For many fans who have been waiting for any update on Resident Evil 8 (otherwise known as Resident Evil Village), it may feel like such a long time since Capcom last talked about the upcoming game. Many still have several questions about the game, but fortunately, these questions may finally be answered.
Capcom recently announced that a Resident Evil Showcase will take place next week on January 21, 2021, at 2 pm PT/5 pm EST/10 pm GMT. The showcase will be hosted by What’s Good Games podcast’s co-host, Brittney Brombacher. It’s reportedly going to feature different series producers as well, which will surely prove to be interesting.
Of course, Resident Evil 8 will be the main focus of this upcoming event, seeing as it’s the latest entry in the long-running franchise. What’s more, Capcom’s announcement states that fans can look forward to a new trailer as well as a first look at its gameplay.
Although, it’s worth mentioning that previously released trailers had tidbits of gameplay, but this upcoming one should be more in-depth and could clarify any questions or concerns fans may have about certain aspects of the game.
Don’t miss the #REShowcase on January 21st at 2:00 PM Pacific! Join Resident Evil producers and our host, Brittney Brombacher (@BlondeNerd), on a guided tour of Resident Evil Village, including a new trailer, first-ever gameplay, and more Resident Evil news! pic.twitter.com/aaZGPfE9cA
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) January 14, 2021
Some details of the game were previously discussed already, though, since some fans were lucky enough to test out an exclusive Resident Evil 8 demo. Fortunately, they were quick to share details about the game and their experience online.
There are still a bunch of details regarding the storyline that fans need clarification on, though. For instance, it appears that Chris Redfield, who’s usually the protagonist in the series, is seemingly the antagonist this time around. One fan theory, however, is that the Chris Redfield we encounter in Resident Evil 8 is an impostor, and not the real one whom players have grown to love.
Another aspect that fans want Capcom to shed light on has to do with the monsters. Specifically, fans wonder if the creatures encountered throughout the game are results of a different kind of virus, or if the developer will introduce a more supernatural concept for the first time in the series.
Sadly, Capcom was a victim of a cyberattack last year, which caused numerous information about the company—including details on upcoming video games—to be leaked online. As a result of this security breach, major spoilers regarding Resident Evil 8’s storyline were uploaded and shared across different internet forums.
That being said, the upcoming showcase won’t be talking about just Resident Evil 8; the announcement confirms that other exciting news relating to the franchise in general will be revealed. In this case, there’s a plethora of possibilities as to what else Capcom could be announcing next week, especially since the company has many exciting things planned for this year.
For one thing, Netflix’s CGI animated series for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is expected to air this year, which will star Resident Evil 2’s Leon and Claire. This makes it the second TV series in the works for the franchise, as a live-action one is also in production right now too. This one will star new characters known as the Wesker twins, but it doesn’t have an estimated release date just yet.
There’s a bunch of other things that Capcom has planned asides from this, like a movie reboot as well as the alleged Resident Evil 4 remake. Needless to say, next week’s showcase should discuss more about these in further detail, so don’t miss out!