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The Resident Evil 4 remake release date is quickly approaching, and as a result, fan anxiety is growing. The gaming community never misses an opportunity to research the game’s mechanics and story. The “Chainsaw Demo” was recently released, giving fans the chance to try Capcom’s latest offering. 

The demo shows some cutting-edge features. The gameplay mechanics live up to the expectations and enhance the state-of-the-art survival horror genre. The action-horror gameplay and interesting plot of the first game were well-known, but it appears that the remake has changed it to have a moodier tone more suitable for today’s audience. The amount of change will be interesting to observe after the game is out.

Here are the 5 things you need to know before playing Resident Evil 4 Remake


1) Knife is now breakable

Nothing comes close to the usefulness of the Combat Knife among close-range weapons, which was particularly significant in the original game. In the original game, the knife serves as the player’s primary melee weapon by default. It is unbreakable and has its own controller button. Because the knife can provide a significant amount of damage to enemies’ critical weak points, players can use it to harm, stun, and even completely kill opponents.

The knife from the upcoming game appears to be very similar to the knives from the Resident Evil 2 remake. In addition to having a durability meter, the knife is now breakable. This will increase the level of difficulty in the gameplay component where players must locate additional knives throughout the area.

2) Parry mechanics

Leon now has the ability to utilize his knife as a defensive weapon, as evidenced by the demo. It can be used by him to block opposing assaults. The most significant feature of this new ability is that it will allow you to parry attacks from enemies like the Chainsaw Ganado.

The new parrying mechanic in the game made the combat appear even more furious. Aside from the chainsaw assault, Leon will also be able to parry distant attacks like crossbows or attacks from parasites and bring them out for close-range defense. As a result, players don’t appear completely defenseless if they are forced to defend themselves with a knife.

3) Ashley’s gameplay

The recent release of a brief gameplay video demonstrated the precise adjustments to Ashley’s gameplay. In the original, players had the option of telling her to follow or hide. 

Ashley still pursues Leon, but she has the option of keeping a safe distance. This enables players to select the optimal orders for specific circumstances; for example, if they suddenly feel overwhelmed, they might tell her to hold back in the hopes of preventing things from getting worse.

4) Pre-order bonuses

Pre-orders for the game are currently available and come with bonuses for the Standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s Editions.

Standard edition:

Together with the game itself, the Standard Edition of the title will also come with a special effects-enhanced handgun ammo charm and a digital gold attaché case.

Deluxe edition:

When gamers pre-order the Deluxe Edition of RE4’s remake, they will also receive an extra DLC pack in addition to the two attaché cases and charms. This edition also includes:

  • Leon & Ashley Costumes: Casual and Romantic
  • Leon Costumes and Filters: Hero and Villain
  • Leon Accessory: Sunglasses
  • Deluxe Weapons: Sentinel Nine and Skull Shaker
  • Original Version Soundtrack Swap
  • Treasure Map: Expansion

Collector’s Editions:

The Collector’s edition comes with the following items in addition to everything from the Deluxe Edition. The Collector’s edition includes:

  • Leon S. Kennedy figure wearing his classic bomber jacket
  • Steelbook case
  • Special Map of RE4
  • Artbook
  • Collector’s Box in the style of the in-game Inventory Case

5) Resident Evil 4 remake System requirements


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)

Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel Core i5-7500

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 560 with 4GB VRAM / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB VRAM

DirectX: Version 12


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)/Windows 11 (64 bit)

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 / Intel Core i7 8700

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

DirectX: Version 12

Subrat is a video game journalist at Spiel Times. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, but his love for esports and gaming led him to pursue a career in esports writing. Subrat has always been interested in gaming and has been playing video games since he was young. In addition to gaming, Subrat is also an avid fan of EDM. He enjoys listening to a variety of EDM genres.