Report: Resident Evil 4 Is the Next Remake

Report: Resident Evil 4 Is the Next Remake

Leon's living large.

Over the past few years, several Resident Evil games have received the remake treatment. Last weekend, reports surfaced that the trend would continue with one of the series' finest: Resident Evil 4.

VideoGamesChronicle reported yesterday that Capcom has greenlit a Resident Evil 4 remake, which according to VGC has entered full production with a release window of 2022. Rather than Capcom's internal teams, the new studio M-Two-founded by Tatsuya Minami, former head of PlatinumGames-is reportedly set to develop the remake, though it would be lended "significant" development resources.

VGC also reports that Shinji Mikami has given his blessing and provided informal advice on the remake's direction, but officially declined to lead the project himself. Both Gematsu and insider DuskGolem have backed up VGC's reports. The latter says the RE4 remake project is a larger project than the previous two remakes.

Though the first Resident Evil received an HD remaster in 2015, the trend of Resident Evil remakes kicked into full gear with 2019's Resident Evil 2, a massively successful reimagining of the second game in the series. Though the recent remake of Resident Evil 3 in the same vein has been a little more divisive, it's understandable why Capcom might want to move ahead with Resident Evil 4.

Beyond Resident Evil 4 being one of the most well-regard games in the series, Capcom has previously affirmed its success with developing fresh approches to existing series. It certainly doesn't hurt that the remakes have been successful, either; Capcom confirmed today that Resident Evil 3 has already shipped two million units, five days after launch.

Those numbers and interest, combined with a recent survey asking if participants would be interested in more Resident Evil remakes, all point to these reports being fairly believable. Still, it would've been nice to see Code: Veronica get the modern touch-up too.

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Eric Van Allen

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