In a brand new Recreation Informer cowl story, Capcom detailed a number of the adjustments that the hotly anticipated remake of Resident Evil 4 is making to the unique, massively influential horror recreation.
One of many main adjustments coming to the RE4 remake revolves round how Ashley Graham (not the supermodel) works in scenes when protagonist Leon S. Kennedy should escort and defend her. Within the authentic RE4, gamers needed to maintain a watchful eye over Ashley’s well being bar and guarantee enemies didn’t carry her away. Ashley desperately, and incessantly, screams out Leon’s title the moment gamers fail to do any of the aforementioned duties.
Within the remake, Ashley not has a well being bar. Ought to President Graham’s Dumbo-eared daughter take an excessive amount of harm whereas Leon makes an attempt to escort her safely away from Las Plagas, she’ll enter a downed state and should be revived, IGN studies.
In accordance with a Capcom consultant, this variation to Ashley’s gameplay mechanic was made to make her “really feel extra like a pure companion and fewer like a second well being bar to babysit.”
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Another change coming to RE4’s remake is weapon durability, specifically for Leon’s combat knife. As seen at the end of final October’s prolonged gameplay trailer, Leon’s trusty knife being able to parrying a chainsaw comes at a hefty price. As a substitute of toting round “ol’ dependable” all through the whole thing of the RE4 remake to open picket packing containers, chip away at zombies, and preserve ammo, Leon’s knife will deteriorate over time, however gamers can have a number of knives of their stock, which nonetheless takes the type of Leon’s iconic attache case.
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Facet-quests are additionally making their technique to the RE4 remake. In accordance with IGN, blue flyers scattered in regards to the recreation allow you to purchase optionally available duties you may full as side-quests. Lastly, the Recreation Informer cowl story mentions that quick-time occasions, a frequent component of the unique RE4, have successfully been eliminated, although this side of the remake had been talked about in earlier interviews as nicely.
“I’d say there are ‘barely any’ QTEs. Totally different individuals have totally different definitions of what a QTE is, so whereas I can’t let you know that there aren’t any in any respect, I can say that there aren’t prompts to press buttons mid-cutscene,” producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi instructed IGN in a previous interview.
Resident Evil 4 (Remake) is slated to launch on March 24 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Sequence X/S.