The Resident Evil video franchise has enjoyed an impressive resurgence in recent years as Capcom rebooted the IP with the popular Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and released two successful remakes in the form of Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
While the two remakes have been well-received by reviewers and gamers alike, many fans are looking forward to the release of a new game that will retain the horror traits which made the series famous in the first place. Inspired by the success of the Resident Evil reboot, it seems that Capcom is working on something more original.
Some sources argued that Capcom would have revealed an announcement related to Resident Evil 8 during the postponed PS5 event that should have taken place this week. However, Sony decided that the current social climate in the US warranted a delay.
Several sources anticipate that the next Resident Evil title will focus on the occult as one of its main themes, as a cult will rise and worship some of the horrific mutants created by the spread of a new virus. At first, it is inferred that supernatural events are taking place, but the virus might be responsible for mass hallucinations.
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Alan R, a count that lives in a castle located near close to the village where the action will take place, is the main protagonist. Dr. Alex Wesker, one of the main antagonists of the series, could also play an important role in the narrative, and this infers that the game could take place in the past, serving as some sort of prequel to one of the other mainline Resident Evil Games.
Players may have to navigate expansive areas with the help of a flashlight, as darkness will play an important role in the atmosphere of the game. More details about the game could be released in the future.