Resident Evil 4 Remake’s existence was finally confirmed yesterday, and it turns out the new version of Leon Kennedy’s iconic jacket is also totally real.
As spotted by eagle-eyed Reddit user redgrave187, the small print in Resident Evil 4 Remake’s reveal trailer states that Capcom got permission from clothing firm Schott N.Y.C. to use their real jacket in-game. The US government clearly pays well, as the sheepskin leather bomber jacket costs a hefty $1,495, though perhaps no price is too high for quality clothing during a mysterious parasitic outbreak.
While Leon chose the classic brown look, the jacket is also available with gold accents or in straight black – perhaps a suggestion for some DLC costumes , given that Capcom likes to pepper them throughout its Resident Evil remakes.
Fans are only treated to a couple of looks at Leon in the trailer but Capcom did reveal Resident Evil 4 Remake’s release date to be March 24, 2023. Following the success of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes, and given how beloved the original Resident Evil 4 is, fans have been longing for a remake announcement since rumours began in early 2020.
The official announcement promises a reimagining of the game’s story, while rumors have suggested the remake will focus more on horror. Regardless, Resident Evil 4 creator Shinji Mikami just hopes it’s good.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.