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Resident Evil 4 Director Wants A Remake To Improve The Game’s Story

As rumors claim a Resident Evil 4 remake is in development, the game’s original director reveals what he wants to see changed.


Resident Evil 4 is one of the most influential games ever made. So when rumors broke in 2020 that Capcom was planning to remake the title in the same vein as its recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, fans rightly feared that a remake would manage to recapture the gaming magic that forever changed the video game industry. One person who seems optimistic that a remake could improve on the original, however, is none other than Resident Evil 4 director Shinji Mikami, who recently commented on the idea of ​​a remake in an interview.


Resident Evil 4 first released on the Nintendo GameCube as a timed exclusive in January 2005 after a now sadly troubled development cycle that included a prototype version of the game becoming the first entry into the the devil may cry series. Resident Evil 4 became one of the greatest games of all time upon release for revolutionizing the third-person shooter that would become a staple of the genre, inspiring franchises such as armament of war, Unexplored, dead spaceand later that of Mikami The Evil Within series.

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Resident Evil 4 is also one of the most ported games in history, released on 13 different platforms, including a recent remake of Oculus Quest 2 which won numerous awards for successfully porting one of the most appreciated all the time on a new medium. Needless to say, Capcom is under pressure to remake the game given how highly regarded the original is to this day.

The irony is that Capcom hasn’t even confirmed the Resident Evil 4 remake in some official capacity, however, that didn’t stop VG247 from asking the game’s original director, Shinji Mikami, what he hoped could be improved in such a remake. Mikami claims the role of Resident Evil 4 what he wants to see improved the most is the game’s story, which he claims he only had three weeks to write. Capcom has changed elements of the stories from the original trilogy in its recent remakes, with Resident Evil 3The 2020 remake, including some rather divisive changes to the story and setting of the PS1 original.

Resident Evil 4The remake of has yet to be confirmed by Capcom, but evidence is mounting to imply that the remake is in development. Many fans have claimed that elements of Resident Evil: Village contained references that could also point to the rumour, and last year Albert Wesker’s voice actor caused controversy by allegedly breaking a nondisclosure agreement by sharing his character design for the upcoming remake. As for Mikami, he’s currently working as the head of Tango Gameworks and promoting his studio’s upcoming PS5 exclusive timed action-horror game. Ghostwire: Tokyo.

Resident Evil 4 is now available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One and older platforms.

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Source: VG247

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