Resident Evil 4 Director Details Tough Story Deadlines and Hopes for a Remake

Shinji Mikami is hoping that Capcom will launch a Resident Evil 4 remake and expand the story into something greater.

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Resident Evil 4 Director Shinji Mikami has talked about his time writing the game's story and revealed his hope that a remake will allow Capcom to further expand its narrative.

The last few months have been pretty interesting for Resident Evil 4. The VR version of the game rapidly became the fastest-selling game on the Meta Quest 2 and a fan-made HD mod has recently launched for the Steam version of the game.

However, one thing we still don't know much about is the Resident Evil 4 remake. It has yet to be officially announced, and last we heard, it was delayed around a year ago. Now, the original game's director Shinji Mikami has talked about what went into writing the original story -- and his hopes for a remake to improve upon his work.

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Resident Evil 4 Director Shinji Mikami Hopes a Remake Will Improve the Story

While a Resident Evil 4 remake has not yet been officially confirmed, the game's original director Shinji Mikami believes that fans would be interested in playing it. That alone is motivation enough for Capcom to make one, but that's not his only concern -- he's hoping that it will give Capcom the opportunity to flesh out the story a little more.

Speaking to VG247 (via Reddit), Mikami reveals that he wrote the story for the original game in just three weeks due to an extremely tight deadline. Some of the consequences of this choice are a little more obvious than others; for example, a Reddit comment notes that people might not understand who Krauser is without playing the somewhat more obscure Wii game Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.

Krauser is one of the more obvious examples, but he's far from the only one. There are several plot points and characters that could probably benefit from some more backstory while still remaining faithful to the original game.

Anyone who has played the Resident Evil remakes knows that they tend to make some slight gameplay changes from the original, so there's a good chance that a Resident Evil 4 remake will be a little different from the original game. What that remake -- or its story -- will look like is anyone's guess. While you're waiting for Capcom to make an official remake announcement, you can always buy the original for PC and consoles for $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of Resident Evil 4's story? Would you like to see the narrative expanded in the rumored remake? Let us know in the comments below!

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