The developer has now revealed what changes have been made to Ashley Graham’s character in Resident Evil 4’s remake.
When implementing the remake of Resident Evil 4, Capcom is making a number of adjustments. We recently reported that the Quicktime events are being dispensed with.
But Capcom will also be making changes to one character: Ashley Graham. The president’s daughter, who has been glued to Leon S. Kennedy’s cheek most of the time, is getting some gameplay changes, developers Yasuhiro Ampo and Kazunori Kadoi told Game Informer.
Ashley will no longer have a life bar in the remake. She can no longer hide in dumpsters during combat, but can instead take simple commands with the press of a button.
There will also be shared acts in the environment where Ashley is definitely needed. For example, to send them through a crawl space.
It will no longer be possible to tell her to wait. So you can no longer “turn off” them if you want to clear an area.
Speaking about the rationale behind the adjustments regarding Ashley, Yasuhiro Ampo said, “We wanted to have her alongside you as a character so that she makes an impact. And as a game, it was kind of funny that she hid while you were fighting in the original. But having a character like Ashley and then just letting her disappear for a while felt like a waste. We wanted to avoid that in the new edition.”
Kazunori Kadoi added, “When you’re making an AI, you don’t want it to get in your way. But when you can just forget about her and she takes care of herself, you don’t feel like you’re really protecting her. It is difficult to find a balance between these two aspects.”
For the remake, Ashley’s character was also tweaked a bit. She is now a little more serious and reacts more realistically to situations.
Ampo said, “Her character is a little more serious than the original. We gave a lot of thought to how someone would realistically react when faced with such situations. And with that in mind, we’ve amplified the reality of her interactions with Leon. This also applies to the conversations she has with Leon on the journey.
Resident 4 Remake will be released on March 23, 2023 for Xbox Series X|S.
= Partner & affiliate links: Possible listed offers are usually provided with so-called affiliate links. With a purchase through one of these links you support Xboxdynasty. Without affecting the price, we receive a small commission from the provider and can offer this website to you free of charge.
Leave a Reply