|Resident Evil 4|
|Developer(s)|| Capcom Production|
|Designer(s)|| Toshita Kotani|
|Artist(s)|| Yoshiaki Hirabayashi|
|Writer(s)|| Shinji Mikami|
|Composer(s)|| Misao Senbongi|
|Media/distribution||GameCube Game Disc, Wii Optical Disc, download, DVD-ROM, BD-ROM|
Resident Evil 4, known as Biohazard 4 (バイオハザード4 Baiohazādo Fō ) in Japan, is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and released by multiple publishers, including Capcom, Ubisoft, Nintendo Australia, Red Ant Enterprises and THQ Asia Pacific. The sixth main entry in the Resident Evil horror series, the game was originally released for the GameCube in January 2005 in North America and Japan, and in March 2005 in Europe and Australia.
The story of Resident Evil 4 follows the U.S. government special agent Leon S. Kennedy, who is sent on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the U.S. President's daughter, who has been kidnapped by a sinister cult. Traveling to a remote rural area of Europe, Leon fights hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters, and reunites with the mysterious spy Ada Wong. The game pioneered and popularized the "over the shoulder" third-person view perspective in video games.
First hinted at in early December 1999, Resident Evil 4 underwent a long development time during which four proposed versions of the game were discarded. Initially developed for the PlayStation 2, the first attempt was directed by Hideki Kamiya after producer Shinji Mikami requested him to create a new entry in the Resident Evil series. Nevertheless, it was decided to start development over again. The game was intended to be a GameCube exclusive as part of the Capcom Five, but a PlayStation 2 version was announced before the game was released for the GameCube. Resident Evil 4 was subsequently released for Microsoft Windows and Wii, and in heavily condensed versions for other platforms, including the iOS, mobile phones and Zeebo. In 2011, the enhanced Resident Evil 4 HD edition was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Resident Evil 4 garnered universal critical acclaim. The game was considered by most critics as a top contender for 2005's Game of the Year, and was seen as a successful cross-platform hit; the new gameplay alterations and immersive style appealed to many not previously familiar with the series.
The player controls the protagonist Leon S. Kennedy from a third-person, over-the-shoulder perspective in a mission to rescue the daughter of the President of the United States, Ashley Graham. The gameplay focuses on action and shootouts involving crowds of enemies in large open areas. The camera is focused behind Leon, and it zooms in for an over-the-shoulder view when aiming a weapon. Unlike previous games in the series, there is the addition of a laser sight that adds a new depth to the aiming, allowing the player to aim in various directions and easily change their placement at any time. Bullets affect the enemies specifically where they are shot: shots to the feet can cause enemies to stumble, while shots to the arms can cause them to drop their weapons.
Another new aspect of Resident Evil 4 is the inclusion of context-sensitive controls. Based on the situation, the player can interact with aspects of their environment: kicking down a ladder, jumping out of a window, or dodging an enemy attack. There are also quick time events, in which the player must press buttons indicated on-screen to execute actions such as dodging a falling boulder or wrestling an enemy to stay alive. These are often incorporated into the game's many boss battles, where the player must avoid instant kill attacks.
The main enemies are violent villagers referred to as Los Ganados ("The Cattle" in Spanish). Los Ganados can dodge, wield melee and projectile weapons, and are capable of working collectively and communicating with each other. They were once simple farmers until becoming the product of an infestation of Las Plagas ("The Plague" in Spanish).
The inventory system of the game features a grid system, represented by an attaché case, that has each item take up a certain number of spaces. The case can be upgraded several times, allowing for more space. Weapons, ammunition and healing items are kept in the case, while key items and treasures are kept in a separate menu. Items may be bought from and sold to a merchant that appears in various locations throughout the game. He sells first aid sprays, weapons, allows for weapons to be upgraded and buys various treasures that Leon finds. The various weapons each have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Capcom added new content made specifically for the PlayStation 2, which was later incorporated into the PC and Wii releases. The largest addition is "Separate Ways", a minigame which revolves around Ada Wong's involvement in Resident Evil 4 and her connection to Albert Wesker, a former member of the STARS team, who is now attempting to revive Umbrella. "Ada's Report", a five-part documentary, analyzes Ada's relationship with Wesker and his role in the plot. Other unlockable content in all versions included the minigame "The Mercenaries", "Assignment Ada", a small minigame using Ada to retrieve plaga samples, new costumes for Leon and Ashley, new unlockable weapons and a cutscene browser.
Six years after the events of Resident Evil 2, former Raccoon City police officer Leon S. Kennedy (Paul Mercier) is sent on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham (Carolyn Lawrence), the U.S. President's daughter, who has been kidnapped by a mysterious cult. He travels to a rural village in Spain, where he encounters a group of hostile villagers who pledge their lives to Los Illuminados ("The Enlightened Ones" in Spanish), the cult that kidnapped Ashley.
While in the village, Leon is captured by its chief, Bitores Mendez, and injected with a mind-controlling parasite known as Las Plagas. He finds himself held captive with Luis Sera (Rino Romano), a former Los Illuminados researcher. The two work together to escape, but then quickly go their separate ways. Leon discovers that Ashley is being held in a chapel, and rescues her. They both escape from the chapel after Osmund Saddler (Michael Gough), leader of the Illuminados, reveals his plan to use the Plagas they injected into Ashley to cause a disaster in the United States once she returns home. Leon and Ashley try to take refuge in a castle, but are attacked by more Illuminados under the command of Ramon Salazar (Rene Mujica), another of Saddler's henchmen, and the two become separated by Salazar's traps. Meanwhile, Luis searches for the pills to slow Leon and Ashley's infection, as well as a sample of Las Plagas. He brings the two items to Leon but is killed by Saddler, who takes the sample, while the pills to suppress the infection remain in Leon's hands. While in the castle, Leon briefly encounters Ada Wong (Sally Cahill), a woman from his past who supports him during his mission. He then battles his way through the castle before finally killing Salazar.
Afterwards, Leon travels to a nearby island research facility, where he continues the search for Ashley. He soon discovers that one of his former training comrades, Jack Krauser (Jim Ward), who was believed to have been killed in a helicopter crash two years ago, is responsible for her kidnapping. It is eventually revealed that both Ada and Krauser are working with Albert Wesker (Richard Waugh), for whom both intend to secure a Plagas sample. Suspicious of the mercenary's intentions, Saddler orders Krauser to kill Leon, believing that no matter which one dies, he will benefit. After Krauser's defeat, Leon rescues Ashley, and they remove the Plagas from their bodies using a specialized radiotherapeutic device. Leon finally confronts Saddler, and with Ada's help, manages to kill him. However, Ada takes the sample from Leon at gunpoint before escaping in a helicopter, leaving Leon and Ashley to escape via her jet-ski as the island self-destructs.
