New details about CAPCOM’s upcoming video game Resident Evil 4 Remake include big improvements like the removal of Ashley’s health bar and quick time events and more.
Resident Evil 4 remake removes quick-time events
According to CAPCOM via game informer, Resident Evil 4 Remake will introduce several changes. One of the biggest changes coming to the game is the removal of quick time events. This was one of the main features that was introduced in the original Resident Evil 4 and continued in Resident Evil 5, which gave rise to the Chris Redfield hitting rocks inside a volcano meme. That mechanic no longer exists in this new version of Resident Evil 4 and could be a good or bad factor for the game.
Ashley Graham makes herself useful
If you are a fan of the original version of RE4, then you must know that it was a pain to “take care” of Ashley Graham, the daughter of the American president in that game. She had a health bar, her AI was unresponsive, meaning she was stupid, and sometimes she even became the source of your bad luck in the game. In the new version, she has now been buffed with, first of all, the removal of a health bar! According to the developers, they want to make Ashley “feel more like a natural companion and less like a second health bar to take care of,” which was quite true. A health bar that would lead to a game over if she empties.
In the new version, Ashley can perform other tasks now and not be the useless companion she was in the original. Leon is able to send her through a crawl space that she couldn’t get into and open the door that is locked on the other side. Finally, a companion worth bringing along.
Knives have limited durability
The knives in RE4 Remake have limited durability that will break after several uses by Leon. However, players can store a lot more knives in their inventory. Jewels that can be found throughout the game can be traded with the cool merchant in exchange for useful items like herbs, treasure maps, and weapon attachments.
Side missions to complete
Lastly, there are now side quests in RE4 Remake that come in the form of blue flyers posted in various places on the map. Collect them to unlock interesting side quests like solving puzzles, tracking and eliminating certain enemies. Players will be able to get some useful rewards and earnings that can be used to upgrade weapons.
These are just a few of the many changes coming to the remake and we can’t wait for its release in March.
Resident Evil 4 Remake will be available on March 24, 2023. It will be released for PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.