Capcom have dropped a new trailer for Resident Evil Village, or Resident Evil 8 as everyone sensible is calling it. We get to to see more of the spooky village and also some flash backs, a woman sitting by a fire who tells the tale of a smile child who encounters evil when searching for berries. The fairy tale itself is animated in a completely different style to the game and at first we thought another game trailer had started!
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
In July it was announced that the game was around 60% complete and it is still scheduled for release in 2021.
Netflix has officially announced a new TV series based on Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise. The series is now set in New Raccoon City, and will follow ‘the Wesker kids’. I’m a bit rusty on my Resident Evil lore but as far as I know the only child Albert Wesker has is a son named Jake Muller who was introduced in Resident Evil 6.
The new story follows fourteen year old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker who move to New Raccoon City with their (so far unnamed) father. “The more time they spend there, the more they come to realise the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing a dark secret” add Netflix.
If that sounds a little twee, fear not because the story will run across two timelines, and the second is set a decade in the future when the population of the Earth has been decimated with just 15 million people left alive. The rest – and all the animals – have been infected by the T-Virus and are the nasty, tentacled monsters we all know and love from the series. Jade is still alive, but it seems her sister is missing, as is her father.
When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything. Resident Evil, a new live action series based on Capcom’s legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/XWh5XYxklD
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) August 27, 2020