Before Capcom releases the remake of Resident Evil 4 on March 24, 2023, fans of the horror game series can celebrate the coming of age of the original today. It’s been 18 years since Part 4 was first released in the USA on January 11, 2005 – and by the way exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube! A few weeks later the title was released in Japan and Europe. Today the horror game can be played on almost all platforms.
Reboots of Resident Evil 4
Players didn’t have to wait long for the PS2 version of Part 4. The title was already available for PS2 at the end of 2005. This was followed by an implementation for PC and Wii, which went on sale in 2007. Four years later, Resident Evil 4 HD was the first new edition for PS3 and Xbox 360. Finally, in 2016, a port found its way to PS4 and Xbox One as well. Switch owners have been able to look forward to the classic for almost three years.
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VR versions and Capcom Remake
Most recently, Resident Evil 4 was really in the limelight again. First the original for Oculus Quest 2 was completely converted for a VR experience – and then Capcom also confirmed the full remake of part 4. To the extent that Resident Evil 2 and 3 have been in the past few years. The remake will be available for PC, PS5, PS4 and Xbox Series X/S. PSVR2 buyers can also look forward to a VR version in the new edition.
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What happens in Resident Evil 4?
In the role of Leon S. Kennedy, players are sent to the fictional Spanish village of Pueblo, almost six years after the events of Resident Evil 2, to rescue Ashley Graham (daughter of the US President). Behind the captivity is the Los Illuminados cult, which wants to control people using the Las Plagas parasite. During the mission, Leon also surprisingly meets Ada Wong.
For the first time, the characters in Resident Evil 4 were controlled from the shoulder perspective. In addition, quick time events made their debut in the game. To this day, Resident Evil 4 is dubbed by many fans as the best part ever. With an average rating of 96% at Metacritic (from 82 reviews), the title belongs to the Hall of Fame of the past decades. What memories do you associate with Resident Evil 4? Write to us in the comments.