Several new titles in Capcom’s survival horror game series, Resident Evil, have been greenlit by the publisher, including remakes, based on the latest rumor.
AestheticGamer (aka Dusk Golem), who is known for his insight on projects that are in development at Capcom, took to Discord to share Capcom has greenlit several new Resident Evil titles in the last year or so, including some remakes.
Golem didn’t specify which Resident Evil remakes have been greenlit, though remakes of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are a safe bet. It’s also likely that the publisher may be interested in working on a remake of fan favorite Resident Evil: Code Veronica. Only time will tell whether that’s actually the case, however. The non-remake Resident Evil titles that are in development undoubtedly include Resident Evil 9, the concluding chapter in Resident Evil 7 and 8 protagonist Ethan Winters’ story. Additionally, Capcom may have greenlit a few new spin-offs similar to the Resident Evil Revelations titles.
The most recent Resident Evil title that has received the remake treatment is Resident Evil 4. It was released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S on March 24, 2023, followed by versions for iOS and macOS on December 20, 2023. The story focuses on US agent Leon S. Kennedy, who is tasked with rescuing Ashley Graham, the daughter of the US president, from the enigmatic Los Illuminados cult. This remake introduces an updated storyline, refreshed visuals, new characters, voice cast, and modified gameplay mechanics.
Resident Evil 4’s gameplay maintains the “over-the-shoulder” third-person shooter perspective of the original, while incorporating design elements from recent Resident Evil remakes, such as Resident Evil 2 (2019) and Resident Evil 3 (2020). The game boasts redesigned visuals aimed at intensifying the atmospheric tension, accompanied by revamped character designs and backgrounds. It offers six control schemes, including one reminiscent of the original release. Players will encounter puzzles throughout the game, serving as obstacles to progress.