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Resident Evil 5 remake quietly teased

Resident Evil 5 remake quietly teased

Has Capcom just teased a Resident Evil 5 remake?

Right now, the Resident Evil series has never been hotter and a large part of that has been down to the fantastic remakes that Capcom has been bringing into the world of survival horror.

The Resident Evil remakes began back in 2002 with the fantastic remake of the original game for the Nintendo GameCube which to me is still the best remake in the series yet. The next big remake from the series wouldn't arrive until 2019 with Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 in 2019, and Resident Evil 4 in 2023, which was followed by the Separate Ways DLC.

Check out the Resident Evil 5 trailer below!

The next stage, at least chronologically for the mainline series after Resident Evil 3, would have been Resident Evil Code: Veronica, a remake that fans are desperate to see. However, Capcom decided to skip Code Veronica and go straight into Resident Evil 4. That’s not to say that Capcom can't or won't go back to Claire and Chris Redfield’s tale in Code Veronica, but if Capcom were to stick to chronological order, Resident Evil 5 would be next in line from the mainline entries.

As reported by Tech4Gamers, an apparent adjustment has been made to Resident Evil 5 on SteamDB. It is believed that this activity could make the simple adjustment of adding “2009” to Resident Evil 5 to separate itself from a Resident Evil 5 remake. It’s worth keeping in mind that similar activity occurred before the announcement of the Resident Evil 4 remake. At this time, Capcom hasn't announced anything for 2024 or 2025 but that might be about to change soon. However, I am still hoping that we’ll get our Resident Evil Code: Veronica and Dino Crisis remake before the arrival of the fifth numbered entry.

From what I remember at its launch in 2009, despite selling very well, Resident Evil 5 received some bad rep for not being a survival horror game as it was very much an extension following the success of the original Resident Evil 4. However, while Resident Evil 4 still had some elements of horror (but mostly action), Resident Evil 5 was very much an action game with a few hints of horror thrown in on sparse occasions. Though the fantastic DLC Lost in Nightmares did give fans a taste of some old-school Resident Evil.

Resident Evil 5 was also a fantastic co-op game and arguably had my favourite version of the Mercenaries mini-game. Resident Evil 5 is a fun action game but not a good survival horror game, as much as I still love it today. So with rumours and the likelihood that it will one day receive the remake treatment from Capcom is an interesting choice. Will Capcom follow the previous formula and stick with action or will they flip the original concept and favour something more akin to survival horror? Only time will tell.

It’s certainly an interesting time to be a Resident Evil fan whether you’re new or returning. Hopefully, Capcom will announce plenty of survival horror goodness in the months ahead.

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Topics: Capcom, PC, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Resident Evil, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Resident Evil 4, Dino Crisis