Scrapped versions ("Resident Evil 3.5")Edit
First hinted at in early December 1999, Resident Evil 4, which has been originally planned to be the final installment of the series, underwent a lengthy development time during which four proposed versions of the game were discarded. Initially developed for the PlayStation 2, the first attempt was directed by Hideki Kamiya after producer Shinji Mikami requested him to create a new entry in the Resident Evil series. Around the turn of the millennium, regular series writer Noboru Sugimura created a scenario for the title, based on Kamiya's idea to make a "cool" and "stylish" action game. The story was based on unraveling the mystery surrounding the body of protagonist Tony, an invincible man with skills and an intellect exceeding that of normal people, with his superhuman abilities explained with biotechnology. As Kamiya felt the playable character did not look brave and heroic enough in battles from a fixed angle, he decided to drop the prerendered backgrounds from previous installments and instead opted for a dynamic camera system. This new direction required the team to make a trip to Europe, where they spent 11 days in the United Kingdom and Spain, photographing things like Gothic statues, bricks, and stone pavements for use in textures. Though the developers tried to make the "coolness" theme fit into the world of Resident Evil, Mikami felt it strayed too far from the series' survival horror roots and gradually convinced all of the staff members to make the game independent from it. Kamiya eventually rewrote the story to be set in a world full of demons and changed the hero's name to Dante. The cast of characters remained largely identical to that in Sugimura's scenario, although the hero's mother and his father, the latter an early version of Umbrella founder Lord Ozwell E. Spencer, were written out of the story. The game's new title was revealed as Devil May Cry, released for the PlayStation 2 in November 2000, resulting in its own franchise.
Development on Resident Evil 4 started over at the end of 2001. The first official announcement of the game was made in November 2002, as one of five games exclusively developed for the Nintendo GameCube by Capcom Production Studio 4. This revision, commonly dubbed the "fog version", was directed by Hiroshi Shibata and was 40 percent finished at that time. The game saw Leon S. Kennedy desperately struggling to survive after having infiltrated the castle-like Umbrella's main headquarters located in Europe and featured traditional Resident Evil monsters such as zombies. During the course of the new story which was again written by Sugimura's scenario creation company Flagship, Leon became infected with the Progenitor Virus and possessed a hidden power in his left hand. The producer of the final version also pointed out that Ashley did not appear back then, though there was a different girl who was never revealed to the public. The game was to feature some first-person perspective gameplay elements.
At E3 2003, another revision was revealed that is widely known as the "hook man version" now, though officially titled Maboroshi no Biohazard 4 (幻の「バイオハザード4」, lit. "Hallucination Biohazard 4") on the Biohazard 4 Secret DVD. During Mikami's introduction of the trailer, he assured that development was proceeding very smoothly and claimed the game to be scarier than ever before, warning gamers with the quote "Don't pee your pants!" The story was set in a haunted building where Leon contracted a bizarre disease and fought paranormal enemies, such as medieval suits of armor, living dolls, and a ghostlike man armed with a large hook. The game had an otherworldly feel to it, containing elements like flashbacks and hallucinations that were marked by a bluish tint and a shaking camera. It also displayed various gameplay mechanics that carried over to the final release, like the over-the-shoulder camera and a laser sight for aiming in battles and quick time events. Other features, such as dialogue choices, were removed later. Though ultimately scrapped, five minutes of gameplay footage for this version was released on the Biohazard 4 Secret DVD, a Japanese pre-order bonus given out in January 2005.
According to the "Diary of the Madman" (the madman in question being the infected Leon progressively having more and more difficulty separating reality and hallucinations, and questioning his sanity) feature published in the dedicated UK GameCube magazine CUBE, the game would be set after the events of Resident Evil Code: Veronica, starring Leon off to rescue Sherry Birkin (a character from Resident Evil 2) from Umbrella's European facility that is the cradle of the Progenitor Virus; Chris and Claire Redfield would also play some role in the story, as would the T-virus. This feature was written by CUBE and had no involvement from the development team, and as such is not the actual story behind the game. The Hallucination version had only a basic story concept, having dropped the previous scenario penned by Noboru Sugimura of Flagship. In 2012, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis scenario writer Yasuhisa Kawamura said he was responsible for this version, as he wanted to make Biohazard 4 scarier "and suggested using a particular scene from the film Lost Souls, where the main character [...] suddenly finds herself in a derelict building with a killer on the loose. An arranged version of this idea eventually turned into Hook Man. The idea went through several iterations as Mr Sugimura and I carefully refined this world (which, I have to say, was very romantic). Leon infiltrates the castle of Spencer seeking the truth, while inside a laboratory located deep within, a young girl wakes up. Accompanied by a BOW [an abbrevation for "Bio-Organic Weapon" in the series' lore] dog, the two start to make their way up the castle. Unfortunately, there were many obstacles that needed to be overcome and the cost of development was deemed too expensive." Kawamura added he was very sorry and "even ashamed" that Mikami had to step in and scrap this version. After this attempt, the last canceled revision featured classic zombies again. However, it was discontinued after few months, and before it was ever shown to the public, as the developers felt it was too formulaic.
Some of the assets from the scrapped versions were carried over to the final version of the game and some went into Capcom's 2004's PlayStation 2 survival horror release Haunting Ground. The idea of the Progenitor Virus was later re-used in Resident Evil 5 and the Spencer Estate became the setting for Resident Evil 5 DLC pack "Lost in Nightmares" (featuring Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine).
Following that, it was decided to change the game's genre to reinvent the series. Mikami took over directorial duties from Shibata and began working on the version that was released. In a later interview, he mentioned that he was put under enormous pressure by Capcom, threatened with the series' cancellation if the game had not sold well. According to newly-assigned producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, the development team felt depressed and were hard to motivate after the focus of the game shifted from horror to action. Although Mikami demanded the camera system to be completely revised, the staff members had reservations about making big changes to the series he had created. Eventually, he intervened, explained his proposed changes, and wrote a new story for the title that, unlike previous installments, was not centered on the company Umbrella. Inspired by Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, a game Mikami had enjoyed playing but felt could have been better with a different view, he decided to place the camera behind the playable character. To go along with the new gameplay and story, a new type of enemy called "Ganado" was created, as opposed to using the undead creatures from previous Resident Evil games. Furthermore, producers expended additional detail to modify and update characters that had previously appeared in the series. In a documentary explaining the conception of the game's characters, a game designer stated he intended to make Leon Kennedy "look tougher, but also cool".
The game's English voice actors recorded their parts in four sessions, over three to four months. Capcom hired Shinsaku Ohara as the game's script translator and voice over coordinator. Carolyn Lawrence, who provided the voice for Ashley Graham, described her character as "vulnerable, because Leon has to come to her rescue all the time". She also described Kennedy's character as "more brawn, perhaps, than brain". In addition to the voice acting, the game's designer detailed each cinematic sequence so that each character's facial expressions matched the tone of their voice actor.
