When a story is long and complex, it’s difficult to guess what the next step will be. After all, life isn’t like fiction. Unexpected, crazy, unthinkable things happen. That’s why we often say that life is stranger than fiction. Hence, when Capcom confirmed that after Resident Evil 4 they plan to continue making remakes of the franchise, we found ourselves asking, “But which game?”
Speaking with IGN, Resident Evil 4 director Yasuhiro Anpo has confirmed that more Resident Evil remakes are on the way. Following the success of the remakes of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 4, Capcom will continue remaking more games from the franchise, but one thing remains unclear: which game will be next.
When asked if Capcom intends to continue making game remakes, Anpo replied, “Yes. We have released three remakes so far, and all of them have been very well received. Since this allows modern audiences to play these games, it’s something that makes me happy as someone who loves making these games, and I want to continue doing so.” However, regarding which game will be remade next, he stated that “what game we will remake in the future is something we will announce in the future, so please stay tuned for that.”
What will be the choice for this remake is not at all evident. The logical choice would be Resident Evil 5, but its mixed reception, drastic departure from Resident Evil 4, and the controversy surrounding its African setting could cost it that privilege. Another popular option could be a remake of Resident Evil – Code Veronica. A fabulous Dreamcast game that would greatly benefit from a remake treatment. Although the possibility of remaking Resident Evil 1, when the previous one dates back to 2002, is something we shouldn’t overlook either. Even if it remains a delight by today’s standards.
At the end of the day, as Anpo says, we’ll have to wait to know more. Especially because Resident Evil has a broad, rich history filled with games worth rescuing. That’s why, whether it’s one of these three or another we haven’t even considered, we’ll be delighted to experience the terrifying adventures of Capcom’s zombies once again.