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For the 2023 remake, see Resident Evil 4 (2023 game).


Resident Evil 4 (バイオハザード4 Baiohazādo Fō?, known as Biohazard 4 in Japan; often abbreviated as RE4) is a 2005 action horror video game published and developed by Capcom. It is the sixth installment of the Resident Evil series. The game debuted in North America on January 11, 2005 for the Nintendo GameCube, and was later released in Japan and Europe.

Ports

Resident Evil 4 has been ported to multiple platforms. On October 25, 2005, it was released on the Sony PlayStation 2 with additional gameplay features but slight visual and aural downgrades, including a lack of shadow and lighting effects, reduced sound quality, as well as lower resolution textures and character models.[1] A PC port developed by Ubisoft was released on March 2, 2007, and was generally criticized for its poor visuals, awkward control scheme and lack of new features compared to the original release. A port for the Nintendo Wii was released on May 31, 2007 in Japan, June 25, 2007 in North America, June 29, 2007 in Europe and July 5, 2007 in Australia and was praised for it's use of motion controls. By the end of the decade, a simplified build of the game had also been ported onto various mobile platforms including iOS, Zeebo and Android.

Remasters

In celebration of the series 15th anniversary, an 720p upscaled "HD Edition" was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 20, 2011 and packaged alongside Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X as the BIOHAZARD Revival Selection. Capcom later released a remaster of the game for Steam and Windows, developed by QLOC, titled "Ultimate HD Edition" in October 2014. A fan-made HD overhaul of this port, entered production shortly after and was released on February 1, 2022 to overwhelming praise[2][3] and the blessing of Capcom.[4] A third remaster of Resident Evil 4 based on the QLOC port was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 30, 2016[5][6] and was later ported to the Nintendo Switch on May 21, 2019.

On October 21, 2021, a nearly ground-up virtual reality build of the game was released by for the Oculus Quest 2, with free DLC releasing on April 20 of the following year. This port received a notable marketing run and was highly received upon release.

Remake

On June 2, 2022, it was announced that Resident Evil 4 would be reimagined for modern platforms with a release date of March 24, 2023. This remake would utilize the RE Engine, include PSVR2 support, see major alterations to the game's overall tone and narrative and return to a more 'traditional' survival horror formula than it's predecessor.

Cast

The game's English voice actors recorded their parts in four sessions, over three to four months.[7]

Character name Voice actor Motion capture actor
Leon S. Kennedy Paul Mercier[8] Teruaki Ogawa
Ashley Graham Carolyn Lawrence[8] Yukiko Saitani
Luis Sera Rino Romano[8] Keiichi Wada
Ingrid Hannigan Salli Saffioti[8] N/A
Ada Wong Sally Cahill[8] Mayuko Maruoka
Ramon Salazar Rene Mujica[8] Tsurugi-Dan
Bitores Mendez Jesse Corti[8] Kenji Hata
Jack Krauser Jim Ward[8] Ryoji Okamoto
Osmund Saddler Michael Gough[8] Kenji Hata
Albert Wesker Richard Waugh[8] N/A
Villagers and Zealots Carlos Carrasco[8]
Alex Mendoza[8]
Carol Bach y Rita[8]
N/A
Title call Ward E. Sexton N/A

Sources

  1. Resident Evil comparison, Games We Like
  2. https://www.pcgamer.com/resident-evil-4-hd-project-is-an-impressive-fan-remaster-and-its-out-now/ PC Gamer: "Resident Evil 4 HD Project is an impressive fan remaster, and it's out now" by Shaun Prescott
  3. https://kotaku.com/resident-evil-4-capcom-gamecube-steam-pc-mod-hd-remake-1848464090 Kotaku: Resident Evil 4 HD Mod, Out Now After 8 Years In Development, Looks Amazing by Ian Walker
  4. https://www.inputmag.com/gaming/with-capcoms-blessing-resident-evil-4-get-fan-made-hd-remaster INPUT Magazine: "With Capcom’s blessing, ‘Resident Evil 4’ get fan-made HD remaster" by Steven Wright
  5. https://www.polygon.com/2016/2/25/11112970/resident-evil-4-resident-evil-5-resident-evil-6-ps4-xbox-one Polygon: Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 are coming to PS4 and Xbox One by Michael McWhertor
  6. Resident Evil 4, 5, 6 – Announce Trailer
  7. Carle, Chris. "Babe Interview: Carolyn Lawrence", IGN, 2005-08-02, pp. 2–3. Retrieved on 2008-06-04. 
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 Resident Evil Archives II. BradyGames. p. 239. 

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