Resident Evil 4 players have discovered an Easter egg hidden in Capcom’s new remake that references one of the naughty things that players could do with Ashley in the original game. Instead of calling Leon a pervert for trying to look up her skirt, Ashley, who no longer wears a traditional skirt in the RE4 remake, now breaks the fourth wall instead, looking directly at any player who gets a little too obsessed at checking out the character, the daughter of former U.S. commander-in-chief President Graham. RE4 critics have called Capcom “woke” for removing Ashley’s panties from the new game, among other reasons, and while it’s unclear whether they might return as DLC, the franchise’s recurring mini-game, The Mercenaries, is now available for those who want to put their shooting skills to the test.
From a Capcom USA post:
[…] survival is only the beginning. Once you’ve located and rescued Ashley Graham, your mission is to get her out safely by any means necessary. While Ashley lacks the combat training that Leon has, she’s far from defenseless. Leon can issue commands to keep Ashley close by or spread out for a more tactical approach, and if Ashley is put in a downed state by taking damage, Leon can quickly get her back to her feet. Just make sure she’s not taken away by a member of Los Iluminados, or you may never see her again.
If all that wasn’t enough, an additional high-octane mode, The Mercenaries, will be added to the game on April 7th. We’ll have more information on that soon, so keep those eyes open to the Resident Evil Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok channels for more info as it drops. There’s so much more I could go on about – how to perfectly organize your attaché case, the perks of holding off a chainsaw attack with a knife, the fate of that dog … but I’ll let you discover all that for yourself. Ready to take a tour of the European countryside? The wait’s over because Resident Evil 4 is available for purchase now… stranger. Heh heh heh.