Resident Evil 8: Village is Officially Revealed, Coming in 2021

Resident Evil 8 has officially been revealed at Sony's PS5 event, marking the next terrifying chapter of Capcom's horror franchise.

June 11, 2020

After a long wait, Sony finally gave us the information that we’ve been waiting for on the upcoming PS5. With the system planned to arrive later this year, Sony gave us a preview of the titles that we can expect to see coming to the PS5, including several first-party exclusives and third-party titles. One of the biggest among them was the surprise reveal of Resident Evil VIII: Village, which will bring the long-running horror franchise to PS5 next year.

During Sony’s PS5 reveal event, Capcom officially revealed Resident Evil 8: Village, which is coming in 2021 and will seemingly continue from where we left off in the story in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. This would mark the third consecutive Resident Evil game release from Capcom in the past few years after the release of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

The reveal trailer was brief, but it seemed to give us a sense of the tone and style that Resident Evil 8 is aiming for, along with some radical departures from the series’ past. The trailer confirmed that the next RE installment will be in first-person (like Resident Evil 7), while also showing some of the environments and setting, which seems to be in a European village. Ethan, the protagonist from RE7, also was confirmed to be returning for RE8.

The trailer also highlighted that werewolves will seemingly be the focus of this installment compared to the series’ traditional zombies. The trailer also teased that Chris Redfield will make his return in this chapter of the series. However, it seems like he might not be on your side this time around, which is most likely a problem for Ethan.

Resident Evil 8 is officially confirmed in development for PS5 and expected to arrive sometime in 2021. Stay tuned for more information on the game as it develops. Capcom has also confirmed that RE8 will be coming to Xbox Series X and PC.

Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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