Resident Evil is a popular series by Capcom. Although the franchise has had a morphing identity over the years, it returned to its horror roots in 2017 with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard which takes place in the spooky Baker family house. In 2020, Capcom announced the follow-up to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, titled Resident Evil Village which will be released on PC and current-gen consoles. More details on Resident Evil Village will be revealed in a showcase taking place on Thursday the 21st of January at 2PM PT / 10PM GMT / 11PM CET.
According to a post on the PlayStation blog, Resident Evil Village’s showcase will be hosted by YouTuber Brittney Brombacher and will feature an extended trailer that will shed light on the game’s world and characters. Perhaps to keep gamers on their toes, the blog post also mentions that there will be “a few more surprises” in the showcase.
Although little information has been given about Resident Evil Village so far, we do know that the setting will play a big role in the story of the game and its atmosphere. When talking to gaming magazine Famistu the producers of the game, Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano, stated that the village of Resident Evil Village will be so prominent that it can be thought of as another character within the cast. For this reason, the game has been titled Resident Evil Village as opposed to “Resident Evil 8” despite being the successor to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
We also know, as KeenGamer has covered, that Resident Evil Village is set a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Ethan Winters from Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be making a return alongside long-time characters of the Resident Evil series such as Chris Redfield. This will certainly give fans of the series something to look forward to.
Although a specific release date has yet to be announced, Resident Evil Village is scheduled to hit stores in 2021.