Into a new one Game informant cover story, Capcom detailed some of the changes the highly anticipated remake of Resident Evil 4 makes after the original, hugely influential horror game.
One of the big changes coming RE4 remake revolves around how Ashley Graham (not the supermodel) works in scenes where protagonist Leon S. Kennedy has to guide and protect her. In the original RE4, players had to keep an eye on Ashley’s health bar and make sure enemies didn’t take her. Ashley desperately and often screams Leon’s name as soon as players fail to complete any of the aforementioned tasks.
In the remake, Ashley no longer has a health bar. Must be President Graham’s dumb-eared daughter takes too much damage while Leon tries to escort her safely out of Las Plagas, she will enter a downed state and must be brought back to life, IGN reports.
According to a Capcom representative, this change to Ashley’s gameplay mechanic was made to make her “feel more like a natural companion and less like a second health bar to watch out for”.
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Another change is coming RE4s remake is weapon durability, specific to Leon’s combat knife. As seen at the end of extended last October gameplay trailer, Leon’s trusty knife capable of parrying a chainsaw comes at a high cost. Instead of lugging around “old reliable” throughout RE4 remake to open wooden boxes, carve out zombies, and conserve ammo, Leon’s blade will degrade over time, but players can have multiple knives in their inventory, which still takes the form of Leon’s iconic briefcase.
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Side quests also find their way into the RE4 redo. According to IGN, blue flyers scattered throughout the game will give you optional tasks to complete as side quests. Finally the Game informant cover story mentions fast-paced events, a common part of the original RE4were effectively removed, although this aspect of the remake was also mentioned in previous interviews.
“I would say there are ‘barely’ QTEs. Different people have different definitions of what a QTE is, so while I can’t tell you there aren’t any at all, I can say there are no prompts to press buttons during the cutscene,” said producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi. IGN in a preliminary conversation.
Resident Evil 4 (Redo) is scheduled for release on March 24 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S.