Capcom Resident Evil

Capcom announced that Resident Evil 4 will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on March 24, 2023.  The series has cumulative shipments of 125 million units since launching in 1996.

Analysis

The original Resident Evil 4 launched in 2005, so this is a remake.  In DFC surveys of horror video game fans resident Evil and Konami’s Silent Hill come out as fan favorites despite dating back to the 1990s.

DFC believes that many established Japan video game publishers have a valuable IP that has a great deal of potential going forward.  This is not only in the form of remakes, but also taking older games to a live services model.  There is a great deal more that could be done in this area with classic Capcom franchises including not only Resident Evil but also Street Fighter, Monster Hunters and others.

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