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In news that probably won’t shock anyone, Capcom is reportedly working on a Resident Evil 4 Remake, and it’s being scheduled for a release sometime in 2022.
This new info has come to light via VideoGameChronicle, which cites “multiple development sources.” According to the report, the Resident Evil 4 Remake project is being developed by Japan-based studio M-Two, the studio founded by former Platinum Games president Tatsuya Minami.
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Also of note, this project is said to have the blessing of Resident Evil (and survival horror) creator Shinji Mikami, who was said to have been approached to lead the project himself. While Mikami allegedly declined, he is giving advice on the development and where it’s headed.
Reliable video game insider Dusk Golem also shared that the Resident Evil 4 Remake project has a larger development team than Resident Evil 2 Remake or Resident Evil 3 Remake, and support will come from Capcom’s internal studios who worked on Resident Evil 2, and Devil May Cry V.
While this really shouldn’t be a surprise given Capcom loves remaking their own titles, and we got the first three games in the trilogy already remade, this should be welcome news to most Resident Evil fans — especially those who consider Resident Evil 4 to be the pinnacle of the series. To date, Resident Evil 4 is the highest-rated Resident Evil gme of all-time, fetching an impressive 96 average on Metacritic.
Once we know more details about the RE4 Remake, we’ll be sure to cover it.