Resident Evil 4 Remake, Capcom’s next big thing, has been vetted by the ESRB (our PEGI’s equivalent), and the body picked up something that’s likely to get stuck down players’ throats.
Guts and hemoglobin
Initially, and one could suspect it, the ESRB indicates that the game will be particularly gory. There is mention of enemies being able to be decapitated and dismembered with gunshots and that blood will line the walls. Nothing very surprising when we see what Capcom served us with Resident Evil 2 Remake for example, which had even been censored in Japan because of that. After all, it’s a horror game, and those who’ve ever made the original Resident Evil 4 know that the game doesn’t skimp on the explosions and body transformations of our mutant opponents. Now remains to be seen if this remake will be as strong as The Callisto Protocol which, meanwhile, seems to rely very heavily on hemoglobin.
Players use pistols, machine guns, shotguns and explosives to kill enemy creatures in frantic combat. Some weapons/attacks result in decapitation and/or dismemberment of enemies, as well as large splatters of blood. Enemy attacks (Chainsaws, Tentacles, etc.) can also cause Leon to be decapitated, exploded, or impaled. Gutted animals and mutilated corpses are depicted in some environments.
Microtransactions in Resident Evil 4 Remake
On the other hand, what should not pass on the side of the players, it is the confirmation that there will be microtransactions in-game. The ESRB indeed notes the presence of content to buy “in-app”, which will not fail to raise the mustard in the noses of the most refractory to this kind of practice.
How will microtransactions be implemented? What are they doing there? That, we ignore. It could just as well be a handful of cosmetic packs, survival items, or anything else possibly related to Mercenary Mode. Although it’s unclear if the latter will be back with the remake.
It is therefore not yet very clear, but we should learn more in the months to come. Resident Evil 4 Remake still has time to make people talk about it since it is only expected for March 24, 2023, on PS5, Xbox SeriesPC, and PS4.