A demo for the highly anticipated Resident Evil 4 remake is now available on the PlayStation Store.
The demo comprises of the beginning of the game, where Leon initially infiltrates a creepy village in Spain, culminating in – you guessed it – an encounter with the game’s memorably terrifying chainsaw-wielding enemy.
While developer Capcom has shared several in-depth looks at the game, detailing how it expands and improves on a title that is already considered a classic (and has continued to get remasters and re-releases as recently as 2019), those eager to try it in action for themselves will now be able to.
The remake of Resident Evil 4 takes a new approach to many of its stylistic and mechanical elements. Most notably, a lot of focus is now on Leon’s knife. Durability is now a consideration, but the weapon is far more powerful, able to parry enemy attacks and projectiles, as well as instantly take down enemies.
Stealth is also a new element, with protagonist Leon being able to crouch – a very recent inclusion in Resident Evil games – and able to sneak around, taking out enemies quietly while this presence is unknown. Some enemies, like the Garrador mini-boss, will require stealthy tactics to take out effectively.
For more on the remake of RE4, explore our preview coverage of the game so far:
- RE4 remake preview: A promising revisit to an all-time classic
- RE4 remake preview 2: New major gameplay changes detailed
Resident Evil 4 remake is slated for release on 24 March 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC
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