The Resident Evil 4 remake will be just as long as the original 2004 game

The campaign of the original Resident Evil 4 was a little over a dozen hours long, which isn't short at all.

If you're a casual Resident Evil fan, you know the franchise is good for hours of jump scares. But, the more hardcore gamers know that Resident Evil games are short. If you take note of item locations and puzzles, it only takes a few hours to finish a standard Resident Evil game. However, Resident Evil 4 is infamous for its length. It's easily the longest Resident Evil game and usually takes gamers as much as 20 hours to play through the entire campaign.

Resident Evil Remake As Long As Original
We're pretty sure that the Resident Evil 4 remake will generate some form of controversy regardless of what Capcom does with it.

When you consider that the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 added more meat and length to each game's stories compared to the original versions, there's genuine concern that next year's remake of Resident Evil 4 will make an already long game even longer.

As it turns out, this isn't the case.

Resident Evil Remake As Long As Original
We're still hoping that Capcom stops at Resident Evil 4 with its remakes.

According to a PC Gamer interview with Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, the Resident Evil 4 remake will be "about the same length" as the PS2 original. The game's producer claims that Capcom is using feedback from the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes.

Unfortunately, early previews of the Resident Evil 4 remake suggest that Capcom might have to cut huge chunks from the game to keep its length manageable. The first house, for example, is easily triple in size in the remake compared to the original.

Of course, it's entirely possible for the Resident Evil 4 remake to be larger and still maintain the same length - players don't necessarily have to explore every nook and corner of the presumably larger setting, after all.

Thankfully, we won't have to wait for a long time to find out more about the Resident Evil 4 remake. The current-gen remake of the best Resident Evil game of all time comes out on March 24.

Speaking of Resident Evil 4, Capcom confirmed that there are no plans to remake Resident Evil Code: Veronica.

Ray Ampoloquio
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