Along with Resident Evil: Dead Aim and Resident Evil Outbreak, two side story titles that did not fall under the exclusive policy, it was announced on October 31, 2004 that Resident Evil 4 would come to the PlayStation 2 in 2005, citing increased profit, changing market conditions, and increased consumer satisfaction as the key reasons. The PlayStation 2 version included new features, primarily a new subgame featuring Ada Wong. On February 1, 2006, Ubisoft announced that they would be publishing the game on the PC for Microsoft Windows. On April 4, 2007, a Wii version was announced, and was launched later in the year. The game features all of the extras in the PS2 version, along with other additions, including a trailer for Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
Resident Evil 4 was ported to the PlayStation 2 after Capcom stated that it did not fall under the exclusivity deal with Nintendo. It was released in North America on October 25, 2005. Critics have stated that the PlayStation 2 version's graphics were inferior to the graphics in the GameCube version. However, some felt that the large number of exclusive features made up for these shortcomings. The largest addition to the game is "Separate Ways", a new scenario for Ada written by Haruo Murata. The port was later included with Resident Evil Code: Veronica X and Resident Evil Outbreak as part of the compilation Resident Evil: The Essentials.
The GameCube version featured two different collector's versions of the game. The first was available as a pre-order that included the game, Prologue art book and a t-shirt. GameStop offered another limited edition that was packaged in a tin box with the art book, a cel of Leon, and a soundtrack CD. Australia received an exclusive collector's edition that came with the game and a bonus disc with interviews and creator's footage.
The PlayStation 2 version featured two standard and collector's bundles from pre-orders. The standard package included the game and a t-shirt, while the collector's bundle included the game, a t-shirt, a Leon figurine sculpted by NECA, and the soundtrack Biohazard Sound Chronicle Best Track Box. This quickly sold out, and a second pressing was released that included an Ada figurine. Another, called the Resident Evil 4: Premium Edition, was packaged in a SteelBook media case, along with the art book, a documentary DVD, and a cel art of Ada.
A PC port of Resident Evil 4 developed by Sourcenext was first released in Hong Kong on February 1, 2007, published by Typhoon Games. It was later released in Europe, North America and Australia in March 2007 and was published by Ubisoft. The port contains the bonus features from the PS2 version, such as "Separate Ways", the P.R.L. 412 laser cannon and a second set of unlockable costumes for Leon and Ashley, as well as an Easy difficulty level. It also supports multiple widescreen resolutions. The shadow and lighting issues were fixed in the first and only patch for the game, Version 1.10.
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition was released for the Wii on May 31, 2007 in Japan and on June 19, 2007 in the United States. It features updated controls that utilize the pointing and motion-sensing abilities of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, though both the GameCube controller and the Classic Controller are also supported. The Wii Remote is able to aim and shoot anywhere on the screen with a reticle that replaces the laser sight found in the other versions, and motion-based gestures are used to perform some context-sensitive actions, such as dodging or slashing Leon's knife. The Wii Edition also includes the extra content from the PS2 and PC versions, and a trailer for Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
Resident Evil 4: Mobile Edition was released in Japan for au's BREW 4.0 on February 1, 2008. It was first announced by Capcom at TGS 2007. Differences from the original include changing the flow of the story from being continuous to being divided into sections such as "Village", "Ravene", "Fortress" and "Subterranian Tunnel". There is also a more challenging Mercenary Mode. The game uses the MascotCapsule eruption engine and was adapted to the Zeebo and iOS platforms. On July 13, 2009, without any formal announcement, Resident Evil 4: Mobile Edition was released by Capcom for the iOS platform via the App Store in Japan, but was quickly removed, though some players were able to purchase and download the game. The game has since been officially released in Japan and North America. Later, Capcom made an update that had different difficulty levels and highscores. Recently, Capcom released a new separate version called Resident Evil 4 for Beginners, which offers the first two levels (three counting a training level) of both Story Mode and Mercenary Mode. However, the rest of the levels are available for purchase in-game as downloadable content. Due to the release of the iPad, Capcom recreated the iPhone version of Resident Evil 4: Mobile Edition and updated it to HD graphics as Resident Evil 4: iPad Edition.
On March 23, 2011, high definition remastered versions of both Resident Evil Code: Veronica and Resident Evil 4 were announced to be in development for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as part of the Resident Evil: Revival Selection. The ports are to feature all the bonus content from the previous releases, including "Separate Ways". On July 23, 2011 Capcom announced at Comic-Con 2011 that Resident Evil 4 would be released on September 20, 2011 for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Games on Demand. In Japan, Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica were released on a single disc with the title Biohazard Revival Selection on September 8, 2011. For North America and Europe, both titles, including Resident Evil 4 HD, were only released as downloads on Xbox Live Games on Demand and PlayStation Network.
An album titled Biohazard 4 Original Soundtrack, bearing the catalog number CPCA-10126~7, was released in Japan on December 22, 2005, for the retail price of ¥2,500. It contains 62 compositions from the game and the 48-page Visual Booklet with liner notes from composers Shusaku Uchiyama and Misao Senbongi. Other merchandise for the game included figures by McFarlane Toys, NECA and Hot Toys. Agatsuma Entertainment has also created various miniature collectibles based on several main characters and enemies from Resident Evil 4. Two special controllers designed to resemble chainsaws were designed by NubyTech for use with the game's GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions.
The Nintendo GameCube version sold over 320,000 copies in North America during the first twenty days. The European release sold its entire 200,000 units during the first month. By January 2006, over 3,000,000 copies of the GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions had been shipped worldwide. According to January 17, 2007 sales figures provided by Capcom, the GameCube version of Resident Evil 4 has sold a total of 1.6 million units worldwide, while the PS2 version has sold over 2 million units. As of September 30, 2011, the PS2 version has sold 2.2 million units and the Wii Edition has sold 1.9 million units. As of July 2011, the game has sold 7.03 million units across all formats, making it the best-selling Resident Evil title and for which it holds the record for "Best-Selling Survival Horror Game" in the 2012 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition.
Resident Evil 4 was critically acclaimed and received an overall score of 96/100 on Metacritic for the GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions. In addition to the gameplay, the characters and story generally received positive commentary. GameSpot's Greg Kasavin praised the game's voice acting, but claimed that it was betrayed by "some uncharacteristically goofy dialogue". Yahoo! Games' Adam Pavlacka and GameSpot's Kevin VanOrd acclaimed Capcom for adding great amounts of detail to the game's characters. IGN's Matt Casamassina went into further detail in his review for Resident Evil 4, praising not only the detailed character design, but also the fight choreography and three-dimensional modeling within cinematic sequences. Casamassina also complimented the game's voice actors, especially Paul Mercier (Leon), commenting, "For once, the characters are believable because Capcom has hired competent actors to supply their voices. Leon in particular is very well produced". IGN and Nintendo Power specifically recognized Resident Evil 4's character design and voice acting. The increased variety of weapons has been praised by gaming publications such as GamePro and Game Over Online. The makers of Resident Evil 4 worked on various innovations associated with the use and inventory of weapons. Game Over stated that players can use the vast array of weapons to "go for headshots now". Game Informer stated that ammunition is more plentiful in Resident Evil 4 than in other games in the series, making the game more action-oriented.
