Survival horror seems to be pretty popular at present as we’ve not long had the release of Resident Evil Village and we have Tormented Souls coming very soon. But another has possibly been teased, which may interest Resident Evil 4 fans
Why is that?
The story started when the official Resident Evil Twitter account posted a rather interesting tweet. Nothing unusual as they post regularly but the nature of the tweet below
What does it mean?
For those unaware, the quote in the Tweet is quoting part of the Keepers diary entry. It’s an extremely well-known entry in the original Resident Evil, where he slowly succumbs to the T-virus over a few days. But the entry quoted is page 4. Why skip to the fourth page.
Is part 4 getting a re-release?
If sources that spoke to Video Games Chronicle are correct, then it will be the next remake along the lines of Resident Evil 2 and 3. VGC reported that it’s in full production, with a release set for 2022. Though the various updates to the report regarding changes in development could mean later in the year. It’s hard to tell as it’s not an official upcoming title and we don’t know the current stage of development.
The original director for Resident Evil 4, Shinji Mikami has supposedly given the project the go-ahead. He’s currently working on Ghostwire Tokyo. But the Tweet is possibly more interesting.
Why would that be?
The official account generally posts news on things like updates. The nature of this tweet is unlike the normal activity on the account and going back to the VGC reports, making it an interesting combination.
Why bring back this game?
Well, the second installment remake was a huge success and that game was originally one of the most popular in the series. The fourth game was also one of the most loved, if not the most popular, and Capcoms highest-rated game. It’s been 15 years since it launched on the Game Cube and has received several ports. It’s extremely influential, so a remake should be well received.
Any reason for teasing a remake now?
Yes, there is, we just look at what’s coming up. This week we have Gamescom so it would be a perfect time to announce any upcoming remake.