Resident Evil 4 released in 2005. Image: Capcom

Every lover of geek culture will have heard at some point in their life about resident Evil. With more than 25 years in the market, the franchise has positioned itself as a benchmark in video games and its presence has escalated further with novels, comics, movies and more. Although his forte is in the gamer world and one of his most beloved titles is Resident Evil 4 (2005), of which it has recently been confirmed that there will be a remake for 2023.

As recalled, resident Evil is a horror/action video game franchise that introduces us to a world infested with zombies and other biomodified creatures. His debut was in 1996 with Resident Evil and his next big release is Resident Evil 4 Remake for 2023.

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Likewise, this game has been cataloged by experts as one of the best of the past decade, achieving a score of 96/100 on the Metacritic portal, which compiles reviews from different specialized media.

Resident Evil 4 released in 2005. Image: Capcom

It is not only loved by specialized critics, but by the fan community as well. So much so that Resident Evil 4 has been released, since its premiere in 2005, on consoles such as PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Mobileetc.

Now, Capcom, the parent company behind the Resident Evil franchise, announced that they plan to release a remake of Resident Evil in March 2023. resident Evil 4. But what is a remake? In simple terms, it is a new version of a video game, but one that uses new technologies to modernize itself and keep up with the most recent titles.

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In that sense, what can we expect from the Resident Evil 4 Remake and why its original game is considered one of the best in the franchise?

“[Su jugabilidad] At the time it was truly revolutionary“

the launch of Resident Evil 4 in 2005 it was a strong change in the franchise and in the vision of it. According to experts, the video game turned from the horror genre to action, but it did so for the better.

Resident Evil 4 is available on different PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo consoles and also on PC.  (Image: Capcom)
Resident Evil 4 is available on different PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo consoles and also on PC. (Image: Capcom)

Resident Evil 4 has a lot of things that we now take for granted in the action genre.. On the one hand, it meant the drift of the horror saga towards pure and simple action (an element with which they had already flirted, especially in the third installment, the most frenetic of the original trilogy), but it is also true that introduces many fundamental elements of third-person shooters“, said Álvaro Castellano, journalist and director of the renowned specialized media outlet 3DJuegos from Spain.

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“The shoulder camera and its use for aiming and so on, for example, now seems so obvious, but at the time it was truly revolutionary“added the Spanish journalist.

In turn, regarding the remake of Resident Evil 4, the director of 3DJuegos Spain said: “it will be a technological waste due to the potential of its RE Engine (a real outrageous graphic engine) and a very good adaptation of all those mechanics and little things that have aged from the fourth game. Above all, a lot of respect for the original work“.

In Resident Evil 4 we have a third person camera.  Photo: Capcom
In Resident Evil 4 we have a third person camera. Photo: Capcom

“The Resident Evil 4 Remake mixes the good taste left by the RE2 remake, and also the high quality of RE7 and RE8“

It is not a surprise that capcom and the franchise resident Evil have once again led the lists of the most anticipated games of the year. Since the releases of Resident Evil 7 in 2017 and Resident Evil 2 Remake (2019), the Japanese company has made a strong comeback. Then came Resident Evil 3 Remake (2020) and Resident Evil Village (2021).

Now, with Resident Evil 4 Remake, expectations are in the air: “The remake mixes the good taste left by the RE2 remake, and also the high quality of RE7 and RE8. The hype is because they set the bar very highAugusto Finocchiaro, director of Geek Culture and columnist for the newspaper La Nación de Argentina, told this newspaper.

Remake of 'Resident Evil 4' will arrive on March 24, 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series and PC.  (Image: Broadcast)
Remake of ‘Resident Evil 4’ will arrive on March 24, 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series and PC. (Image: Broadcast)

Regarding Resident Evil 4 specifically, the communicator revealed that “It is a game very loved by the characters“, and that it is also one of the titles with the most platforms available (17). “Many choose it for its theme and iconic moments,” he concluded.

Without a doubt, Resident Evil 4 is one of the best video games in the franchise and one of the most loved by the gaming community. Now, with the announcement of Resident Evil 4 Remakethousands of people will be able to enjoy first-hand and with the latest technology of the Capcom title that fell in love with more than one due to its history, characters and frenzy.

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