The countdown to the Resident Evil 4 remake continues with a third episode of the lovely and genius Resident Evil anime, created as promo for the game's launch.
In episode three, Leon and Ashley continue their peaceful adventures in the village--but this time it gets a little surreal. They ask a kind old man to build them a vehicle, and then while waiting, a bunch of villagers and monsters kill them. Leon and Ashley's souls ascend to heaven, and the old man, who has apparently built a helicopter, crashes into their spirits--resulting in an explosion and the familiar "You are dead" screen.
Now Playing: Resident Evil 4 – Resident Evil Masterpiece Theater, Ep. 3: "Leon and the Mysterious Village”
The helicopter is really amazing, since it can apparently touch the souls of the deceased. But also this specific sequence of events does not happen in the game--though perhaps the episode is a nod to the long-running joke about helicopters' high death rate in Resident Evil games.
Resident Evil 4 does have a beloved helicopter dude, Mike, who knows a good bar. Players may get a chance to see more of Mike in the remake. According to a Game Informer interview, Mike has a few more scenes in the remake.
Episode three is likely the last episode of the Resident Evil anime, as the Resident Evil 4 remake releases on March 24 for PC, PS5, PS4, and Xbox Series X|S. Episode one featured Leon frolicking in the murderous village, and episode two was about the way Leon rescues Ashely repeatedly from the clutches of evil forces. It's been a good run.
Reviews are already out in the wild, and GameSpot gave the game 10/10 in its Resident Evil 4 remake review.
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