Capcom has been sharing all things Resident Evil as part of its Tokyo Game Show today. However, the publisher has also announced that the series will be getting its very own spotlight event next month. A special Resident Evil Showcase will take place in October and promises to give fans some new updates on at least two of its current games.
Perhaps most importantly, there will be a focus on the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake. The reimagining of the critically-acclaimed and highly popular horror action game is known to currently be in the works at Capcom. Fans have high hopes for the remake of the beloved title, which was revealed back in June and is set to launch early next year.
The remake’s trailer got another outing during today’s Tokyo Game Show presentation, where it was also revealed by Resident Evil 4 Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi that the current development of the game is progressing well. You can check out the Resident Evil 4 remake trailer right here to remind yourself of the revamped adventure to come next year.
In addition, Hirabayashi discussed the game’s potential release platforms, explaining that while the remake is currently in the pipeline for PlayStation 5 and other current-gen platforms, the team at Capcom has been looking into a release on last-generation consoles too. As a result, the Resident Evil 4 remake will also launch on PlayStation 4, but as yet there’s no word on whether or not it’ll be headed to Xbox One. It could be that Capcom is simply keen to keep additional details under wraps for now. With a dedicated showcase event happening in a matter of weeks, that’s when we might hear some news for Xbox players who are still on the last generation system.
In addition to further updates on Resident Evil 4, the upcoming Capcom Resident Evil Showcase will focus further on Resident Evil Village. There was a strong focus on the current Resident Evil game during Today’s Tokyo Game Show presentation. In particular, the footage gave fans a much more in-depth look at Village’s latest DLC Shadows of Rose. However, it’s expected that some further updates and announcements for the popular horror adventure game will come up in the special Resident Evil showcase in a few weeks’ time. The game was also available to try out with the brand new PSVR2 for the first time during the Tokyo Game Show event, which we’re sure will have proved to be a big, if scary, hit with attendees.
There’s been no word as yet on a specific date in October for the Resident Evil event, but Capcom should be releasing that information soon. We’ll be keeping an ear to the ground for any further updates on the Resident Evil 4 remake in particular, but it looks like the upcoming spooky season is shaping up to be a great time to be a Resident Evil fan.