Capcom Teases Resident Evil 25th Anniversary Plans at Tokyo Game Show 2020

Capcom has revealed several plans for Resident Evil’s upcoming 25th anniversary which is taking place in 2021. The Resident Evil franchise has been releasing top of the notch games in the past years which has led to its extraordinary lifetime sales.

The previous months have witnessed the launch of the remakes for Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, both have been highly acclaimed by fans. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard was regarded as one of the best horror games even though it shunned a lot of the traditions of the series.

The forthcoming Resident Evil Village was revealed during the recently concluded PlayStation 5 Showcase back in June and is set to broaden upon the style and first-person gameplay provided by Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, except with a setting much more similar to Resident Evil 4 – the most cherished game in the franchise for which players and critics alike are begging for a remake.

Capcom previously conducted a press conference at the digital edition of the Tokyo Game Show 2020 as the actual event was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. As upheld by Nibellion’s Twitter post, Capcom has confirmed that they will be commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise which is scheduled to begin on March 22, 2021.

An image of a key art featuring characters from all over the franchise was also disclosed. Capcom guaranteed that they will be announcing more information about the celebration soon. This announcement came alongside the news that Resident Evil Village will also be released on the current-gen consoles.

It’s still uncertain what the developers are planning to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the franchise but it is highly unlikely that the first Resident Evil game will receive a remake since it already has an HD remastered version available on current-gen consoles.

Instead, it’s more reasonable that the speculated remake of Resident Evil 4 will be revealed soon. It is also possible that fans might know more about the new Resident Evil live-action series that is being worked out by Netflix which was also revealed during the Tokyo Game Show 2020 last weekend.

The survival horror franchise has been impressively successful during the past few months and the horrible days of Resident Evil are long behind us. The trailer for Resident Evil Village which was recently released looks amazing while the possibility of more remakes has fans hyped especially if it will be Resident Evil Codename Veronica or Resident Evil 4. Little is still known about the new installation of the series but the existing trailers show the game’s macabre tone and occult elements as well as fan’s first look at the return of Chris Redfield who looks like the game’s main villain.

The reboot for the Resident Evil movie is also currently being developed, as with Netflix’s live-action series and the CG Infinite Darkness series. The future looks bright for the Resident Evil series and fans are hoping that Capcom will be announcing something big in March for the Resident Evil 25th anniversary event.


Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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