Resident Evil Village is a very silly name and obviously everyone will be calling it Resident Evil 8 but there is a reason why the game has such an odd moniker. The latest issue of Famitsu has a preview of the game where it is explained the game is named as the village itself, which is located somewhere in Europe, is a protagonist in the story.
-We didn't name it RE8 bc we want ppl to recognize one more protag: Village. So pls call it RE Village instead of RE8
-Take a deep look at trailer & you can guess which RE7 route is taken
-The village is somewhere in Europe
-Improved Isolated View
-Dev at 60%, next info in August pic.twitter.com/mrxK0zpzUX
— 黒凧 BlackKite (@bk2128) July 1, 2020
It is also revealed the game is around 60% complete an we will see more in August. Sony have another PlayStation 5 event pencilled in for then so the game may once again feature in Sony’s stream. The Famitsu article was translated by Twitter user BlackKite.
There’s some strong Resident Evil 4 vibes going on in the trailer which was revealed last month with panicked villagers and witches scheming. Set a few years after Resident Evil 7, this is an all-new storyline that starts with Ethan and his wife Mia living somewhere nice and calm, only for their world to be turned upside down by nightmares once again.
Chris Redfield shows up, having made a brief cameo at the end of Resi 7, but something up with him. He’s decked out all in black and total bad guy now.
The game will retain Resident Evil 7’s first person viewpoint – Capcom went back to third person for the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes – really putting you in Ethan’s shoes as you try to survive the new enemies that have beset the snowy mountain village.
Resident Evil 8-age is still relying on the RE Engine that has featured in several of Capcom’s most recent blockbusters, including the last three Resident Evil games and Devil May Cry 5. Of course, combining this with the power of next gen systems allows them to push the engine’s graphical excellence to even greater heights.