Earlier this year, the Biohazard Cast website claimed to have information regarding the next upcoming title in the Resident Evil franchise. In April, our writer Andrew covered the information presented on their Biohazard’s website. According to Biohazard, the next game was going to be Resident Evil 8 Village and would have both a PS4 and PS5 release in early 2021. Today during Sony’s State of Play stream, Capcom and Sony unveiled the first glimpse of Resident Evil Village. Despite setting an eerie tone during the trailer we did not learn much about the upcoming game beyond Chris Redfield reemerging and that the game is expected to release in 2021.
From the trailer, we can presume that the protagonist from Resident Evil 7, Ethan, will be returning. The trailer begins with a folk tale from the village that Ethan and his wife Mia have settled in. The tale starts with a little girl scavenging for berries in the woods with her mother. Then, it gives an ominous tone as the girl disappears into the forest. After being told he is paranoid, we jump forward in time as Ethan is shot at. The old man who previously shot at Ethan seems on edge and states they are coming.
The overall tone of Resident Evil 8’s trailer gives off a horror mystic vibe; the trailer as a whole feels like a combination of Resident Evil 4 combined with Resident Evil 1 and 7 based on the settings. A new strand of enemies awaits offering a brand new nightmare.
Capcom Unveils More About Resident Evil 8
After the reveal of Resident Evil 8, Capcom has released a bit more information. Just as Ethan and Mia are building a new life in a peaceful location, Chris Redfield returns throwing Ethan’s life into disarray. Resident Evil 8 will be a first-person horror survival game. Ethan must uncover the mysteries plaguing a once peaceful village. Survive in the Snow-Capped village while preparing for whatever is to come next.
As new information comes out we will let you know. Resident Evil 8 is scheduled to be released in 2021; it will most likely release in late March, early April. Resident Evil 8 will release on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Steam.