Resident Evil 4 Remake Apparently Includes Microtransactions

Resident Evil 4 Remake Apparently Includes Microtransactions

Written by 

Joseph Kime


22nd Nov 2022 10:46

The upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake is a pretty big deal. But you probably knew that already.

As the one that kickstarted the love of Resident Evil for millions, the fourth mainline entry in the horror franchise detours from its anti-big-pharma narratives to take Leon S. Kennedy on a European tour of freaky villages full of furious cultists.

Resident Evil 4 is a huge deal and a transformative horror-shooter, so to bring it to the new generation of video games is a pretty exciting prospect. But, according to leakers, we could be in for a nasty shock.

Resident Evil 4 Could Feature Microtransactions

Resident Evil 4 Remake Apparently Includes Microtransactions
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Oh man, this isn't going to go down well. According to a report by DualShockers, the ESRB has rated Resident Evil 4, marking it out as a game that includes blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language (naturally).

Along with this, though, the assessment from ESRB has noted that the game will be offering microtransactions to some degree. Uh oh!

Not much is known about how exactly these Resident Evil 4 microtransactions will apply to the remake itself, as of course, the original game doesn't have them at all.

Before you get worried you'll have to pay extra to access the Assignment: Ada and Separate Ways campaigns for Ms. Wong, this may not be as big a deal as we think it is.

What Is Resident Evil's History With Microtransactions?

It's worth noting, as we discover that Resident Evil 4 will be adopting microtransactions, that the modern series has been doing so for some time.

Both 2019's Resident Evil 2 and 2020's Resident Evil 3 have included microtransactions, but it hasn't stopped them soaring to the top of the charts.

The microtransactions are pretty inconsequential, offering new costumes for the game's characters at around £2.50/$2.50 a pop, along with the new Shadows of Rose story DLC for Village, and End of Zoe for RE7.

Even though the word "microtransactions" might sound immediately alarming, this is likely nothing to worry about. We might have to pay a little extra for some brand-new content - but hell, it's brand-new content, right? We won't shrug at more Leon.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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