We were treated to an amazing trailer that confirmed the release date was March 24, 2023, and it looks like the remake will only be next-gen. Logistical elements aside, eagle-eyed fans spotted some very interesting details in the trailer.
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The resident Evil 4 remake is expected to feature a reimagined storyline, so while it will retain the essence of the original game, we should expect to see some changes. The developers said“We aim to make the game familiar to fans of the series, while bringing a fresh twist to it. This is done by reimagining the storyline of the game while keeping the essence of its direction.
Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village have always shared tonal similarities, but the aforementioned “reinvention” might officially link the two. Reddit user kaijumediajames spotted a symbol in the Resident Evil 4 trailer that strongly resembles the cult symbol used by Resident Evil Villageis Mother Miranda. Both feature a circular design with four protruding spokes. Check it out below.
User Lejitness pointed out the stark similarities between Saddler (the main antagonist of Resident Evil 4) and one of the physical forms of Mother Miranda from Resident Evil Village. You might think this is just a coincidence, but some have speculated that Saddler may have heard of Las Plagas from Mother Miranda.
If true, Mother Miranda would have triggered the events of Resident Evil 4. Later, she implements a similar technique when she uses the Caduo in Resident Evil Village.
The two games have already been officially linked, albeit in a small capacity. Resident Evil Village‘s Duke refers to Resident Evil 4‘s Merchant is an ‘old friend’, but there is certainly room to expand those relationships. I was already excited for the remake, but these theories kick it up a notch.