Capcom may have spoiled its own Resident Evil 4 DLC surprise
With the flash of a red dress and the glint of a pistol, it looks like Ada Wong is ready to make her mark on Resident Evil all over again. The sinister spy has been part of the franchise since 1998's Resident Evil 2, but for many, it's 2005's Resident Evil 4 that really saw her shine.
Resident Evil 4 is held by many as one of the best video games of all time. That was bolstered by Ada's Separate Ways campaign, which ran alongside Leon's story and let us understand what makes her tick. With 2023's Resident Evil 4 remake revamping the series, it makes sense that Ada gets an overhauled DLC.
Resident Evil 4 DLC has its surprise spoiled
As soon as the Resident Evil 4 remake launched, dataminers were already digging up references to "Separate Ways" in the back end, meaning it would hardly be a surprise if it was announced as a DLC. It even popped up on the main menu suggesting an imminent release, but months later, we're left revving our chainsaws.
As spotted by Twitter account pl_evil, there have been several changes to Resident Evil 4 on SteamDB. Although the reason behind these changes is unknown, Capcom was tinkering for eight hours - suggesting something big could be on the way. It all points to something changing soon.
The recent Capcom showcase was suspiciously quiet on the idea of a Resident Evil 4 remake, and remember how we waited nearly 18 months for the underwhelming Shadows of Rose DLC for Village? Critics have pointed out that the SteamDB updates could be related to RE4's Mercenaries mode.
Will the Resident Evil 4 DLC set up a Resident Evil 5 remake?
For those who stuck around until the end of the Resident Evil 4 remake, you'll know how the post-credit scene neatly cues a Resident Evil 5 remake. Although it's one of the best-selling games in the franchise's history, Resident Evil 5 has also proved to be one of its most divisive.
In the 14 years since its release, Resident Evil 5 hasn't aged particularly well. Still, that arguably gives it the most potential, as fans outline what they'd love to see. Although Capcom has teased it's not done with remakes yet, some want a bit of a break before we run out of titles to remake.
If Capcom was clever with Separate Ways, we could have a full-blown remaster and a breadcrumb trail of Easter eggs that'll lead to an eventual release of a Resident Evil 5 remake. We were promised more Ada Wong in the RE4 remake, and while we got a bit, we're excited to see what a revamped Separate Ways could do for her.