The ratings of the PC port were not as high as for the other versions. It was heavily criticized for no mouse support and frustrating keyboard controls, low-quality FMV cut scenes, choppy graphics rendering (lacks shadows and proper lighting) and requiring a gamepad controller for more precise aiming and gameplay. Despite the issues, the game still received positive reviews from IGN and GameSpot that praised the gameplay. Japanese game magazine Famitsu reviewed the Wii version of the game, with two editors giving the game a perfect 10 score, and the remaining pair giving it a 9, resulting in a score of 38 out of 40. The reviewers noted that the game's improved controls offer something fresh and different. Multiple reviewers agreed that even those who own the original will find something fun and enjoyable in this version. British magazine NGamer gave the Wii Edition a score of 96%, slightly lower than the 97% given to the GameCube version. They praised the visuals, controls and features and commented on the fact that such an "exceptional package" was on sale for a low price; however, when writing about the Wii controls, they said "if you've played the GC version this won't be as special". Official Nintendo Magazine gave the Wii version 94%, 3% less than the original due to it simply not having the same impact it did back then. IGN praised the Wii version, stating it is the superior edition, but does not push the Wii like it did with GameCube and PS2. GameSpot praised the new controls of the Wii Edition, but commented on the lack of exclusive Wii features. Hyper's Jonti Davies commended Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition for its "visual improvements" but criticized it for having "no new content". The PS3 version of Resident Evil 4 HD received a score of 9.0 from Destructoid, which called it "a hallmark of excellence".
The game has received several awards from various organizations from various video game websites. It was named Game of the Year at the 2005 Spike Video Game Awards. Nintendo Power also named it their 2005 Game of the Year. Game Informer named it their 2005 Game of the Year as well. It tied with Kingdom Hearts II as Famitsu's Game of the Year 2005. Nintendo Power acknowledged the title's voice acting in its 2005 Nintendo Power Awards, while IGN gave the game the "Best Artistic Design" award in its the "Best of 2005" segment. The International Game Developers Association nominated Resident Evil 4 for their best "Visual Arts" award, but lost the award to Sony's Shadow of the Colossus.
Resident Evil 4 is often considered one of the best video games of all time. Nintendo Power ranked it as number one top best GameCube games of all time" in 2005 and also ranked it second on their list of the best games of the 2000s in 2010. In 2005, GamePro ranked it first place in their list of the best video games of all time. In 2008, Resident Evil 4 was also ranked first place in the list of the best video games of all time according to IGN. In 2009, Game Informer ranked Resident Evil 4 number one on their list of top GameCube games and number three on their list of top PlayStation 2 games. ScrewAttack named Resident Evil 4 the best GameCube game of all time, while GamePro ranked it as the second best game for the PS2. In 2010, the readers of PlayStation Official Magazine voted it the 10th greatest PlayStation title ever released. In 2007, Edge ranked the game at second place in its list of top games of all time, behind only The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. That same year, the G4 TV show X-Play named it the 21st top video game of all time, calling it "a modern horror masterpiece."
Resident Evil 4 is regarded as one of the most influential games of the 2000s decade, due to its influence in redefining the third-person shooter genre by introducing a "reliance on offset camera angles that fail to obscure the action". The over-the-shoulder viewpoint introduced in Resident Evil 4 has now become standard in third-person shooters, including titles ranging from Gears of War to Batman: Arkham Asylum. It has also become a standard "precision aim" feature for action games in general, with examples ranging from Dead Space and Grand Theft Auto to the Ratchet & Clank Future series.
Resident Evil 4 also attempted to redefine the survival horror genre by emphasizing reflexes and precision aiming, thus broadening the gameplay of the series with elements from the wider action game genre. However, this also led some reviewers to suggest that the Resident Evil series had abandoned the survival horror genre, by demolishing the genre conventions that it had established. Other major survival horror series followed suit, by developing their combat systems to feature more action, such as Silent Hill Homecoming and the 2008 version of Alone in the Dark. These changes represent an overall trend among console games shifting towards visceral action gameplay.
- ↑ Brightman, James (March 2, 2005). "Capcom's RE4 Reinvigorates the Franchise". GameDaily BIZ. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071012001745/http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/toppers/?id=9087. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
- ↑ Stanescu, Alexandru (February 1, 2007). "Resident Evil 4". Softpedia. http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/games/playstation/Resident-Evil-4-Review-46046.shtml. Retrieved September 1, 2011. "The camera problems have been finally solved thanks to a very useful over-the-shoulder and behind the player camera that makes the whole aiming process really easy."
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Resident Evil 4 – Gamecube Preview at IGN". IGN. March 17, 2004. p. 2. http://uk.cube.ign.com/articles/499/499572p2.html. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 Secrets Revealed". IGN. March 23, 2004. p. 1. http://uk.cube.ign.com/articles/501/501208p1.html. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
- ↑ Schedeen, Jesse (February 26, 2009). "Resident Evil: The Many Looks of the Infected". IGN. p. 7. http://uk.stars.ign.com/articles/957/957628p7.html. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
- ↑ Mike, Major (October 5, 2005). "Feature: Resident Evil 4 – Weapons of Mass Destruction Guide". GamePro. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110607155422/http://www.gamepro.com/article/features/48779/resident-evil-4-weapons-of-mass-destruction-guide/. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
- ↑ Stratton, Stephen (2007). "Weapons and Items". Resident Evil 4 (Wii version): Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. ISBN 0-7615-5701-6.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways". IGN. September 26, 2005. http://uk.ps2.ign.com/articles/653/653900p1.html. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
- ↑ Williams, Bryn (September 26, 2005). "Previews: Resident Evil 4". GameSpy. http://uk.ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/resident-evil-4/653813p1.html. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
- ↑ Drake, Audrey (September 21, 2011). "Resident Evil 4 HD Review – PlayStation 3 Review at IGN". IGN. http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/119/1195660p1.html. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Leon: It was right before I was to take on my duties of protecting the President's daughter when she was abducted. That's the ultimate reason I'm in this lonely and rural part of Europe. According to our intelligence, there's reliable information of a sighting of a girl that looks very similar to the President's daughter. Apparently she's being withheld by some unidentified group of people. Who would have thought my first job would be a rescue mission?"
- ↑ Alex Pham, Racism in Resident Evil 5? Capcom, two black actors respond, latimes.com, February 12, 2009
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Capcom Production. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Leon: We decided to lay low in a castle, but it looks like it was a bad move. / Hunnigan: Meaning? / Leon: Well it appears that this castle's also connected with the Los Illuminados. They must not get many visitors cuz they're giving me one hell of a welcome. / ... / Saddler: Oh, I believe I forgot to tell you that we gave you the same gift. / Leon: (When I was unconscious.)"
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Sera: That is the incident with the viral outbreak right? I think I might have seen a sample of the virus in the lab at my department."
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Leon: Calm down. Everything's going to be just fine. My name's Leon, I'm under the President's order to rescue you. / Ashley: What? My father? / Leon: That's right, and have to get you out of here. Come with me."
- ↑ Capcom Production. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Saddler: If you must know, my name is Osmund Saddler, the master of this fine...religious community. / Leon: What do you want? / Saddler: To demonstrate to the whole world, our astounding power, of course. No longer will the United States think they can police the world forever. So we kidnapped the President's daughter, in order to give her our power, and then send her back."
