Capcom has released a short new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake, which apparently confirms a profound change.
The original Resident Evil 4 had a revolutionary combat system for its time. While it didn’t invent the over-the-shoulder camera of third-person shooters, it perfected it and inspired countless copies in the years to come. Although critically acclaimed at the time of its release, there are elements of the game that have not aged particularly well, such as the tank controls and the fact that the protagonist, Leon S. Kennedy, cannot move and shoot simultaneously. These criticisms seem to be addressed in the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake.
Capcom announced the Resident Evil 4 Remake at the recent PlayStation State of Play presentation with a short trailer that seemingly confirmed that the game would be a faithful remake, albeit with a darker tone than the original.
Capcom then followed up this trailer with a brief gameplay video, shared at their own Capcom Showcase event, which showed fans a scene in which Leon walks through the forest to the house where the first encounter with the enemy occurs.
The Resident Evil 4 gameplay video is concise, but fans think they spotted a hint of a considerable gameplay change in it. The video seemingly confirms that Leon will be able to move and shoot in the RE4 Remake, and while this may seem like a small change on the surface, in the grand scheme of things, it could be huge. It could completely change the way players fight enemies in Resident Evil 4 and could potentially have a significant impact on combat strategies throughout the game.
It’s also very likely that the game’s tank controls have been removed in favour of controls that are more in line with modern Resident Evil games.
While it’s too early to say definitively, based on what has been revealed so far, it’s safe to assume that the remake of Resident Evil 4 will have similar controls to other recent remakes of the series, such as Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. Fans will have to wait for Capcom to share more information about the project to be sure.
The good news is that more information about the game will be revealed sooner rather than later. Resident Evil 4 Remake, as we know, already has an official release date: it will arrive next March 24. With that in mind, fans can expect much more information as Capcom ramps up the marketing for the game.