Resident Evil 4 Remake Adds Sidequests, Makes Other Changes

An image of Leon using his combat knife to block the blades of a chainsaw.

Leon can, in fact, block the costs of Chainsaw Man (Capcom version). Unfortunately, it comes at a price.
Screenshot: Capcom/Kotaku

In a new Game Informer cover, Capcom detailed some of the changes the long-awaited remake had Resident Evil 4 makes the original horror game hugely influential.

One of the most important changes coming to RE4 The remake revolves around how Ashley Graham (not the supermodel) works in scenes where protagonist Leon S. Kennedy must accompany and protect her. In the original RE4, players had to keep a close eye on Ashley’s health bar and ensure that enemies didn’t lead her astray. Ashley desperately, and often, calls out Leon’s name, and the players fail to do any of the aforementioned tasks.

In the remake, Ashley no longer has a health bar. If of President Graham Daughter with salty ears take too much damage while Leon tries to escort her safely away from Las Plagas, she will enter a fall state and must be revived, IGN References.

According to a Capcom spokesperson, this change to Ashley’s game mechanics was made to make her “feel more like a natural companion and less like a second health bar to babysit.”

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Another change is coming RE4‘small The remake is weapon durability, especially for Leon’s battle knife. As seen at the end of it extended last October game trailer, Leon’s trusty knife capable of trading a chainsaw comes at a hefty cost. Instead of going through the “ol’ reliable” in its entirety RE4 remake to open wooden boxes, fend off zombies and conserve ammo, Leon’s knife will wear out over time, but players can have multiple knives in their inventory, which still takes the form of the virtual sheath of Leon.

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Side quests are also making their way to RE4 remake. According IGN, blue flyers scattered throughout the game allow you to obtain optional tasks that you can complete as side quests. Finally, the Game Informer The cover states that fast-paced events, a frequent element of the original RE4have been essentially removed, although this aspect of the remake has been mentioned in previous interviews as well.

“I’d say there are ‘minimal’ QTEs. Different people have different definitions of what a QTE is, so while I can’t tell you there aren’t any, I can say there are no prompts to press buttons in the middle of the scenery,” said producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi. IGN in a previous interview.

Resident Evil 4 (Remake) is scheduled for release on March 24 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S.

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