Resident Evil 4 is out now!

Mar 24, 2023 // Kellen Haney

The wait is over. Baby Eagle has been located.

Resident Evil 4 is available now for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam!

Leon S. Kennedy barely evaded the horrors of Raccoon City, during the worst first day on the job anyone could have. After narrowly fleeing from the doomed city and the biological disaster that became its death knell, Leon was quickly recruited as an agent of the U.S. government due to his unique standing as a Raccoon City survivor. Subjected to grueling missions that highlighted his ability to survive and complete his missions at all costs, Leon was ultimately assigned as a direct report to the President of the United States of America.

His latest mission? Locate and rescue the president’s kidnapped daughter, Ashley Graham. For an accomplished agent it’s easy enough on paper – a simple extraction mission. As Leon makes his way to a secluded village in Europe, he quickly discovers the terrifying fervor gripping the local populace runs far deeper than anything he’s encountered before. Leon’s survival skills will be put to the test as he plunges into the depths of madness.

Resident Evil 4 is, of course, a remake of the beloved 2005 game of the same name. The essence of what made the original so cherished is still intact, with the power of RE Engine fueling its rebirth. Vivid details in the environment make familiar locales more unsettling. Deeper connections between characters bring you closer to their stories and personalities. And, of course, there’s modernized gameplay that adds a new dimension and more depth to combat! Leon can cheat death in every encounter thanks to the ability to parry attacks with his knife, unleash a quick stab to break away from enemies that are a little too handsy, and dispatch certain enemies on the ground before they’re able to get back up. There are quite a number of things you can do with a knife! Make sure you’re keeping your trusty blade in tip-top shape – it’d be a shame if something happened to it, though we know a guy who might be able to help you if it breaks.

Resident Evil 4 wouldn’t be complete without the thrill of conquering your foes with an arsenal of melee moves and weapons. With careful aim or sometimes just a bit of luck, you’ll be able to stun enemies and unleash hell with follow-up melee moves, including a devastating suplex. Your options for weaponry will also increase with the help of a friendly – if not slightly eccentric – Merchant. Seems he’s keen to help out an agent in need of a little assistance, and Leon’s arsenal will expand throughout the game with new guns, modifications, and more to give you everything you need to complete your mission. Accomplish certain tasks or find the right items, and the Merchant might even reward Leon with money and new equipment, as well.

Even then, survival is only the beginning. Once you’ve located and rescued Ashley Graham, your mission is to get her out safely by any means necessary. While Ashley lacks the combat training that Leon has, she’s far from defenseless. Leon can issue commands to keep Ashley close by or spread out for a more tactical approach, and if Ashley is put in a downed state by taking damage, Leon can quickly get her back to her feet. Just make sure she’s not taken away by a member of Los Iluminados, or you may never see her again.

If all that wasn’t enough, an additional high-octane mode, The Mercenaries, will be added to the game on April 7th. We’ll have more information on that soon, so keep those eyes open to the Resident Evil Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok channels for more info as it drops. There’s so much more I could go on about – how to perfectly organize your attaché case, the perks of holding off a chainsaw attack with a knife, the fate of that dog … but I’ll let you discover all that for yourself. Ready to take a tour of the European countryside? The wait’s over because Resident Evil 4 is available for purchase now… stranger. Heh heh heh.