While not the first survival horror game series, its success propelled the genre to new heights of popularity and was the first game to coin the term.
Connections to Bayonetta
Being this game was also developed by the same game developers, this game has several connections to Bayonetta series, as been listed below.
- When going to The Gates of Hell, one of Rodin's greetings is, "Hey, whaddaya buyin'? Heh, heard that in a game once." The game he is referring to is Resident Evil 4.
- Luka lists Claire Redfield as one of his "girlfriends".
- Also, his appearance and role in Bayonetta striking resembles Luis Sera in Resident Evil 4.
- The Angel Attack! minigame is very similiar with the Shooting Range minigame from Resident Evil 4.
- When Rodin's eye glows red, is similiar with Albert Wesker's glowing eyes when enraged or become a superhuman.
- Father Rodin's thrust attack is resembles Jack Krauser's signature attack from Resident Evil 4 and The Mercenaries series.
- Bayonetta's healing items colour are similiar with the herbs from Resident Evil 4 (green, yellow and red).
- The tentacles that possibly come out of Sapientia's mouth are similar to the Plagas that erupt from the Majini from Resident Evil 5.
- Balder possesses some small similarities to the Resident Evil antagonist Albert Wesker, in terms of appearance, personality, and goals.
- An symbol on Madame Styx's head is similiar with the Los Illuminados' insignia from Resident Evil 4.
- The batttle against Iustitia or Justice are similiar like when fighting Ramon Salazar in his Plaga form in RE4, both of them uses two tentacles and one "tongue" which its face must need to stunned first and later must destroys the core of it.
- Grace and Glory's appearance are similiar with the Verdugos from RE4, but they lack of Verdugos' long sharp tail and their necks are more longer.
Connections to Devil May Cry
Early research and development of Resident Evil 4 work included a trip to Spain to examine various castles as a basis for the game's environments. However, in prototype status, it proved to be a radical departure from the established Resident Evil formula and the survival horror genre in general. Rather than abandon the project entirely, the premise was changed and it eventually became the first Devil May Cry. And it has some connections to Devil May Cry series.
- Because Devil May Cry started development as Resident Evil 4, Dante has a strong resemblance to Leon Kennedy. Ironically, Leon's appearance in Resident Evil 6 trailers resembles Dante's from Devil May Cry 4.
- Also, in its gameplay, when not in battle, it frequently switched camera angles, like the pre-RE4 games.
- In the same Resident Evil Game, a mercenary group is called "La Vita Nuova", which is also the name of the final mission and the ending cutscene in Devil May Cry 4.
- The cracks on the chest of Dante's Devil May Cry 4 Devil Trigger strongly resemble the emblem of the Los Illuminados from Resident Evil 4.
- Blades were originally conceived as the next generation of Hunter, a clawed, reptilian creature with incredible jumping ability. Several of the Devil May Cry final bosses resemble the final form of William Birkin from Resident Evil 2: the first form of Argosax the Chaos, the final form of Arkham, and the last encounter with Mundus. The enemies from Devil May Cry called Nobodies have a prominent eyeball on one side of their bodies, that resembles the "G" creature.
- In Resident Evil 4, an unlockable weapon called the "Plaga Removal Laser 412", or "P.R.L. 412", bears a striking resemblance to the Artemis from Devil May Cry 3. The P.R.L. 412 fires lasers, and can be charged up to fire more powerful blasts or multiple beams that automatically lock-on to enemies without the need for aiming, almost exactly like the Artemis.
- In the same game, enemy creatures called Armaduras are similar to Alto and Bianco Angelos: both come in two varieties (a weaker white coloured and a stronger part-gold coloured, respectively), act as guardians/seekers and possess the armour of the main evil cult. The main difference is technique of possession; Resident Evil 4's enemies are parasitic growths and Devil May Cry 4's enemies are captured souls.
- Arius' company is called 'Uruboros', which is the name of a virus in Resident Evil 5.
- In DmC: Devil May Cry, there is a enemy called the Tyrant. Tyrants in Resident Evil are genetically engineered bioweapons the are tall & powerful looking, which is a similarity shared with the Tyrants of DmC.
Bayonetta (Gallery) • Jeanne (Gallery) • Zero • Enzo • Rodin (Gallery) • Luka • Cereza (Gallery) • Antonio Redgrave • Umbran Elder • Rosa • Father Balder (Gallery) • Jubileus the Creator
Masked Lumen (Gallery) • Loki • Loptr • Aesir
Handguns • Scarborough Fair • Onyx Roses • Shuraba • Kulshedra • Durga • Odette • Lt. Col. Kilgore • Sai Fung • Bazillions • Pillow Talk • Rodin • All 4 One
Love Is Blue • Rakshasa • Alruna • Kafka • Chernobog • Undine • Takemikazuchi • Salamandra • Master Sword • Arwing Guns • Chain Chomp • Umbran Armor • Unforgiven • Holy Glaive
Affinity • Dear and Decorations • Enchant • Applaud • Ardor • Irenic • Beloved • Kinship • Fairness • Grace and Glory • Fearless • Harmony • Inspired • Braves • Gracious and Glorious • Joy
Acceptance • Belief • Accolade • Valiance • Cachet & Compassion • Urbane • Enrapture • Fidelity • Gravitas • Allegiance • Hideous • Hatred • Fury • Pain • Pride • Greed • Malicious • Resentment • Sloth
Contracted Demons • Gomorrah • Malphas • Hekatoncheir • Scolopendra • Phantasmaraneae • Little Devils • Madama Butterfly • Madama Styx • Queen Sheba
Labolas • Mictlantecuhtli • Baal • Hydra • Diomedes • Carnage • Madama Khepri • Omne • Fortitudo • Temperantia
Golem • Fortitudo • Temperantia • Iustitia • Sapientia • Father Balder • Jeanne • Jubileus the Creator •
Gomorrah • Valiance • Glamor • Masked Lumen • Valor • Insidious • Prophet • Alraune • Balder • Loptr • Aesir • Rodin, The Infinite One