Resident Evil 4 Remake: Remake will have microtransactions, according to the ESRB rating
The DLC for Resident Evil Village is through, now fans of Capcom’s popular horror series have to wait until March 24, 2023, when the remake of Resident Evil 4 will finally be released.
But of course only if you are old enough: After all, the remake of the fourth part, like most other games in the series, will only be playable from the age of 18. In the US, our USK clearance is comparable to that Entertainment Software Rating Boardwhich has now given the remake a rating – mentioning microtransactions.
Resident Evil 4: hint at multiplayer in the remake
In addition to the obvious rating of M for Mature, which technically allows players over the age of 17 in the USA, but apart from the very sparsely used rating “Adults Only” is the highest rating, the ESRB rating also mentions blood, intense violence and Offensive Language – Content that we also encountered in our preview of the game.
Nothing new, after all, intestines were already distributed on the screen in the original from 2005 and none of the characters held back when swearing. However, the possibility of making purchases with real money in the game is an innovation of the remake: Unfortunately, the ESRB does not specify what kind of microtransactions are involved.
The fact that Leon can be re-dressed for the single-player campaign or equipped with particularly powerful weapons for real money would be an extremely unusual decision on the part of Capcom and would certainly not go down well with the community. The addition of multiplayer, where cosmetic items can be purchased, seems more likely.
What else does the ESRB rating reveal about the Resident Evil 4 remake?
We will probably find out how exactly the microtransactions will ultimately be implemented in the remake of Resident Evil 4 by March 24, 2023 at the latest, when the new edition for the PlayStation 4 and 5 and the Xbox Series X | S and the PC appears. While Capcom originally had plans to make Resident Evil: Biohazard a live service game, some fans may at least be concerned about the upcoming microtransactions.
The rest of the ESRB rating is rather uninteresting standard procedure, which deals with the content of the game in broad strokes. As in the original, you slip into the role of government agent Leon S. Kennedy to rescue Ashley Graham, the US President’s daughter. With pistols, shotguns and other weapons you clear zombies and the infected Ganados out of the way.