Ever since it was first revealed that Resident Evil 4 would be given a full remake, fans have been waiting for a good long look at what the game will look and play like and now Capcom has delivered on quite a lot of those elements. The company has released an extended gameplay trailer showing everything from gunplay and stealth to various signature enemies and allies that Leon will encounter throughout the game. The footage of Leon S. Kennedy’s harrowing first encounter with the Ganados highlights how the development team is introducing modern design techniques and state-of-the-art graphics to both faithfully recreate and add depth to the original game’s vision.
This first look at combat showed only some of the new ways Ganados attack, chase, and outflank Leon with staggering speed and ferocity. Leon’s arsenal of weapons and close combat maneuvers now include the ability to parry enemy attacks and deliver finishing blows with his knife. The Merchant returns with plenty of new and returning gear for Leon and players will also be given a look at how Leon’s attache case will be making its return, though now players will be able to synthesize healing items and ammunition similar to more recent games.
The new trailer can be found below while the game itself is currently set to be released on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on March 24, 2023.