Resident Evil 4 Remake release date – when can you expect Leon’s return?

Resident Evil 4 Remake release date – when can you expect Leon’s return?
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

The wait is almost over, as Capcom’s remake of the seminal 2004 hit Resident Evil 4 is finally almost upon us.

Often cited as one of the best games in the series, expectations are very high for the upcoming remake – which promises to offer a whole new take on the classic survival horror.

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We’re about to find out what changes Capcom’s made to this version of the tale, but if you’re curious about when to expect the Resident Evil 4 Remake – here’s what you need to know.

Resident Evil 4 Remake – release date

The Resident Evil 4 Remake is set to release on March 24, 2023 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.

It will not be available for Xbox One at launch, sadly. We’ll update should an Xbox One version be announced, although at the moment one doesn’t appear to be on the cards.

The Resident Evil 4 Remake has been rumoured for quite some time – in fact by 2021 there were already rumours the project had been rebooted within Capcom’s internal studios.

A year later, it came out that Capcom were apparently going for a ‘spookier tone’ than what the original game was remembered for. Traditionally, the original game marked the series taking a more action-orientated route that would remain with Resi to this very day.

However, it wouldn’t be until June of 2022 when the Resident Evil 4 Remake was formally announced – causing fans to (presumably) throw their chainsaw controllers in the air with joy.

Resident Evil 4 Remake – latest trailers

Capcom’s been very busy showing off the game in the last few months, with a number of trailers for fans to sink their teeth into.

A cinematic trailer towards the end of the showcase also gave us a brief tease at some epic set pieces from later in the game, including El Gigante, Ramon Salazar and Del Lago. Check that out below.

A third trailer revealed during the PlayStation State of Play included more scenes of Leon on his quest. However, it also featured the iconic knife fight scene between Krauser and our protagonist. You’ll be able to see it for yourself and more below.

A new preview has now also been provided during the March 2023 Capcom Showcase. Although it mainly featured scenes that were previously shown already, it also provided more news on the highly anticipated demo, which is now available. If you want to see more of Leon, Ashley, and the deadly Los Ganados, then you can check out the latest trailer below.

The project was first officially revealed back in June of this year – as part of a PlayStation Briefing. It’ll take players back to the 2005 classic, reimagined for the modern era.

Of course, Leon, Ashley, Ada Wong and your favourites will return, but we’re also promised a lot of surprises and changes from the story – not unlike how the recent Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes changed things up for their respective games.

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