Resident Evil 4 has already been blessed with multiple high-definition remasters (e.g., RE4 HD and RE4 Ultimate HD Edition), but Capcom believes that the fan favorite deserves something even better. According to a report from Video Games Chronicle, the developer has greenlit a modern Resident Evil 4 remake, which is tentatively planned for release in 2022.
The game is reportedly being helmed by M-Two, which had a hand in this year’s Resident Evil 3 Remake. This is a studio that was founded by PlatinumGames’s ex-CEO, Tatsuya Minami, whose credits include classics such as Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Street Fighter II Turbo, and Super Ghouls and Ghosts.
What’s really interesting is that the Resident Evil 4 remake has supposedly garnered the blessing of Shinji Mikami, who needs no introduction to RE fans. This is the man who spearheaded the entire franchise and invented the survival horror genre with 1996’s Resident Evil. While Mikami has declined an offer to lead the RE4 remake, he will be providing “informal advice on its direction” – which is a pretty good thing, being that he directed the original game.