Capcom revealed the long-awaited Resident Evil 4 Remake at the PlayStation State of Play event. The Resident Evil 4 Remake trailer features a few characters from the original game, including the major boss Sadler. It's clear from the trailer that the game's ambiance will be gloomy. But apart from the characters and environments, there are lots of elements hidden in the teaser.
The trailer portrays Leon S. Kennedy, the protagonist of Resident Evil 4, being dispatched and sent on a mission to find the president's daughter, Ashley, who has gone missing in Europe. During his hunt, Leon finds himself in a perilous community full of strange people infected with Las Plagas. Leon will find himself in conflict with these locals and their leaders.
Here are 5 things fans may have missed in the Resident Evil 4 Remake trailer
5) Chief Mendez
Players will once again face Chief Mendez in the Resident Evil 4 Remake. Mendez from the original Resident Evil 4 was big, muscular, and scary, and the re-designed Mendez is equally intimidating. Mendez possesses incredible endurance and power. His altered form grants him increased agility, razor-sharp talons, and more limbs.
Mendez was the Village Chief for El Pueblo and a former Christian father who was one of the Dominant Species Plaga bearers before becoming a priest who represented Los Illuminados to his Villagers.
When Leon first sees chief Mendez, he is unable to overpower the gigantic elderly man and gets knocked out. Later, Mendez attempts to strangle Leon but changes his mind after learning that Leon has become the host of a Las Plagas parasite.
4) Del Lago lake
Apart from other locations, the Resident Evil 4 Remake trailer also showcases a boat on a lake that will instantly remind fans of Leon's fight with Del Lago. Saddler summons the monster to keep intruders from entering the lake.
Del Lago, a salamander that became host to a parasite, was one of Los Iluminados' earliest Plaga experiments. The creature mutated in response to its tiny host, greatly expanding in size. This was fueled by the dumping of bodies, and Leon witnesses the same when two ganados drop a police officer's body in the lake.
3) Los Illumnados members
Los Illumnados is the most dangerous cult in Resident Evil 4. The origins of Los Iluminados can be traced back to Osmund Saddler, who became informed of the Plagas in unknown ways in the 1990s.
The trailer also showed a small portion of Los Illumnados members. The religion was founded in the 18th century and worshipped Las Plagas, a parasitic entity that had the ability to govern its hosts. However, the Salazar family's first castellan prohibited the Los Iluminados' faith, confining the Las Plagas to a labyrinth of caverns beneath his castle.
2) Osmund Saddler
The main boss of the original game also appears in the teaser. Los Iluminados, a cult and paramilitary organization, was led by Osmund Saddler, also known as Lord Saddler. He was a bio-weapons researcher who lived in a remote part of Spain.
Saddler's leadership cemented the cult's supremacy in the region in the early 2000s by weaponizing mind-controlling Plaga parasites to fit his aspirations for global dominion. It's unclear how Saddler uncovered the presence of Las Plagas, the mind-controlling animal species.
Saddler arrived in the early 2000s with the goal of acquiring the Plagas in order to establish financial and military clout on an international scale. According to local legend, the Plagas were concealed beneath the First Castellan's new castle in old ruins.
1) Luis Sera
Luis Sera also appears in the teaser along with his signature Red 9 gun. Luis Sera is one of the most famous and mysterious characters in the franchise. Fans of the original game loved his personality. Dr. Luis Sera was a scientist from a remote part of Spain. He was hired into Los Iluminados' research group to biologically construct Plagas and bio-weapons, but he was slain in an attempt to derail their plans.
Dr. Sera oversaw the Plagas' genetic alterations in an island laboratory, with the goal of making them more difficult to defeat. Numerous mutation impacts that one or more Plagas may have on hosts were examined during Dr. Sera's study, culminating in the El Gigante and Regenerador.