The horrifying eighth installment to the Resident Evil franchise will arrive sometime next year.
Resident Evil Village, the eighth game in Capcom’s Resident Evil series, was announced during Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event. Fans of the iconic survival horror franchise can get their hands on the upcoming game next year on next-generation consoles. In case you missed it, you can watch the game’s cinematic trailer in the video below.
Resident Evil Village Announcement Trailer
Much like its recent predecessors, Resident Evil Village will have a first-person perspective. The game takes place several years after the events of 2017’s Resident Evil 7 Biohazard. As the name implies, the game is set in a snow-capped, remote village where new nightmares have begun to appear.
Ethan Winters makes a return as the game’s protagonist, alongside his wife Mia. The two set out to begin a new life, but their plans go awry when new horrors begin to disrupt the lives of citizens in an otherwise peaceful village. Series staple Chris Redfield will make an appearance in Village as well.
Despite the name, Resident Evil Village is considered the eighth installment in the Resident Evil series, according to the developers. “You can even see the Roman numeral VIII in the game logo, so it’s Resident Evil 8, just not in name,” said producer Tsuyoshi Kanda in a recent developer video.
The game is also said to exhibit “the most realistic and terrifying graphics to date,” according to a press release from Capcom. The game will utilize the RE Engine, which was used to develop several recent Resident Evil titles as well as Devil May Cry 5. Resident Evil Village is also being optimized for next-generation consoles. “Realistic graphics and immersive audio coupled with no load times will really draw you into the world we’ve created for Resident Evil Village,” said Peter Fabiano, producer on Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil Village will release in 2021 for the Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles, as well as on PC via Steam. For more information, visit the game’s official website and check back here for updates.