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "'Saddler: Now that I have the sample, you serve me no purpose. / Leon: Saddler! / Saddler: My boy Salazar will make sure you follow the same fate. / Leon: Stay with me, Luis. / Sera: I am a researcher...hired by Saddler. He found out what I was up to. / Leon: Don't talk. / Sera: Here. It should suppress growth of the parasite. The sample...Saddler took it. You have to get it back."
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Leon: You, working with Wesker. / Ada: I see you've been doing your homework."
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Krauser: I died in the crash two years ago. Is that what they told you? / Leon: You're the one who kidnapped Ashley! / Krauser: You catch on quick. That's expected. After all, both you and I know where we come from. / Leon: What do you want? / Krauser: Hmph. The sample Saddler developed, that's all."
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Krauser: Saddler's got it. It seems he's sniffed out our little game. / Ada: Perfect. / Krauser: Just so we understand each other clearly, I don't trust you. Nor does Wesker. If you try to do anything clever, I will kill you. / Ada: Is that so? You know, I met Wesker long before you."
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Leon: Wha? What are you talking about? I thought he was with you. / Saddler: What are you talking about? Did you really think I'd trust an American? To tell you the truth, I was contemplating how to get rid of him. But thanks to you, that's no longer necessary. / Leon:You were just using him right from the start."
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Ada: Sorry, Leon. Hand it over. / Leon: Ada, you do know what this is."
- ↑ Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom). PlayStation 2. (October 25, 2005) "Leon: We have to get off this island now! It's gonna blow any minute."
- ↑ Perry, Douglass (December 3, 1999). "Resident Evil Series to Haunt PlayStation 2". IGN. http://ps2.ign.com/articles/072/072895p1.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 Kevin Gifford, Mark MacDonald (2005-04). "Afterthoughts: Resident Evil 4". Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff Davis Media Inc.) (190): 51–52.
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 Kamiya, Hideki (2001-07). "新しいバイオ". Devil May Cry Column. Capcom Co., Ltd.. http://www.capcom.co.jp/devil/column/vol002.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 27.2 Hideki Kamiya (2001-07). "The Story of the Scenario". Devil May Cry Column. Capcom Co., Ltd.. http://www.capcom.co.jp/devil/column/vol010.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ Minoru Funatsu (April 11, 2001). "カプコン、深作欣二監督を招き「クロックタワー3」を制作 [Clock Tower 3 produced invited to Capcom, directed by Kinji fukasaku. Hope charm is different from the resident evil]". GAME Watch. Impress Watch Corporation. http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20010411/capcom.htm. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
- ↑ Devil May Cry Graphic Edition. Kadokawa Shoten. 2001-12. ISBN 978-4-04-707071-4.
- ↑ Hideki Kamiya (September 19, 2010). "Twitter". Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5tbHdx65h.
- ↑ Hideki Kamiya (2001-07). "背景 [Background]". Devil May Cry Column. Capcom Co., Ltd.. http://www.capcom.co.jp/devil/column/vol009.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ James Mielke (August 18, 2006). "Retro/Active: Hideki Kamiya – The Okami Family Tree". 1UP.com. UGO Entertainment, Inc.. http://www.1up.com/features/retroactive-hideki-kamiya. Retrieved July 20, 2008.
- ↑ Douglass C. Perry (May 17, 2001). "E3 2001: Interview with Shinji Mikami". IGN. http://ps2.ign.com/articles/094/094860p1.html. Retrieved July 20, 2008.
- ↑ Hideki Kamiya (September 22, 2010). "Twitter". Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5tbJ8ld9e.
- ↑ Hideki Kamiya (October 19, 2010). "Twitter". Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5tbJZ1OSS.
- ↑ Hideki Kamiya (October 19, 2010). "Twitter". Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5tbJGKbw7.
- ↑ Hideki Kamiya (October 19, 2010). "Twitter". Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5tbJLQH2U.
- ↑ Hideki Kamiya (October 19, 2010). "Twitter". Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5tbJNe6Zs.
- ↑ "New From Capcom: Devil May Cry". IGN. November 15, 2000. http://ps2.ign.com/articles/087/087835p1.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 "Resident Evil 4 Entwickler-Tagebuch – Teil 1: Die Entstehung" (in German). N-Zone (Computec Media AG) (12/2004): 76–77. 2004-12. "Die ersten Arbeiten an Resident Evil 4 haben bereits Ende 2001 begonnen. Die Teamgröße fluktuiert je nach Entwicklungsstand, derzeit arbeiten etwa 60 Mann an dem Titel. [...] Hiroyuki Kobayashi: Es war nicht einfach, das Team bei Laune zu halten, nachdem wir die Richtung des Spiels so radikal verändert hatten. Als die Entscheidung getroffen wurde, das Spiel actionlastiger zu gestalten, war die Stimmung im Team schon sehr gedrückt. / The first work on Resident Evil 4 already begun at the end of 2001. The size of team varies depending on the stage of development, about 60 people are working on the title at the moment. [...] Hiroyuki Kobayashi: It was not easy to keep the team going after we changed the direction of the game so radically. When it was decided to make the game more action-oriented, the team felt really depressed."
- ↑ "Production Studio 4" (in Japanese). Capcom. Archived from the original on February 6, 2005. http://replay.web.archive.org/20050206023353/http://www.capcom.co.jp/studio4/index.html.
- ↑ "Capcom's Fantastic Five". IGN. November 13, 2002. http://cube.ign.com/articles/377/377330p1.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ 43.0 43.1 "Director's comment: biohazard 4". Production Studio 4 Announcements. Capcom Co., Ltd. (via Internet Archive). November 14, 2002. Archived from the original on November 16, 2002. http://web.archive.org/web/20021116211311/http://www.capcom.co.jp/gamecube/english.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010. "The game the whole world has been waiting for will finally be unveiled. The story takes place deep inside the very heart of Umbrella, the evil company responsible for the Progenitor Virus. The main character of Resident Evil 2, Leon S. Kennedy, is back in the game. What will Umbrella have in store for him this time? That "surprise" will push Leon to the very limits of his being for one purpose...the STRUGGLE to survive. Director / Hiroshi Shibata"
- ↑ "Neue Infos zu Biohazard 4". GameFront Online. GameFront Verlagsges. (via Internet Archive). November 20, 2002. Archived from the original on May 5, 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20040505074110/www.gfdata.de/archiv11-2002/november03.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ 45.0 45.1 45.2 Heidi Kemps (September 27, 2004). "Hiroyuki Kobayashi on Resident Evil 4 & Killer 7". GameSpy. http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/resident-evil-4/551775p2.html. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
- ↑ Capcom Co., Ltd.. Resident Evil 2. (Capcom USA, Inc.). PlayStation. (January 21, 1998) "Chris's Diary: We talked it over, and have decided to fly to the main Umbrella HQ in Europe."
- ↑ "Im Gespräch mit Shinji Mikami" (in German). Play (CyPress GmbH) (5/2001): 27. May 2001. "Mikami: Ja, Flagship hat die Story dazu geschrieben. Mehr über Teil 4 werde ich aber nicht verraten (lacht). / Yes, Flagship wrote the story for it. But I won't reveal anything more about part 4 (laughs)."
