The rumours were proven true, as Capcom’s next numbered Resident Evil title was shown during today’s PlayStation 5 livestream. We also got our first look at the game, which is called Resident Evil: Village, with a stylized logo that makes the first three letters of Village look like the Roman numeral for 8.
Resident Evil: Village will, in fact, be a sequel to 2017’s Resident Evil 7. Like its predecessor, it will also utilize a first-person vantage point, and will seemingly take place in a haunted forest during wintertime. The star of the proverbial show will be protagonist Ethan Winters, whose game will feature “a greater focus on combat and exploration compared to Resident Evil 7.”
According to Capcom, “Ethan’s world suddenly comes crashing down once again when Chris Redfield, an unexpected yet familiar face makes an appearance, setting off a chain of events that sees a distraught Ethan seeking answers to Chris’s shocking actions… and ultimately finding him in a mysterious village.”
Expect to be scared by Resident Evil: Village sometime in 2021. It will be a next gen title, as you’d expect.