evil 4 is recreating fan favorite characters and game mechanics, with an emphasis on providing more meaningful player choice. The Merchant makes his triumphant return with some good gear to sell Leon, including handy items and weapon upgrades. He also offers more exclusive rewards for any strangers willing to gather rare gems and exchange them for other items. Viewers also received their first look at Leon’s trusty attaché case, and how it places an emphasis on intelligent resource management while enabling players to synthesize healing items and ammunition. More illustrations of how the Resident Evil 4 team is passionately reviving a classic with Capcom’s RE Engine to preserve the core experience while introducing modern ideas will be shared at a later date.
Extended Gameplay Footage
In addition to announcing preorders for Resident Evil 4 starting today, the Resident Evil Showcase also revealed that a “Deluxe Edition” and “Collector’s Edition” will be available when the game launches for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on March 24, 2023. The “Deluxe Edition” includes additional in-game content, including costumes, weapons, a treasure map, and more. Meanwhile, the physical-box-only “Collector’s Edition” features everything from the “Deluxe Edition”, as well as a Leon figure, physical map, art book, and more. Those who pre-order the Standard Edition will receive in-game rewards, including the “Attaché Case: Gold” and “Special Charm: Handgun Ammo,” while pre-orders of the Deluxe or Collector’s editions also include the “Attaché Case: Classic” and “Special Charm: Green Herb” items. These customization items offer specific in-game abilities when equipped.
Lastly, Resident Evil 4 remake releases March 24, 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.