- ↑ "Resident Evil Series Profile". IGN. June 25, 2004. http://cube.ign.com/articles/524/524138p9.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ "Interview with Paul Mercier". unWIRED TV. September 21, 2009. http://un-wiredtv.com/index.php/headlines/game_info/paul_mercier/. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ Invalid language code. カプコン、「biohazard4」など個性の強い大人向け作品を一挙に5タイトル発表, GAME Watch, November 14, 2002
- ↑ 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 Travis Fahs (March 11, 2009). "IGN Presents the History of Resident Evil". IGN. http://retro.ign.com/articles/960/960835p7.html. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- ↑ Juan Castro (January 26, 2005). "RE4 Bonus Disc Footage". IGN. http://cube.ign.com/articles/582/582869p1.html. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
- ↑ 53.0 53.1 Ryan Stanford, Resident Evil 3.5 In-depth Analysis, Rely on Horror, July 4th, 2010
- ↑ Writer “ashamed” of Resident Evil 4 “Hook Man” experiment, vg247.com, Mar 15, 2012
- ↑ Lark Anderson, Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares Review, GameSpot, March 2, 2010
- ↑ 56.0 56.1 "Interview: Resident Evil 4". IGN. March 17, 2004. http://cube.ign.com/articles/499/499419p1.html. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
- ↑ Jenny Rossberg (March 4, 2010). "Vanquish: Interview mit Shinji Mikami" (in German). GamePro. IDG Entertainment Media GmbH. http://www.gamepro.de/preview/spiele/ps3/actionspiel/vanquish_vorschau/1964809/vanquish_vorschau_p4.html. Retrieved July 18, 2010. "Shinji Mikami: Dieses Mal ist es einfacher, da ich die ganze Verantwortung nicht alleine trage. Bei Resident Evil 4 zum Beispiel war das ganz anders. Ich stand durch Capcom unter einem enormen Druck. Hätte sich das Spiel nicht gut verkauft, wäre Schluss gewesen und die Serie eingestellt worden. / This time, it is easier because I am not the only one responsible. With Resident Evil 4, for example, it was completely different. I was under enormous pressure by Capcom. If the game had not sold well, it would have been the end, and the series would have been discontinued."
- ↑ 58.0 58.1 "New Evil". Nintendo Power (Nintendo of America, Inc.) (180). 2004-06. "The Umbrella Corporation is no more. "It's the only thing that makes sense, if you think about it," explains Resident Evil 4 producer Hiroyuki Kobayshi. "Why would the U.S. government allow a company that developed the T-virus, and in the end forced them to destroy an entire city, to continue to exist? They wouldn't. Hence the rationale for Umbrella going away after RE3." [...] "Right from the start, we wanted to do something new and innovative for the series, so Mikami issued an order to the team: 'I want to totally re-create how the polygons, the camera, everything looks.' But, every time the staff tried to do it without his direction, they only came out with little minor changes. Nothing major. Perhaps they were too afraid to take this series that he created and totally change it. But anyway, he stepped in and showed what he wanted.""
- ↑ "biohazard4". Capcom. Archived from the original on December 28, 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20041228225650/http://www.capcom.co.jp/bio4/.
- ↑ 60.0 60.1 "E3 2004: Resident Evil 4 Interview". IGN. May 13, 2004. http://cube.ign.com/articles/515/515402p1.html. Retrieved May 27, 2008.
- ↑ De Matos, Xav (March 9, 2011). "Shinji Mikami on Shadows of the Damned and inspiring a new generation of competition". Shacknews. GameFly, Inc. Archived from the original on March 13, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/5x9i27iA6. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
- ↑ 62.0 62.1 The Making of Resident Evil 4 (DVD). Capcom. 2005.
- ↑ 63.0 63.1 63.2 Carle, Chris (August 2, 2005). "Babe Interview: Carolyn Lawrence". IGN. pp. 2–3. http://stars.ign.com/articles/663/663669p1.html. Retrieved June 4, 2008.
- ↑ 64.0 64.1 Capcom. Resident Evil 4. (Capcom Entertainment, Inc.). PlayStation 2. Scene: staff credits of main game and "Separate Ways". (October 25, 2005)
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition coming to PCs beginning February 2006". Ubisoft. February 1, 2006. http://www.ubi.com/UK/News/Info.aspx?nId=3754. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
- ↑ 66.0 66.1 McElroy, Justin (April 4, 2007). "Resident Evil 4 on Wii official, Umbrella Chronicles an on-rails shooter". Joystiq. http://www.joystiq.com/2007/04/04/resident-evil-4-on-wii-official-umbrella-chronicles-an-on-rails. Retrieved April 4, 2007.
- ↑ 67.0 67.1 Mason, Mike (August 27, 2007). "Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition". Cubed3. http://www.cubed3.com/review/507. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil". Games We Like. http://www.gameswelike.com/web/re/RE%20Comp.htm. Retrieved July 12, 2007.
- ↑ "Resident Evil: The Essentials – PS2". IGN. http://uk.ps2.ign.com/objects/951/951224.html. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 Collector's Tin (GCN)". GameSpy. http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/resident-evil-4-collectors-tin. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 (Australian Collector's Edition)". IGN. http://uk.cube.ign.com/objects/743/743771.html. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- ↑ Mirabella III, Fran (November 18, 2005). "Resident Evil 4: Premium Edition". IGN. http://ps2.ign.com/articles/668/668035p4.html. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
- ↑ "Biohazard 4". Electronic Arts. http://www.ea.com.tw/Products/Products_Info.aspx?ID=628. Retrieved July 12, 2007.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 PC 1.10 Patch". Strategy Informer. http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/residentevil4/patch/13395.html?details=1. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
- ↑ Onyett, Charles (September 22, 2007). "Resident Evil 4 Mobile". IGN. http://wireless.ign.com/articles/822/822381p1.html. Retrieved September 22, 2007.
- ↑ 水口真 (February 1, 2008). "『バイオハザード4』auの携帯電話版の配信スタート [Delivery start of the mobile phone version of Resident Evil 4 au]" (in Japanese). Inside. http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2008/02/01/26766.html. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
- ↑ "Mobile Capcom". Archived from the original on June 19, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080619054415/http://www.capcom.co.jp/keitai/ezweb/brew_bio_mobile.html.
- ↑ "Hi Corp. Product Information". HI Corp. http://www.hicorp.co.jp/english/product/eruption.html. Retrieved 2011-0-05.
