Following this year’s hugely successful Resident Evil 3 remake, next year will see a brand new entry in the Resident Evil series. Resident Evil Village will follow Resident Evil VII: biohazard, not just in story but also in returning to the first-person perspective.
Capcom announced Resident Evil Village, the eighth entry in the bloodline Resident Evil series, at the PlayStation 5 reveal event last week. The all-new title is currently in development using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, which was used to create Resident Evil VII: biohazard, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Devil May Cry V.
In the debut cinematic trailer, featured below, Capcom revealed a glimpse of the evocative new setting and storyline of Resident Evil Village. Set a few years after the critically acclaimed Resident Evil VII: 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 VII: 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.
Resident Evil Village is scheduled for a 2021 release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Steam. There’s currently no word on whether the PlayStation 5 edition will support PlayStation VR, as with Resident Evil VII: biohazard.