Capcom seems to be taking its newfound remake success all the way down the Resident Evil chronology. According to VGC, a remake of Resident Evil 4 is in the works over at Capcom. According to their sources, the remake has been in development since 2018 and is looking towards a release date of 2022.
If the leak is true, then the development is being led by M-Two, the new studio founded by former Platinum Games head Tatsuya Minami. However, Capcom’s internal studios may lend a hand in production. Capcom apparently approached Shinji Mikami, the director of the original game to helm the reboot but since he is busy with Ghostwire Tokyo, Capcom decided to move forward with his blessing.
The studio working on the remake has been in operation since 2018 and is comprised of many former Platinum and Capcom employees.
Resident Evil 4, originally launched in 2005 was a monumental entry not only in the RE franchise but for the survival horror genre as well. The game popularised over-the-shoulder perspective as well as action set-pieces in the survival horror genre that was growing a bit stale at that point. Since RE4 is coveted as one of the all-time greats, Capcom will have quite a heavy work ahead of them. But M-Two helped out on the polarizing RE3 remake and hopefully has enough experience to take on this big feat.
As always, take this rumor with a pinch of salt, especially since the news comes from an anonymous source. The news seems to have split the fanbase as well. Since Resident Evil 4 received an HD edition some time ago, some fans claim that the game doesn’t need a remake. In their opinion, Capcom should focus their efforts on remaking Code Veronica, another RE Classic. The mixed reception of the latest RE3 remake also worked to diminish some of the goodwill Capcom has garnered lately.
We’ll let you know as more info develops.