Sony kicked off today's PlayStation State of Play event with a bang: the Resident Evil 4 Remake, which will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Steam on March 24, 2023.
The first trailer for RE Remake offers a very familiar, but far more detailed, look at the beloved game. We have Leon Kennedy in his trademark jacket, as well as the village from the opening scene. However, it appears to depict some scenes not seen in the original game (at least as far as I recall), such as Ashley fleeing through the woods and arriving at the village. Perhaps the Remake intends to expand on the story of RE4?
The vibe is definitely leaning toward the horror side of survival horror; I'm sure RE4's goofy moments are still in there somewhere, but they're not in this trailer. Capcom had the following to say on the PlayStation blog:
"This time, the game is being developed to achieve cutting-edge quality for a 2023 survival horror while retaining the essence of the original game. We want the game to feel familiar to fans of the series while also offering something new. This is accomplished by reimagining the game's storyline while maintaining the essence of its direction, modernizing the graphics, and updating the controls to a modern standard."
The trailer also mentions that PSVR2 support is being worked on, though it's unclear whether it will be included in the game at launch. The RE4 Remake will be released on PC, but VR support is less certain. PSVR support in RE7 was never ported to PC VR platforms.