Players of the Resident Evil 4 remake can rest easy now that the New Game Plus mode has been officially confirmed. As the highly anticipated remake of the classic survival horror game nears its release date, more info is being released. In a recent interview, the producer and director of the game discussed the features that will be returning, the features that will not be returning, and what will be a brand-new addition to the Resident Evil 4 remake.
Upon finishing Resident Evil 4, which has been acclaimed a masterpiece by its remake’s director, players can access the New Game Plus mode. This mode allows them to replay the entire game with the same items, weapons, and money that they had in their previous playthrough, plus extra rewards like new costumes and weapons that they earned for finishing the game.
In an attempt to be more transparent, Game Informer recently held a video interview with Resident Evil 4 remake’s producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and director Yasuhiro Ampo. While some of the questions were more humorous, like where Leon stores his large attache case, there were also inquiries about the game’s content. One such question regarded whether or not the title would come with a New Game Plus mode, to which they responded “Yes, there is a New Game Plus.” This was a positive step taken in light of the recent announcement that some content would be locked behind the Deluxe Edition.
The interviewer posed a lot of whimsical questions, but there were still relevant inquiries about the remake of Resident Evil 4 as well. Such queries included the implementation of haptic feedback via the PS5’s Dualsense controller and the presence of a photo mode. Other relevant answers included Mike, the helicopter pilot, being featured in more parts of the game apart from the island and whether or not the dog Leon saves early on in the original title is deceased.
In this day and age, it appears that developers have taken a more casual approach to New Game Plus like The Callisto Protocol ‘s was added after its launch. Survival horror games tend to be quite short, so the addition of New Game Plus is a great bonus for replayability once the title has been completed. As such, the confirmation of it for the much-anticipated remake of Resident Evil 4 is an exciting development for its fans.
Resident Evil 4 will be made available on March 24 for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.