As we rumored a few months ago, Resident Evil 8 is sub-titled “Village” and will have players resume the role of Ethan in a this upcoming next-gen horror. Here’s what we know so far about the game that will release for the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PC in 2021.
A few years post-Resident Evil 7, Ethan and Mia are living together in a new location free of the terror they once faced. That is, until tragedy befalls them once again. Chris Redfield, the classic Resident Evil character who made a short appearance at the end of RE7, 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. Channeling the capabilities of next generation consoles, the detailed realism and relentless feeling of fear will increase with each desperate battle for survival, while moments of calm will leave players wondering what new horrors await.
- All New Resident Evil Experience –Picking up where Resident Evil 7 Biohazard left off, Resident Evil Village is the eighth major installment in the flagship Resident Evil series.The game sees the reunited Ethan and Mia Winters living happily together and putting their shared nightmares of the Baker’s plantation behind them… until their life is upended and Ethan becomes the focal point of a new nightmare.
- Next Generation Technology–RE Engine paired with the new technological power of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will deliver hyper-detailed graphics, bringing the shadowy village and its haunting residents to life.Resident Evil Village will showcase the most realistic survival horror experience to date.
- Familiar Faces and New Foes –Chris Redfield has typically been a hero in the Resident Evil series, but his appearance in Resident Evil Village seemingly shrouds him in sinister motives. A host of new adversaries inhabiting the enigmatic village will relentlessly hunt Ethan and hinder his every move as he attempts to make sense of the new nightmare he finds himself in.
- A Living, Breathing Village–More than just a mysterious backdrop for the horrifying events that unfold in the game, the village is a character in its own right with mysteries for Ethan to uncover and terrors to escape from.
We were big fans of Resident Evil 7 and how it offered something new for long-time RE fans while paying homage to classic tropes. Village looks to combine the best of RE7 with RE4 and we couldn’t be more excited. Knowing that this will be a premier horror experience on next-gen platforms jumps this to one of our most anticipated titles!