- ↑ McElroy, Justin (November 10, 2009). "Resident Evil 4: Mobile Edition ported to Zeebo". Joystiq. http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/10/resident-evil-4-mobile-edition-ported-to-zeebo/. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- ↑ 80.0 80.1 Buchanan, Levi (July 15, 2009). "Resident Evil 4 Gets Date". IGN. http://wireless.ign.com/articles/100/1003815p1.html. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
- ↑ "'Resident Evil 4' Mobile Edition Video, Accidental Early Release?". Touch Arcade. July 13, 2009. http://toucharcade.com/2009/07/13/resident-evil-4-mobile-edition-video-accidental-early-release/. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
- ↑ Buchanan, Levi (July 14, 2009). "Resident Evil 4 for iPhone". IGN. http://wireless.ign.com/articles/100/1003474p1.html. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
- ↑ "Capcom announces "Resident Evil 4: iPad Edition"". PR-Inside. April 3, 2010. http://www.pr-inside.com/capcom-announces-resident-evil-r-r1812880.htm. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
- ↑ Gantayat, Anoop (March 23, 2011). "Here's What's Known About Resident Evil Revival Selection". andriasang. http://andriasang.com/comui9/. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
- ↑ Gantayat, Anoop (March 23, 2011). "More info on Resident Evil Revival Selection". andriasang. http://www.impre.com/la-gente-dice/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978879963. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
- ↑ Reilly, Jim (March 24, 2011). "Resident Evil 4 HD Hitting PSN and Xbox Live". IGN. http://ps3.ign.com/articles/115/1157430p1.html. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- ↑ Makuch, Eddie (July 23, 2011). "Resident Evil 4, Code: Veronica X HD lurch to US in September". GameSpot. http://comic-con.gamespot.com/story/6324933/resident-evil-4-code-veronica. Retrieved September 4, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil HD Titles Dated, Priced, Gameplay Video'd". Capcom-Unity. July 27, 2011. http://www.capcom-unity.com/gregaman/blog/2011/07/27/resident_evil_hd_titles_dated,_priced,_gameplay_videod. Retrieved September 4, 2011.
- ↑ "Biohazard 4 (Resident Evil 4) Original Soundtrack". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Biohazard-Resident-Evil-Original-Soundtrack/dp/B000E45MOQ. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- ↑ Brookhart, Ryan (October 20, 2007). "Ryan Brookhart has a Preview of the Hot Toys RESIDENT EVIL 4 Figures". collider.com. http://www.collider.com/clubhouse/vortex/article.asp?aid=5818&tcid=6. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
- ↑ Roswell, Daniel (October 21, 2007). "Resident Evil Figures". levelselect.co.uk. http://levelselect.co.uk/resident-evil-figures. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4: Series One (Figures) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central". Dreadcentral.com. November 22, 2005. http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/resident-evil-4-series-one-figures. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
- ↑ Jorge Bocanegra, Ada Wong figure joins Hot Toys' Resident Evil line, Rely on Horror, May 27th, 2011
- ↑ "Agatsuma Entertainment". KingZombie.com. http://kingzombie.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=4. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
- ↑ Block, Gerry (November 11, 2005). "Dueling Chainsaws! NubyTech's GC and PS2 Resident Evil 4 Chainsaws square off". IGN. http://gear.ign.com/articles/666/666241p1.html. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
- ↑ "The Latest Installment in Capcom's Hit Resident Evil Series "Resident Evil 4" Ships 3 Million!". Capcom. Archived from the original on December 8, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061208145426/http://ir.capcom.co.jp/english/news/html/e060208a.html. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
- ↑ "Platinum Titles". Capcom. Archived from the original on June 21, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070621040246/http://ir.capcom.co.jp/english/data/million.html. Retrieved July 12, 2007.
- ↑ "Platinum Titles". Capcom. September 30, 2011. http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/business/million.html. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
- ↑ Reeves, Ben (December 30, 2011). "Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition Preview". Game Informer. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/12/30/guinness-world-records-2012-gamer-s-edition-preview.aspx. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
- ↑ Bettenhausen, Shane (February 2, 2005). "Review: Resident Evil 4 (GameCube)". 1UP. http://www.1up.com/reviews/resident-evil-4_9. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- ↑ Mielke, James (June 19, 2007). "Review: Resident Evil 4 (PC)". 1UP. http://www.1up.com/reviews/resident-evil-4_2. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- ↑ "GameStats: Resident Evil 4 Articles". GameStats. http://www.gamestats.com/objects/015/015821/articles.html#reviews. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- ↑ 103.0 103.1 Gantayat, Anoop (May 21, 2007). "Famitsu Reviews RE4 Wii". IGN. http://wii.ign.com/articles/790/790232p1.html. Retrieved May 21, 2007.
- ↑ 104.0 104.1 Kasavin, Greg (January 10, 2005). "Resident Evil 4 for GameCube Review". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/gamecube/adventure/residentevil4/review.html. Retrieved May 17, 2008.
- ↑ 105.0 105.1 Vanord, Kevin (May 22, 2007). "Resident Evil 4 PC review". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/pc/adventure/residentevil4/review.html. Retrieved August 19, 2007.
- ↑ Kasavin, Greg (2005-10-24). "Resident Evil 4 for PlayStation 2 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved on February 5, 2009.
- ↑ 107.0 107.1 107.2 VanOrd, Kevin (June 19, 2007). "Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/residentevil4/review.html. Retrieved May 18, 2008.
- ↑ O'Donnell, Ryan (January 6, 2005). "GameSpy: Resident Evil 4 Review (GameCube)". GameSpy. http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/resident-evil-4/577819p1.html. Retrieved February 6, 2009.
- ↑ C. Kuo, Li (June 6, 2007). "GameSpy: Resident Evil 4 Review (PC)". GameSpy. http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/resident-evil-4/794657p1.html. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
- ↑ McGarvey, Sterling (October 28, 2005). "GameSpy: Resident Evil 4 Review (PS2)". GameSpy. http://ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/resident-evil-4/662600p1.html. Retrieved February 6, 2009.
- ↑ Williams, Bryn (June 18, 2007). "GameSpy: Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Review". GameSpy. http://wii.gamespy.com/wii/biohazard-umbrella-chronicles/797383p1.html. Retrieved February 6, 2009.
- ↑ 112.0 112.1 112.2 Casamassina, Matt (January 7, 2005). "IGN: Resident Evil 4 Review". IGN. http://cube.ign.com/articles/577/577841p1.html. Retrieved May 17, 2008.
- ↑ 113.0 113.1 Onyett, Charles (2007-05-25). "Resident Evil 4 Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved on February 5, 2009.
- ↑ Mirabella III, Fran (2005-10-21). "Resident Evil 4 Review (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved on February 5, 2009.
- ↑ Audrey Drake, Resident Evil 4 HD Review, IGN, September 20, 2011
- ↑ 116.0 116.1 Casamassina, Matt (2007-06-19). "Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Review". IGN. Retrieved on February 5, 2009.
- ↑ 117.0 117.1 117.2 "Resident Evil 4". Nintendo Power: 105. March 2005.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4". GameStats. http://www.gamestats.com/redirs/639/639906.html?u=&o=15821. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 for GameCube". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/gamecube/535840-resident-evil-4/index.html. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 for PC". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/931851-resident-evil-4/index.html. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps2/925156-resident-evil-4/index.html. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 HD for PlayStation 3 – GameRankings". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps3/625524-resident-evil-4-hd/index.html. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 HD for Xbox 360 – GameRankings". http://www.gamerankings.com/xbox360/625523-resident-evil-4-hd/index.html. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition for Wii". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/wii/938877-resident-evil-4-wii-edition/index.html. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
- ↑ 125.0 125.1 "Resident Evil 4 (cube: 2005): Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/gamecube/resident-evil-4.
