The official Resident Evil 4 release date has been revealed. According to a recent post on Capcom-Unity website, Xbox One and PS4 versions of the action-adventure video game are arriving on August 30.
The upcoming release for Resident Evil 4 is set to bring in a selection of bonus content found on the original 2005 version as well as extra features made available in later RE versions. One of the highlights to find upon the release of Resident Evil 4 for Xbox One and PS4 is the side story that stars Ada Wong, who is described by Giant Bomb as “the mysterious long-legged femme-fatale” of Capcom’s survival horror video game franchise. The character is usually “portrayed as cold and calculating but tends to soften when her mission comes into conflict with Leon S. Kennedy,” the description further noted.
Speaking of Leon Kennedy, the Resident Evil 4 story revolves his mission to rescue the president’s daughter named Ashley Graham who has been kidnapped by Los Illuminados, a Spanish cult, Polygon’s report explained. Ada Wong’s side story, which, according to Polygon was initially released in RE4’s PS2 port, will fill in interesting story gaps from Leon’s mission.
The blog post on the Capcom-Unity website explained the importance of Kennedy’s mission saying that it is “a turning point in the 20-year-old horror franchise.” Moreover, Resident Evil 4’s release on PS4 and Xbox one consoles “is the perfect opportunity for fans to remember why it has stood the test of time, or for the uninitiated to learn where all the accolades come from,” the post added.
In addition to Ada Wong’s side story, Resident Evil 4’s release on latest generation of Sony and Microsoft consoles will also include Mercenaries Mode, which will be granted to gamers who will finish the campaign. This game mode allows the fans to play as Hunk, Wesker, and other iconic characters. Sharing more details about other contents to expect from Resident Evil 4 upon its PS4 and Xbox One release, the Capcom post read.
“RE4 also boasts some of the most satisfying New Game Plus action ever, allowing players to bring their powerful arsenal, unlocked costumes, and other secret weapons into a fresh playthrough. Want to focus on yourself instead of protecting Ashley? Equip her with the knight armor costume and laugh as enemy’s attempt to attack her or carry her off with futility. Leon’s Chicago Typewriter – an insanely powerful Tommy Gun – also provides a fun power trip if you have enough cash to give the infamous Merchant.”
Capcom, in celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary this year, announced that three remastered RE series would be launched. Resident Evil 4 is the last one to get its PS4 and Xbox One launch from these three, Digital Trends reported. Upgraded Resident Evil 6 was made available for the latest consoles late March while RE5 was re-released June 28.
The original Resident Evil 4 changed Capcom’s long-standing practice, breaking new ground with the use of “over-the-shoulder camera” instead of a fixed-camera point of view. Its successors, Resident Evil 5 and 6, followed the same gameplay, Digital Trends explained.
Resident Evil 4 PS2 version received a Metascore of 96/100 and a User Score of 8.9 on Metacritic.
PSM Magazine’s review for the game noted that “Not playing through it from beginning to end would be missing out on a major milestone in gaming history, not to mention a hell of a lot of fun.”
Here’s the announcement trailer for Resident Evil 4, 5, 6 release on PS4 and Xbox One:
Resident Evil 5 and 6 for PS4 and Xbox One both hit the shelves with a $20 price tag. Resident Evil 4 for the modern consoles is expected to cost as much, GameSpot reported.
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