We told you earlier that the Thanksgiving holiday had brought the rumour-mill to life, and here’s another humdinger: Albert Wesker artwork from Capcom’s apparent Resident Evil 4 Remake, all allegedly leaked by voice actor DC Douglas himself. It’s claimed that the below sketches were sent privately to fans on social media, although obviously we’ve been unable to corroborate that.
Douglas has since made a statement on Facebook denying the rumours, emphasising: “I have announced nothing, posted nothing, and have repeatedly stated that I am not under any contract with Capcom, Resident Evil 4 or otherwise. I will not be commenting further on any Resident Evil 4 rumours because I have two cats that really need my attention.” Make of that what you will.
Meanwhile, the voice actor finds himself at the centre of a storm involving inappropriate behaviour and sexual misconduct allegations. In a blog post he claimed to be the victim of a “stalking” and “defamation” campaign involving two former fans, although he did admit to a “casual, non-monogamous, relationship” with one of them.
Rumours regarding Resident Evil 4 Remake have been circulating for some time, with development reportedly rebooted at the beginning of this year, and a release date targeting 2023. Wesker has a fairly small presence in the original Resident Evil 4, but Capcom apparently wants to expand on the PS2 title, so it’s possible his role could be expanded. The tweet embedded above alludes to the Ada Wong expansion Separate Ways, which did feature the sunglassed villain in some cut-scenes.
It’s important to note, however, that the Japanese publisher has never officially acknowledged the project – and we’ve been unable to verify whether this alleged artwork is legitimate or not. We’ll try to contact Douglas for more.