Resident Evil 8 producers reveal more story, enemy and gameplay details

By Dom Peppiatt
15 October 2020 11:44 GMT

More details about Resident Evil 8‘s gameplay, plot, and enemies have been confirmed in the Japanese magazine, Famitsu.

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has run a feature on the upcoming Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC game, Resident Evil Village.

A key member of the Resident Evil online community, Alex Aniel, has translated the key takeaways from the game’s producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano. There are some light spoilers below, so look away now if you want to go into the game as fresh as possible.

Via the translated thread, Famitsu confirms Chris Redfield is responsible for bringing Ethan Winters to the titular village Resident Evil 8 is set in. Ethan finds himself here – apparently against his will – after some time has passed.

A sect of cult-like villagers are apparently featured in the game, and employ the use of ‘dangerous creatures’ to protect them.

There is what appears to be a merchant in a trenchcoat – classic! – that’ll sell items to Ethan on his journey through the spooky setting. Ethan’s life ‘will depend on this character’, in some way.

The dangerous, werewolf-like creatures spotted in the recent trailer (below) don’t communicate with language, but do apparently have a sort of ‘pack mentality’ and can wield weapons. Just to make them particularly deadly, then.

Resident Evil 8 is due to launch in 2021 for the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. There is currently no word on whether the game will arrive on current-gen consoles.

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