Does Wesker appear in Resident Evil 4 remake?

Albert Wesker as seen in Dead by Daylight.

Albert Wesker as seen in Dead by Daylight.
March 24, 2023: Resident Evil 4 remake is out today, so players want to know whether Albert Wesker is back or not. We've got the answer below, but beware of spoilers!

He's one of the best surprises in the original, so fans of the series are desperate to know whether Wesker is in Resident Evil 4 remake. Capcom's latest rework of the survival horror classic is devoutly faithful to the 2005 original, so does the glasses-wearing baddie come back?

In this guide, we'll break down whether Albert Wesker appears in the Resident Evil 4 remake. He has a very small appearance in the original version of Leon S. Kennedy's adventure, but it has huge ramifications on the series' lore. Therefore, it would be huge to see him back once more.

For more on the game, you can read our glowing Resident Evil 4 remake review here. We've also got a look at whether you should save the dog, alongside a guide on the best weapons to use.

Is Wesker in Resident Evil 4 remake?

Before we get into whether Wesker shows up in Resident Evil 4 remake or not, this is a spoiler warning. There's no going back from this!

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Yes, Wesker does appear in Resident Evil 4 remake. It's a cameo just as fleeting as his initial cameo in the original game, but it's nonetheless pretty important.

After the first batch of closing credits roll, we cut to a scene of Ada Wong in a helicopter, leaving the island with a Plaga sample after helping Leon defeat Saddler. It turns out that her mysterious employer is none other than Albert Wesker, who wants the Plaga to infect billions and create a new wave of malleable bioweapons. Disturbed by this, Ada hangs up on the sunglasses-wearing villain and turns the chopper around.

Albert Wesker in Resident Evil 4 remake.
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Why is Wesker's appearance in Resident Evil 4 remake important?

Wesker's appearance in Resident Evil 4 is important on several levels. First, it re-establishes him as a main antagonist in the series, having not canonically shown up since the Resident Evil: Code Veronica. It also sets him up as the bioweapon black market dealer Chris Redfield has to contend with in Resident Evil 5.

On a more contextual level, Resident Evil 4 remake marks the first canon appearance of Wesker in a long time. Excluding multiplayer titles like Re:Verse and spin-off modes like Mercenaries, this is the first we've seen of him since Resident Evil 5 in 2009. More than anything, it proves Capcom still cares about the character, perhaps suggesting we'll see him again.

That's it for our look at Wesker in Resident Evil 4 remake! For more on the game, check out whether it has multiplayer, as well as whether the Ada Wong Separate Ways side content returns.

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