Resident Evil 4's Separate Ways DLC is embarrassingly longer than Resident Evil 3

resident evil 4 separate ways dlc is longer than resident evil 3
Credit: Capcom

resident evil 4 separate ways dlc is longer than resident evil 3
Credit: Capcom

The Resident Evil 4 Seperate Ways DLC is launching soon and fans can’t wait to experience Ada Wong’s missing side of the story. It seems that fans will be getting their money’s worth, as the DLC appears to be longer than the full-priced Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Gaming leaker Aesthetic Gamer (via Rin_Lockhart) claims that the Seperate Ways will be around 5 to 7 hours, depending on playstyles. Hilariously, this means the DLC is slightly longer than Resident Evil 3 remake, which is typically completed in about 6 hours.

Since this is a simple story expansion, and a remake of existing content, 5 to 7 hours sounds about right. Knowing that it’s only priced at $10 makes it even better, as fans didn’t have to pay too much for more Resident Evil 4 remake.

In comparison, Resident Evil 3 remake launched at a full $60 and offers about as much as the DLC, maybe even less. While the game looks great, plays well, and can be replayed to unlock costumes, there’s no way it should have been $60. Capcom might try to justify that price with the Resident Evil Resistance online mode but the company already dropped support for that once Resident Evil Re:Verse burst into the scene.

Considering how Separate Ways was only announced last week, there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the DLC. Playable Ada Wong aside, players get to see more of Remake Wesker, and the U-3 boss can be fought after being shockingly absent from the main game. Ada and Wesker are also being added to the fan-favorite Mercenaries Mode, which is always a plus.

Now that most of the content is back, it’s fair to say that Resident Evil 4 remake is one of the most faithful remakes ever made. Weird character redesigns notwithstanding, the game manages to update the classic in ways fans didn’t think possible. There are still merits to playing the original but we wouldn’t blame anyone for skipping to the remake.

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Resident Evil 4 is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. Separate Ways will be available on September 21 as paid DLC.

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