Resident Evil 4 Remake Finally Removes Ashley’s Health Bar and Quick-Time Events

Knives have limited durability and there are now sidequests!

New details about CAPCOM’s upcoming video game Resident Evil 4 Remake include big improvements like removing Ashley’s health bar and quick-time events and more.

Resident Evil 4 Remake Removes Quick-Time Events

According to CAPCOM via Game Informer, Resident Evil 4 Remake will introduce various changes. One of the biggest changes coming to the game is the removal of the quick-time events. This was one of the major features that the original Resident Evil 4 introduced way back and continued in Resident Evil 5 which birthed the meme of Chris Redfield punching boulders inside a volcano. That mechanic is totally gone now in this new iteration of Resident Evil 4 and could either be a good or bad factor for the game.

Ashley Graham Becomes Useful

If you are a fan of the original version of RE4, then you should know that it was a pain to “take care” of Ashley Graham, the daughter of the American President in that game. She had a health bar, her AI was non-responsive aka stupid, and she sometimes would even become the source of your bad luck in the game. In the remake, she has now been improved with first off, the removal of a health bar! According to developers, they want to make Ashley “feel more like a natural companion and less like a second health bar to babysit,” which was quite true. A health bar that would lead to a game over if it gets empty.

In the remake, Ashley can perform other tasks now and be not the useless companion she was in the original. Leon can send her through a crawlspace that he could not get into and open the door that is locked on the other side. Finally, a worthy companion to bring with.

Knives Have Limited Durability

Knives in RE4 Remake have limited durability which will break after a number of use by Leon. Players can, however, store a lot more knives in their inventory. The jewels that can be found all over the game can be traded with the cool merchant in exchange for helpful items like herbs, treasure maps, and weapon attachments.

Sidequests to Complete

Lastly, there are now sidequests in RE4 Remake which come in the form of blue flyers posted in various locations on the map. Collect those to unlock interesting sidequests like solving puzzles, tracking down, and eliminating certain enemies. Players will be able to gain some useful rewards and profits that can be used to improve weapons.

These are just some of the many changes coming to the remake and we cannot wait for its launch in March.

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Leon senses.. danger.

Resident Evil 4 Remake will be available on March 24, 2023. It will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.