Capcom drops new Resident Evil 4 remake trailer in showcase

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Capcom held a showcase today with more information about the upcoming Resident Evil series. The main part of the show is the new trailer and gameplay footage for the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake. It gives us a glimpse of the updated village gameplay, as well as new areas that hero Leon will have to traverse.

The gameplay footage shows that the starter house, where Leon encounters his first Ganado, is much larger, and Leon plays cat-and-mouse with the novice enemies in a way more reminiscent of Village than the original 4. The Village Encounter seems very much like the original battle, with the return of Dr. Salvador and his chainsaw – which he actually uses to break into the door and cut Leon into pieces.

In addition to gameplay, Capcom debuted a story trailer that revealed the new appearance of several well-known characters, including Luis Serra, Ada Wong, and Ramon Salazar. The story seems to follow the original, but there are some deviations – hostage Ashley Graham’s illness will apparently cause her to attack Leon, which she doesn’t in the original.

In addition to RE4 make, Capcom also revealed new information about the upcoming Resident Evil Village additions. These include the new third-person version of the game, as well as the upcoming expansion starring Rose Winters. Capcom also announced that the upcoming RE4 remake is coming to PS4, alongside PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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