His story comes to a close...
...It's been speculated for quite a while now, and today, Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil 8 is indeed coming, announcing the game with an all new trailer during today's Playstation's Future of Gaming event, revealing that the game is called Resident Evil: Village!
"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 eight entry in the Resident Evil franchise is currently in development using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, which was used to create vivid gameplay experiences in hit titles such as Resident Evil™ 7 biohazard, Resident Evil™ 2, Resident Evil™ 3, and Devil May Cry™ 5. The RE Engine paired with next generation console technology will "elevate the survival horror experience in 'Resident Evil: Village' to new heights, as the title will showcase the most realistic and terrifying graphics to date."
Players will assume the role of Ethan in this first-person survival horror game as he seeks to uncover the mysterious new horrors that plague a once peaceful village. Players will "fight for every breath as they are hunted by vicious new enemies that have infested the snow-capped locale."
Resident Evil: Village is scheduled for a 2021 release on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X and Steam. Check out the trailer below, which appears to feature what we were all hoping for: werewolves!
By Matt Konopka