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Resident Evil 4 remake announced for PS5, coming in March 2023

Resident Evil 4 remake Leon brooding
(Image credit: Capcom)

What you need to know

  • A remake of Resident Evil 4 has been rumored to be in development for years. 
  • At Sony's June 2, 2022 State of Play presentation, Capcom revealed Resident Evil 4 remake.
  • Resident Evil 4 remake is coming to PS5, with a release date of March 24, 2023. 
  • There's also PS VR2 content of some kind in development for it and Resident Evil Village.

Sony started off the June 2, 2022 State of Play strong with the announcement of a long-rumored remake. Resident Evil 4 remake is on the way. 

Resident Evil 4 remake is being developed using Capcom's RE engine, like several past Resident Evil titles. The game is being developed for PS5, with PS VR2 content also in development.

Capcom is aiming to achieve "state-of-the-art quality for a survival horror suitable for 2023, while preserving the essence of the original game." Interestingly, to keep things familiar and fresh for new and old players alike, Resident Evil 4 remake will feature a "reimagining" of its iconic storyline starring Leon S. Kennedy on a mission to save the president's daughter, who has been kidnapped by a mysterious village and even creepier residents.

In addition to Resident Evil 4 remakes announcement, Capcom also revealed that Resident Evil Village would be getting PS VR2 support as well. It's expected to take advantage of its 4K HDR display, eye tracking, and 3D Audio. Each Sense controller will represent each of Ethan's hands in-game.

As Capcom describes it, "You are also now able to execute dynamic actions such as firing your gun while holding a knife with the other hand, or holding a handgun with one hand and a shotgun with the other."

Resident Evil 4 remake currently has a release date of March 24, 2023 for PS5 and other platforms. Previous reports indicated the remake was set to take a darker tone than the original game. Because PS VR2 does not have a release date, it's unknown when Resident Evil 4 remake and Resident Evil Village will receive virtual reality support. 

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert