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Resident Evil 4 Remake Was Going To Bring Back The Chainsaw Controller

Cast your mind back to the mid 00’s. Big game companies like Nintendo, Sega, and many others were experimenting with gaming peripherals, releasing controllers shaped like bongos, maracas, and bowling balls to try and make their games seem a lot more quirky and fun.

Capcom was one of the more infamous companies to get involved in the trend, creating the legendary chainsaw controller we all know and love to for the release of Resident Evil 4.

PS2 Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller

While the trend died a pretty long time ago, that hasn’t stopped Capcom from wanting to bring back its chainsaw controller for the release of Resident Evil 4 Remake on March 24.

Resident Evil 4

In a rapid-fire interview with Game Informer, Resident Evil 4 Remake director Yasuhiro Ampo and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi revealed that they wanted to bring back the chainsaw controller but were “already putting everything we had into development of the game.”

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If you’re slightly disappointed that you won’t get to wield a chainsaw to control Leon Kennedy, there’s the slight possibility that the chainsaw controller could be made in the future if the opporunity arises.

Hirabayashi makes sure to leave to door slightly open for those excited about the idea by saying that Capcom can “look into that some other time if there’s a future opportunity.”

Chainsaw Controller | Resident Evil

Quite how a next-gen chainsaw controller would work or even function is completely unknown, but that’s a problem for Capcom to solve. Maybe they could take some lessons from PlayStation and give us a controller with some ridiculous haptic feedback and chunky adaptive triggers to make us truly feel like we’re wielding a chainsaw.

Aside from the whole chainsaw business, the rest of the video also contains a bunch of funny little tidbits about Resident Evil 4 Remake that will likely get a giggle out of fans.

For example, it’s revealed that the game will follow the events of Resident Evil 2 Remake, where Leon stores his massive briefcase full of weaponry when he’s walking around, and that you get snake meat when you kill snakes this time around instead of chicken eggs. Unplayable.


What is the saw controller Resident Evil 4?

The Chainsaw Controller is a special controller for Resident Evil 4. Manufactured by NubyTech, it came in two versions: a yellow chainsaw for the GameCube version, and a red one for the PlayStation 2 version.

How do you beat the chainsaw guy in Resident Evil 4?


1. Close range shotgun blasts, Magnum shots, and Hand Grenades will knock them over.
2. Rifles work well if you aim for the head, as it makes them stumble with one shot.
3. A few shots from a Magnum can take them out.

Will RE4 remake be on switch?

Resident Evil 4 remake platforms

Nintendo Switch users will have to content themselves with their 2019 port of the original RE4, as there are currently no known plans to bring the remake to that console.



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