Staying true to its predecessor, Resident Evil 4 Remake new game plus is confirmed as Capcom shares new gameplay details about RE4, and how the horror game will both match and differ from the original. With Leon Kennedy set to take on the Las Plagas outbreak once again, it turns out there’s a handy new mode and that the beloved bear trap dog might not be dead after all, comforting news as we approach the Resident Evil 4 release date.
In a new interview, Resident Evil 4 Remake producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and director Yasuhiro Ampo share various short facts about the coming survival game. Answering a series of quickfire questions, they briefly but matter–of-factly state, “yes, there is a new game plus.”
In the original RE4, this meant you could carry your upgraded weapons and health stats into a fresh playthrough, alongside all the unlockable outfits (Ashley’s suit of armour was an absolute blessing). Having the option to do so again, and punish all those brutal bosses with your fully upgraded Broken Butterfly, is definitely welcome.
But that’s not all the Capcom devs have to share about RE4 Remake. The game will also feature a new photo mode, ideal for capturing those – pretty stunning looking – action moments forever. Also, despite early gameplay trailers suggesting otherwise, it turns out the cute dog who you save from the bear trap, and later comes back to help you in the fight against El Gigante, might not be dead in the remake after all.
“I mean, unless someone does a DNA check, nobody knows whether that dog is the one you guys are talking about,” Ampo says, in the interview with Game Informer. It’s only a subtle hint, but perhaps Leon will find and rescue another dog to substitute for the poor pupper that we’ve seen so far.
Hirabayashi and Ampo also confirm that in the RE4 remake, helicopter pilot Mike will make a “few more appearances.” The village area will also be larger than in the original, and there might be a persistent, stalker-type enemy similar to Nemesis and Mr. X. “Enemies that follow you around,” Ampo says, thinking. “I’m pretty sure there isn’t one.” “Maybe there is,” Hirabayashi says, “but we will not tell you today.”
Check out the full Resident Evil 4 system requirements so your PC is ready to rock once launch day arrives. You might also want to take a look at some of the other upcoming games set to arrive throughout 2023.