Following the reveal of Resident Evil Village, Capcom released a video in which the developers provide a few interesting details.
We hear from producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano as they explain why the game isn’t named “Resident Evil 8,” but it still kind of is, because the roman numeral “VIII” is hidden in the logo.
“It’s Resident Evil 8, just not in name.”
The game is made wit with the same RE Engine that was used for Resident Evil 7, 2, 3, and Devil May Cry 5. The latest version of the engine is optimized for the next-generation of consoles.
This will result in no load times combined with realistic graphics and immersive audio.
The game takes place a few years afyer Resident Evil 7 biohazard, and follows the story of returning protagonist Ethan Winters.
Chris Redfield is also back, but not in the way fans may think.
Here’s an official description from the press release alongside a few official images.
Set a few years after the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares. Just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again. Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from the Resident Evil™ series who made a brief appearance in Resident Evil 7 biohazard, is reacquainted with the couple and horribly disrupts their life, leaving Ethan devastated and thrown into an entirely new nightmare.
The first-person action in Resident Evil Village begins when players assume the role of a distraught and shattered Ethan as he seeks to uncover the mysterious new horrors that plague a once peaceful village. Throughout this terrifying journey, players will fight for every breath as they are hunted by vicious new enemies that have infested the snow-capped locale. Channeling the capabilities of next generation consoles, the detailed realism and relentless feeling of fear will increase with each desperate battle for survival, while moments of calm will leave players wondering what new horrors await.
Resident Evil Village will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Steam in 2021.