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. Leon’s Jacket Is a Recreation of a Real-Life $1500 Product
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.
Some observant folks on Twitter spied in the smallprint at the end of the teaser trailer that Leon’s jacket is in fact copyrighted, and “appears with permission from Schott NYC.”
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.