During the Sony’s PS5 reveal event that took place on Thursday, Capcom quelled Resident Evil rumors by announcing a brand-new game entry in the franchise, known as the Resident Evil Village. The game will be rolled out for the PlayStation 5 in the next year. The game will take you to a village along with some more locations like a forest, castle and some nearby dilapidated houses. It has been confirmed that Resident Evil7 protagonist Ethan will be back along with the game’s first-person perspective.
The trailer of the Resident Evil8: Village will give you a glance at some of the characters and monsters as expected along with a warewolf-looking creature and something which appears like a witch. The Resident Evil icon Chris Redfield also made its appearance, but it seems that he won’t be playing as the hero this time.
Resident Evil: Village Reveal Trailer | Sony PS5 Reveal Event
The Capcom studio confirmed that the game will have a survival-horror titles which makes use of the RE Engine which was most recently used in the Resident Evil7, Devil May Cry 7 and in the Resident Evil3 which will add life to the environment of the game. It is also confirmed that the game will give next-gen experience. The story in the game takes a few years after the events that occurred in the Resident Evil7: Biohazard. The game will emphasize combat and exploration comparatively more than its predecessors.
The previous games inthe Resident Evil were the remakes of the Resident Evil2 and Resident Evil3, both in third-person perspective. The Resident Evil7 took the game series to a first-person perspective.
Resident Evil 8: Village will be playable on the PC (Steam), PS5 and Xbox Series X. The official site clarifies that the 2021 release window is “tentative” meaning that it’s subject to change. The game is expected to receive an update this August by the studio.