Well, let’s kick off Easter Sunday with some bombshell news, I guess. VGC is reporting according to its sources that developer M-Two has been preparing to create a Resident Evil 4 remake for Capcom since 2018, and the game is targeting a 2022 release date. M-Two was founded by ex-PlatinumGames head Tatsuya Minami with funding from Capcom, though the two entities are technically independent of each other. This new company recently supported the development of the Resident Evil 3 remake, with Minami being listed as an executive producer on that title.
VGC states that, at one point, original Resident Evil series director Shinji Mikami declined an invitation to direct the Resident Evil 4 remake himself due to a commitment to creating GhostWire: Tokyo for Bethesda. He did give the Resident Evil 4 remake his blessing and provided some general advice on the project though.
This report follows after a survey Capcom recently released about what other Resident Evil remakes and remasters fans would like to see. At the current rate, it seems like Resident Evil 0 and Code Veronica will be left out in the cold, but Capcom really loves money, so don’t count those two out completely yet.
While M-Two leads development on the Resident Evil 4 remake, it is expected that assorted other studios will contribute to the game in the same way that the Resident Evil 3 remake was a collaborative effort among various studios. In any case, while you wait for this remake, don’t forget that vanilla Resident Evil 4 is available for basically every console in the universe.