The new virtual reality version of Resident Evil 4 has had some content including dialogue lines removed.
Resident Evil 4 VR is out on October 21 as an Oculus Quest 2 exclusive, and lets players play through the entire game from a new perspective.
Most of the removed content is based on the game’s sexualisation of Ashley, the president’s daughter who accompanies Leon throughout much of the adventure.
In one scene in the original game, when Ashley meets Luis, he looks at her chest and says: “I see that the president’s equipped his daughter with ballistics too”. This has been removed from the VR port.
Resident Evil 4 VR - Gameplay trailer
The game also no longer lets players try to look up Ashley’s skirt, also removing the animation where she covers her legs and calls Leon a pervert.
It also removes a line from the game’s ending where Ashley propositions Leon by asking: “So, after you take me back to my place, how about we do some overtime?”
Other content removed not involving Ashley includes a line of dialogue where Leon tells government agent Ingrid Hannigan: “Somehow I thought you’d be older.”
“Oculus Studios, Armature, and Capcom partnered closely to remaster Resident Evil 4 from the ground up for VR,” the statement reads. “This includes immersive environments and high-resolution graphics.
“It also includes select changes to in-game dialogue and animations that we believe will update Resident Evil 4 for a modern audience.”
2005’s Resident Evil 4 is Capcom’s highest-rated game of all-time, according to review aggregation site Metacritic, with sales totalling 10.4 million copies across various platforms.
More recently, sources told VGC that M-Two had seen its role significantly reduced on the unannounced project and mainline Resident Evil studio Capcom Division 1 brought in to lead a new direction.