Resident Evil 4 Remake | files contain hints of upcoming DLC

Resident Evil 4 remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake could be set to add another familiar game mode, its files suggest.


It was only released last week, but we’re already getting a picture of what the future holds for Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 remake.

According to a dataminer named Gosetsu (thanks, Eurogamer), the Resident Evil 4 remake’s files contain a reference to The Another Order – the original Japanese name for Separate Ways, a game mode that originally appeared in the 2005 version of Resident Evil 4.

That Capcom might have plans to release Separate Ways as a separate piece of downloadable content fits with the approach we’ve seen so far. The Mercenaries, a time attack mode also found in the original Resident Evil 4, is also coming as separate DLC. It’s set to be made freely available from 7 April.

Separate Ways was a separate story campaign that was unlocked once Resident Evil 4 was completed. It saw side character Ada Wong take centre stage, fighting through many of the same locations and scenarios Leon faced, including a certain Ganados-infested village and the reliably foul-tempered Chainsaw Man.

What remains to be seen is whether Capcom serve up a broadly similar experience to the original mode, or whether they overhaul it as comprehensively and imaginatively as they did the main RE4 campaign. Lest we forget, we described the Resident Evil 4 remake as “near perfect,” in our review, with some thoughtful, seamless upgrades to everything from Leon’s moves to level layouts.

If Capcom can apply a similar level of craft to Separate Ways – assuming it is indeed a thing that exists – then we could be in for a treat. Doubly so if Capcom follow the Mercenaries model of supplying it to players as free DLC. We’ll bring you more news on that front as we get it.

In the meantime, why not read Carlton Hill’s piece about Resident Evil 4 being a new lease of life for single-player horror, or Vikki Blake’s argument that a remake can never quite recapture the 2005 original’s spirit? You’ll be so glad you did.

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