Resident Evil Village’s creepy first trailer was revealed at the Sony PlayStation 5 event back on June 11th, 2020. It’s the eighth game in the series, but the number isn’t included in the official title, drawing more attention to the mysterious setting of the game (you can still see the roman numeral VIII highlighted in the logo, though).
Capcom is combining elements of previous Resident Evil installments to craft this next generation game, and boy does it look weird, perplexing, and fun (poor Chris Redfield, unfortunately, does not look like he’s having fun). Until Capcom decides to give us more tidbits of info, here is everything we know about Resident Evil Village.
What’s the Resident Evil Village Release Date?
There isn’t a set release date for Resident Evil 8 yet, but the latest trailers and promotional site say that Capcom is aiming to drop sometime in 2021. A recent ransomware attack on Capcom has resulted in a leaked release window for Resident Evil Village. According to apparent internal documents surfacing online, the next Resident Evil will launch in April 2021.
A story trailer shown off during September 2020’s PS5 showcase is a creepy setup to the game’s story partly through the lens of an animated storybook. The village that envelops RE8 seems like an appropriately demented destination with deadly forest.
We know that RE7 protagonist Ethan and Chris Redfield return for Village, but it’s not quite clear how the new setting and story link to the characters and the events of the last game
at’s the setting for Resident Evil Village?
It may come as a surprise, but Resident Evil Village will in fact take place in a village.
It’s a gothic, snowy place with beasts, betrayal, and people just trying to survive. The special developer message trailer showed off the inventory system which seems to have a currency component (spot the Romanian “Lei” in the top right corner of the menu). This means that there could be another merchant in this game, and that this cursed village is somewhere in Romania.
There was also a ritzy mansion showcased in that trailer, which brings back memories of the Spencer Mansion from the first Resident Evil. It all looks extremely clean running on the same RE Engine that was used to produce the Resident Evil 2 and 3, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and Devil May Cry 5