Resident Evil 4 VR for Oculus Quest 2 trailer: see this classic game in action

Resident Evil 4 VR
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While all eyes were on the new trailer and demo for Resident Evil 8, Capcom had a special treat to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the game series during its April stream: Resident Evil 4 VR is coming, and will recreate the classic action horror game in virtual reality.

Resident Evil 4 VR is being developed in partnership with Facebook’s Oculus Studios and Armature Studio, and we at least know it’s launching for Oculus Quest 2 headsets. That’s pretty much all we know at this point – no release date, price, or compatibility info – but more info is coming in an Oculus Gaming Showcase on April 21 on the Oculus Facebook page or on Twitch.

Based on the preview footage, we know you’ll be running through very familiar settings from the village and castle segments of Resident Evil 4, using familiar weapons and taking on zombies in your search for the President’s daughter. In addition to combat in first-person VR, you’ll also engage with puzzle elements (we see Leon turn yet another crank) and manage your inventory. 

Resident Evil: 25 and counting

Aside from Resident Evil 8, there are a couple more announcements made during the April stream to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil. 

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Much like the Resident Evil-themed content coming to The Division 2 announced earlier, popular 4v1 multiplayer game Dead By Daylight is getting its own content pack in June from the famed survival horror series. It’s unclear which of the many popular monsters will be featured as the killer, though we have our suspicions given the spirited reception to the unreleased Resident Evil 8’s co-antagonist, Lady Dimitrescu.

The April stream also dropped another trailer for Resident Evil Infinite Darkness, an original anime series following Leon and Claire surviving yet another outbreak – this time in the White House.

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David Lumb

David is now a mobile reporter at Cnet. Formerly Mobile Editor, US for TechRadar, he covered phones, tablets, and wearables. He still thinks the iPhone 4 is the best-looking smartphone ever made. He's most interested in technology, gaming and culture – and where they overlap and change our lives. His current beat explores how our on-the-go existence is affected by new gadgets, carrier coverage expansions, and corporate strategy shifts.