- ↑ "Review: Resident Evil 4 (PC)". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/resident-evil-4. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- ↑ 127.0 127.1 "Review: Resident Evil 4 (PS2)". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/resident-evil-4. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 HD for PlayStation 3 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/resident-evil-4-hd. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4 HD for Xbox 360 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/resident-evil-4-hd. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- ↑ 130.0 130.1 "Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Reviews". Metacritic.. http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii/resident-evil-4-wii-edition. Retrieved February 5, 2009.
- ↑ Pavlacka, Adam (October 27, 2005). "Resident Evil 4 (PS2)". Yahoo! Games. Archived from the original on December 16, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20081216071443/http://videogames.yahoo.com/ps2/resident-evil-4/review-408114. Retrieved May 18, 2008.
- ↑ "Feature: Resident Evil 4 – Weapons of Mass Destruction Guide". GamePro. May 10, 2005. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20081221132424/http://www.gamepro.com/article/features/48779/resident-evil-4-weapons-of-mass-destruction-guide/.
- ↑ 133.0 133.1 Wilde, Thomas (February 14, 2005). "Review of Resident Evil 4". Game Over Online Magazine. http://www.game-over.net/reviews.php?page=gamecubereviews&id=92. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4: Capcom reveals a ton of new details on weapon upgrades, the new inventory system, controlling Ashley and more". IGN. November 23, 2004. http://cube.ign.com/articles/568/568644p1.html. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- ↑ Cook, Chris (January 10, 2005). "Resident Evil 4 Hands-On Impressions And Movies". Game Informer. Archived from the original on May 20, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080520060756/http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Story/200501/N05.0110.1105.14613.htm.
- ↑ Review: Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition, Official Nintendo Magazine, January 4, 2008. Retrieved on February 5, 2009.
- ↑ Davies, Jonti (August 2007). "Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition". Hyper (Next Media) (166): 60, 61. ISSN 1320-7458.
- ↑ Jonathan Holmes, Resident Evil 4 HD, Destructoid, 09.20.2011
- ↑ Sinclair, Brendan (November 19, 2005). "RE4 named Game of Year at Spike Awards". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/adventure/residentevil4/news.html?sid=6140144. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
- ↑ "Resident Evil 4". Game Informer: 134. March 2005.
- ↑ ""Famitsu Awards 2005"大賞は『キングダム ハーツII』と『バイオハザード4』!! ["Famitsu Awards 2005" prize "Kingdom Hearts II" and "Resident Evil 4"!]" (in Japanese). Famitsu. http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/2006/04/21/103,1145605197,52094,0,0.html. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
- ↑ "2005 Nintendo Power Awards". Nintendo Power 203: 55. May 2006.
- ↑ "The Best of 2005". IGN. http://bestof.ign.com/2005/cube. Retrieved May 28, 2008.
- ↑ Sinclair, Brendan (February 27, 2006). "IGDA award nominees announced". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/adventure/wandaandthecolossus/news.html?sid=6144972&cpage=2. Retrieved May 28, 2008.
- ↑ Thorsen, Tor (2006). "Colossus casts shadow over GDC Awards". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/adventure/wandaandthecolossus/news.html?sid=6146480. Retrieved July 30, 2006.
- ↑ "The Best of the Decade". Nintendo Power (252): 76. March 2010.
- ↑ "The Best Video Games in the History of Humanity". Filibuster Cartoons. March 2012. http://www.filibustercartoons.com/games.htm. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
- ↑ "Top 99 Games of All Time". IGN. http://microsites.ign.com/kfc/top99games/10.html. Retrieved September 11, 2008.
- ↑ "GameCube's Top 25 Games". Game Informer. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2009/09/22/feature-gamecube-top-25-list.aspx.
- ↑ "PlayStation 2: The Games That Defined a Generation". Game Informer. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2009/09/27/playstation-2-top-25-games.aspx.
- ↑ Craig Skistimas (July 19, 2012). "Top 10 GameCube Games". ScrewAttack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYIPS_LMxh4. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- ↑ The 36 Best PS2 Games, page 5, Feature Story from GamePro
- ↑ PlayStation Official Magazine issue 50, Future Publishing, October 2010
- ↑ "EDGE'S TOP 100 GAMES OF ALL TIME". Edge. July 2, 2007. p. 10. http://www.edge-online.com/features/edges-top-100-games-all-time?page=10. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
- ↑ Top 100 Video Games of All Time #21 - Resident Evil 4 – G4tv.com
- ↑ 156.0 156.1 Kaszor, Daniel (December 30, 2009). "Decade in Review: The most influential video games since Y2K". National Post. Canada. Archived from the original on September 2, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100902052531/http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theampersand/archive/2009/12/30/370674.aspx. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
- ↑ Dobson, Jason (March 12, 2007). "Post-GDC: Cliff Bleszinski Says Iteration Won Gears of War". Gamasutra. http://www.gamasutra.com/news/gdc/?story=13106. Retrieved April 2, 2009.
- ↑ "Gaming's most important evolutions". GamesRadar. p. 7. http://www.gamesradar.com/gamings-most-important-evolutions/?page=7. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- ↑ James Brightman (March 2, 2005). "Capcom's RE4 Reinvigorates the Franchise". GameDaily. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20081007070517/http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/features/capcoms-re4-reinvigorates-the-franchise/67572/?biz=1. Retrieved April 16, 2009.
- ↑ "Gateway to Horror". UGO Networks. October 17, 2008. http://www.ugo.com/movies/gateway-to-horror-gateway-to-horror-games-resident-evil-4. Retrieved April 16, 2009.
- ↑ 161.0 161.1 Jim Sterling (December 8, 2008). "How survival horror evolved itself into extinction". Destructoid. http://www.destructoid.com/how-survival-horror-evolved-itself-into-extinction-114022.phtml. Retrieved April 16, 2009.
- ↑ Matthew Pellett (December 6, 2008). "Resident Evil 5". Computer and Video Games. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/202808/previewsresident-evil-5/. Retrieved April 16, 2009.
- ↑ Jim Sterling (June 9, 2008). "Fear 101: A Beginner's Guide to Survival Horror". IGN. http://retro.ign.com/articles/880/880202p1.html. Retrieved April 17, 2009.
- ↑ Ellie Gibson (May 29, 2008). "Atari's Phil Harrison Interview". Eurogamer. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/ataris-phil-harrison-interview. Retrieved April 16, 2009.
- ↑ "Does Survival Horror Really Still Exist?". Kotaku. September 29, 2008. http://kotaku.com/5056008/does-survival-horror-really-still-exist. Retrieved April 16, 2009.
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: [[[:Template:Sec link/relative url]] Resident Evil 4]|
- [[[:Template:Official website/http]] Official website] Invalid language code.
- [[[:Template:Official website/http]] Official website] (GameCube) Invalid language code. Template:Fr icon Invalid language code. Template:It icon Template:Es icon Template:Nl icon
- [[[:Template:Official website/http]] Official website] (PlayStation 2) Invalid language code. Template:Fr icon Invalid language code.
- Resident Evil 4 at MobyGames
- Resident Evil 4 at the Internet Movie Database