A first-person Resident Evil 8 is in the works and will arrive next year, report says

By Emily Gera, Sunday, 5 April 2020 21:45 GMT

A new Resident Evil title is reportedly in development for current and next-gen consoles.

Twitter user AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem, who previously accurately predicted the release of Resident Evil 3 Remake, claims a first-person Resident Evil 8 is slated to hit in 2021 and will feature “serious departures” from the mainline series.

According to Golem, Resident Evil 8 was initially being developed as a third Resident Evil Revelations game before being shifted over to the main series following positive feedback from playtesters.

Golem also adds that Resident Evil 8 will “be first-person, and many purists are going to hate it because it’s taking some serious departures in the story/enemies and the like.” In addition, the game will feature a “sequence where you’re in a village with multiple routes trying to make your way to a castle, being attacked by beast-men, zombies in armor with swords, and a witch that laughs a lot.”

It is worth taking any rumor with a grain of salt, of course. Dusk Golem hasn’t gotten all their leaks right – an earlier report of a soft reboot of Silent Hill were denied by Konami. However, a report from Video Game Chronicle purports to have verified the information and adds that the game will feature Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan Winters.

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