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Resident Evil 4, known in Japan as BIOHAZARD RE:4 (バイオハザード RE:4 baiohazādo RE:4?), is a remake for the original 2005 Resident Evil 4. It was released on 24 March 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S/X, and Steam.[1] It is also available for the Nintendo Switch via a cloud version, and versions for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS were released on December 20, 2023.

An "Gold Edition" of the game was announced on 1st February 2024. It will be released on February 9th, 2024.[2]


The game features "over-the-shoulder" third-person shooter gameplay similar to the original version, while drawing from the remakes of Resident Evil 2 (2019) and Resident Evil 3 (2020). In an innovative step to the series, Resident Evil 4 will be the first game to offer six optional control schemes, including one that is styled after the control scheme in the original game. Resident Evil 4 features modernized and improved visuals compared to the original, with a tenser atmosphere, improved character designs and enhanced backgrounds.

As in the original game, the player will organize their inventory with an "attache case". The Merchant returns, allowing the player to buy, upgrade, and trade items. He will provide new side quests that may be completed during the main story. In combat, Leon can roundhouse kick enemies to push them away, as well as new parry mechanics which include blocking attacks from a chainsaw with a knife.


  • Leon S. Kennedy
  • Ashley Graham
  • Ingrid Hunnigan
  • Luis Serra Navarro
  • Ada Wong
  • Albert Wesker
  • Bitores Mendez
  • Ramon Salazar
  • Jack Krauser
  • Osmudd Saddler
  • The Merchant



Six years after the events of Resident Evil 2, United States Strategic Command Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy is sent on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, daughter of the President of the United States, from a Spanish village controlled by the violent cult of Los Illuminados. Other characters appearing include Ada Wong, Leon's operator Ingrid Hunnigan, the civilian Luis Sera, and the antagonists Bitores Mendez and Ramon Salazar.



The first teaser trailer was released as a part of PlayStation's June State of Play on June 3, 2022. It is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S on March 24, 2023 with support on PS VR2. Despite a release planned for PlayStation 4, the game will not release for Xbox One. A second trailer and additional gameplay were shown during a showcase in October 2022. Preorders include Leon's briefcase and Leon's handgun ammo as charms. A third trailer debuted as a part of PlayStation's State of Play on February 23, 2023. After the rain effects in preview footage drew criticism, Yoshiaki said Capcom would release a patch on the day of the game's release to modify it.

A playable demo was announced during a Capcom Spotlight livestream on March 9, 2023, and released immediately afterwards for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S. Set during the beginning of the game, the demo has no time limit and can be replayed.

On 14th September 2023, during a PlayStation State of Play, Separate Ways, a side story from the original game starring Ada Wong was announced as paid DLC along with a title update for The Mercenaries.[3] Both were released on September 21, 2023.[4]


Resident Evil 4 received "universal acclaim", according to the review aggregator website Metacritic.[5][6][7]


Resident Evil 4 sold more than three million copies in the first two days of release.[8] It sold four million copies in its first two weeks, making it one of the fastest-selling Resident Evil games.[9] In Japan, it was the best-selling retail game in its first week, selling 89,662 copies on PlayStation 5 and 85,371 on PlayStation 4.[10]



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