It’s not just that a newly released comparison video shows that Resident Evil 4 Remake follows the original game faithfully; it seems to draw heavily from reality.
Leon’s iconic jacket reappears in Resident Evil 4 Remake, and of course, it’s more beautiful than ever. The sheepskin-lined bomber jacket is not only comfortable and stylish but also protects Leon from scratches and bites (at least until he gets rid of it during a brief sequence in the game).
Some astute Twitter users have spotted in the small print at the end of the teaser trailer that Leon’s jacket is actually copyrighted and “released with permission from Schott NYC”.
You don’t have to search long on Schott NYC’s website to find something that looks a lot like Leon’s new fancy jacket: it’s the Classic B-3 Sheepskin Leather Bomber Jacket. Unfortunately, the description refers to World War II, and that General George Patton wore this jacket, not Leon Kennedy, so we can’t officially confirm this.
In any case, the jacket looks nice – much nicer than the knock-off “Leon jackets” on eBay, which are made of materials more suited to kinky parties than zombie outbreaks.
Does it look like the real thing?
The Resident Evil 4 Remake has been met with huge anticipation around the world, with many people wanting to know how faithful this new remake will be to the original game. Through the work of Spain’s El Analista de Bits, we can now see how Capcom’s development is similar to the 2005 title, although the comparison seems to be based on some more recent remakes of the production for consoles.
In a statement issued shortly after the launch of Resident Evil 4 Remake, the company claimed that they wanted to deliver a new user experience while retaining the essence of the original adventure.
The comparison reveals that they are on the right track, as you can walk through the locations identified with the 2005 development, but with a logical modernisation of the graphics, including character modelling.
At the same time, as El Analista de Bits gets more into it, we can notice some new additions, such as a scene in which Leon talks to the President of the United States, which is in line with Capcom’s statements that it is reimagining the story, so veterans will find something new to get excited about when they get RE4 Remake on PC, PS5 or Xbox Series X/S in 2023.
Resident Evil 4 Remake will be officially released on March 24 next year.
I love how Capcom has a disclaimer for Leon's jacket pic.twitter.com/uS9vWeaJ77
— JetSetHan🔜NYC 6/9-6/12 (@JetSetHan) June 2, 2022